Promising Scientist Award of  CMOA  (Prix d'Incitation Scientifique du CMOA)

The sixth European workshop "Quantum Systems in Chemistry and Physics" (QSCP-VI), held at Sofia, Bulgaria, in April 2001, saw the award of the first "QSCP Promising Scientist Prize of CMOA". Administered by the "Centre de Mécanique Ondulatoire Appliquée", this prize will be awarded, in principle, annually at QSCP workshops. The following workshops were held at Bratislava (Slovakia) in September 2002 (QSCP-VII), Spetses (Greece) in September 2003 (QSCP-VIII), Les Houches (France) in September 2004 (QSCP-IX), Carthage (Tunisia) in September 2005 (QSCP-X), St Petersburg (Russia) in August 2006 (QSCP-XI), Windsor (England) in September 2007 (QSCP-XII) .... After the Carthage and St-Petersburg meetings it was felt more appropriate to rename the QSCP workshops as International.

A Promising Scientist Prize of CMOA may also be awarded at other meetings involving applications of the quantum theory to physicochemical systems. Accordingly, an award was given at the Fourth Congress of the International Society for Theoretical Chemical Physics (ISTCP-IV), held at Marly-le-Roi (France) in July 2002.

The nomination procedure for the Promising Scientist Award of CMOA follows that established at the QSCP-VI workshop and modified at the QSCP-XIII workshop. Nominations can be made by any established scientist who has attended one or more QSCP or ICTCP meetings. Self nominations may also be considered. Each nomination should include a CV, a cover letter with a statement of main accomplishments, and two letters of reference mailed of faxed to us at least six weeks before the meeting. Applications will be considered jointly by the International Scientific and Local Organizing Committees.

Whilst we believe that older participants still have considerable promise, we would expect candidates to be typically, but not necessarily, under thirty-five years of age. If the criteria of "scientific and human endeavour and achievement" are not met by candidates under that age then candidates under forty-five will also be considered.. The proposed nominees must attend the meeting at the expense of their own institution (reduced fees are available for junior scientists).

The selected nominees will be announced by a distinguished member of the Scientific Committee and the Prize will be awarded by Dr Jean Maruani, President of CMOA, to the first of the selected nominees present at the meeting during a banquet ceremony. THERE WILL BE NO AWARD IN ABSTENTIA. Other selected nominees will receive a diploma in recognition of their nomination together with a gift from CMOA.

QSCP Promising Scientist Award of CMOA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 2013

Applications and nominations should be sent by e-mail to the main organizer, Pr M.A.C. Nascimento: chaer01@gmail.com, with copies to the President of CMOA, Pr Jean Maruani: jemmaran@gmail.com, and to the Chair of the Selection Committee, Pr Erkki Brändas: erkki@kvac.uu.se. The deadline for submissions is September 16, 2013. The selection of awardee(s) will be made by the Scientific and Organizing Committees before and during the workshop. The Prize will be awarded during the banquet. For more details see: http://www.qscp2013.iq.ufrj.br/index.php

QSCP Promising Scientist Award of CMOA, Turku-Abo, Finland, August 2012

The ceremony of award of the CMOA Prize and Medal of QSCP-XVII took place in the Old Academy Building next to the Cathedral of Turku, Finland. Two selected nominees shared the Promising Scientist Prize: Marcus Lundberg (Uppsala, Sweden) and Adam Wasserman (Purdue, USA). The Senior Scientist Medal was awarded to Pr Martin Quack (Zürich, Switzerland). More pictures are displayed on: http://www.qscp17.fi/content.php?sec=1&fil=109

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The two nominees of the CMOA Promising Scientist Prize of QSCP-XVII on the podium of the banquet room: from left to right, Pr. Jouku Peltonen (holding cheques), Marcus Lundberg with ceremony guide, Adam Wasserman with ceremony guide, Pr. Gerardo Delgado-Barrio (holding diplomas), and Pr. Jean Maruani (making speech).

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Three steps of the ceremony of award. From left to right: Marcus Lundberg being awarded the Prize on the podium, then being led to the front table by his ceremony guide, and shaking hands there with Matti Hotokka, Erik Karlsson, Erkki Brändas, and Hiromi Nakai.

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From left to right: Adam Wasserman being awarded the Prize on the podium, then being led back from the front table to his own table by his ceremony guide. Professor Matti Hotokka, Chair of QSCP-XVII, congratulates the ceremony guides.

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Martin Quack being awarded the CMOA Senior Scientist Medal on the podium: from left to right, Vincent Ortiz (USA), Gerardo Delgado-Barrio (Spain), Martin Quack, Jean Maruani (France), Erkki Brändas (Sweden), Alia Tadjer (Bulgaria), Nursen Seckin-Gorgun (Turkey), and Boris Plakhutin (Russia).

QSCP Promising Scientist Award of CMOA, Kanazawa, Japan, September 2011

This meeting was organized in coordination with ISTCP-VII (Tokyo, Japan) between Pr Kiyoshi Nishikawa and Pr Hiromi Nakai. It was the second time that a QSCP workshop was coordinated with an ISTCP congress.
The ceremony of award of the CMOA Prize and Medal of QSCP-XVI took place in the Banquet Hall of Excel Hotel Tokyo, Kanazawa, Japan. Three selected nominees shared the Promising Scientist Prize: Jun-ya Hasegawa (Kyoto, Japan), Shuhua Li (Nanjing, China), and Oleg Prezhdo (Rochester, USA). The CMOA Senior Scientist Medal was awarded to Prof. Hiroshi Nakatsuji (Kyoto, Japan). For more pictures see: http://qscp16.s.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/photo_OC.php

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On the left, Rodney Bartlett with, to his right, Jean Maruani and, to his left, Zhanpeisov Nurbosyn, surrounded by a bunch of beauties in kimono,
on a visit to Tokyo Sensoji Temple during ISTCP-VII.
On the right, Geisha show at the banquet dinner of QSCP-XVI.

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On the left, the three nominees to the CMOA Promising Scientist Prize of QSCP-XVI approaching the podium of the banquet room;
from left to right, Oleg Prezhdo, Jun-ya Hasegawa, and Shuhua Li, with their ceremony guides.
On the right, Erkki Brändas disclosing the selected nominees; sitting on his left side, Kiyoshi Nishikawa, Chair of QSCP-XVI.

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On the left, Shuhua Li receiving the CMOA Prize, diploma and cheque from Jean Maruani, Gerardo Delgado-Barrio and Kazunaka Endo.
In the center, Jun-ya Hasegawa being led to the front table by his ceremony guide.
On the right, Oleg Prezhdo shaking hands with Kiyoshi Nishikawa on the front table.

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On the left, Hiroshi Nakatsuji receiving the CMOA Senior Scientist Medal from Erkki Brändas, with Alia Tadjer and Piotr Piecuch witnessing in the background.
On the right, Hiromi Nakai, Jean Maruani and Erkki Brändas congratulating the ceremony guides.

ISTCP Promising Scientist Award of CMOA, Tokyo, Japan, September 2011

This meeting was organized in coordination with QSCP-XVI, between Pr Kiyoshi Nishikawa and Pr Hiromi Nakai. There will be a project to create a Prize specific of ISTCP on the model of the QSCP Prize of CMOA.


QSCP Promising Scientist Award of CMOA, Cambridge 2010

The ceremony of award of the CMOA Prize and Medal at the QSCP-XV workshop took place in the Lecture Hall of Magdalene College, Cambridge, England. Two of the selected nominees, Jérémie Caillat (France) and Ioannis Kerkines (Greece), received a certificate of nomination and a gift from CMOA.

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Robert Vianello (Croatia, on the left side of upper left picture), Julien Toulouse (France, upper right picture) and Angela Wilson (USA, lower left picture)
shared the CMOA Prize (1,600 Euros).
The CMOA Medal was awarded to Pr. Nimrod Moiseyev (Technion, Israel, on the left side of lower right picture, with his wife on his left).

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Banquet dinner of the QSCP-XV workshop (Banquet Hall of Magdalene College, Cambridge, England). Left picture: Philip Hoggan (main organizer of QSCP-XV) chatting with David Buckingham (Honorary Committee), with Jean Maruani (Chair of the ISC) on his right side.
Right picture: Erkki Brändas (Uppsala, Sweden) chatting with Gerardo Delgado-Barrio (Madrid, Spain) on the right side, and Piotr Piecuch (Lansing, MI, USA) with Kiyoshi Nishikawa (Kanazawa, Japan) on the left side.


QSCP Promising Scientist Award of CMOA, El Escorial 2009

The Prize was awarded during the banquet of the QSCP-XIV workshop, held at the Residence of El Escorial Monastery, Madrid, Spain, on September 17, 2009. There were two Prize winners at this meeting, who shared a Prize of 2,000 Euros: Masahiro Ehara (Okasaki, Japan) and Tomas Gonzàlez-Lezana (Madrid, Spain). In addition, at this meeting, there was created a CMOA Medal to honour outstanding senior scientists.

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Closing banquet. To the left, the main table with, from left to right, Alain Dubois, Roland Lefebvre, Jean Maruani, Erkki Brändas, Gerardo Delgado-Barrio (standing), Oleg Vasyutinskii, Hiroshi Nakatsuji, Piotr Piecuch, Carmela Valdemoro, Marja Rantanen.
To the right, other tables seen from the opposite side.

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Ceremony of award of the Prize of CMOA. To the left, the two nominees : Tomas Gonzàlez-Lezana (Spain) et Masahiro Ehara (Japan), with their respective lady guides.
To the right, one of the two nominees handing his ritual gift to the main organizer.

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Awarding the Medal of CMOA. To the left, Alberto Beswick (in profile on the left) receives the Medal from the hands of Erkki Brändas;
then from left to right: Oleg Vasyutinskii, Piotr Piecuch, Erkki Brändas (singing the praises of the nominee),
Nadine Halberstadt (the wife of the nominee) and Hiroshi Nakatsuji.
To the right, Alberto Beswick, accompanied by his wife and colleagues to the main table, holds his Medal in his hands.


QSCP Promising Scientist Award of CMOA, Lansing 2008

The Prize was awarded at a banquet ceremony held at the J.B. Henry Center for Executive Development, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA, in July 2008. There were three Prize winners at this meeting, who shared 2000 USD: Pr Garnet Chan from Cornell, USA, Pr David Mazziotti from Chicago, USA, and Dr Agnes Szabados from Budapest, Hungary. There were two other selected nominees: Dr  Daniel Crawford from Virginia, USA, and Dr Stephane Carniato from Paris, France, who received diplomas and gifts from CMOA.

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Left: Pr Piotr Piecuch opening the ceremony of award of the Prize of CMOA. To his right, Pr John McCracken (Michigan State University) and Pr Souad Lahmar
 (University of Carthage); to his left, Pr Jean Maruani (Paris, President of CMOA) and Pr Erkki Brändas (Uppsala, Chair of the Selection Committee)
Right: Set-up of the ceremony of award of the Prize of CMOA
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  • Left: The three recipients with their ceremony guide. From left to right, David Mazziotti, Agnes Szabados and Garnet Chan
    Right: Stephane Carniato (Paris, France) receives a certificate of nomination and a gift from CMOA;
    Daniel Crawford (Virginia, USA) received a similar certificate and gift

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    Left: Agnes Szabados (Budapest, Hungary) shared a Prize of 1,000 USD with David Mazziotti (Chicago, USA)
    Right: Garnet Chan (Cornell, USA) receives his Prize: Pr Delgado-Barrio gave him the diploma and Ms Janet Haun (MSU) a cheque of 1,000 USD

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    Left: Pr Gerardo Delgado-Barrio discloses the venue of the XIVth QSCP workshop: Escurial, Spain, September 2009.
    To his right, Pr Erkki Brändas (Uppsala, Sweden); to his left, Pr Hiroshi Nakatsushi (Kyoto, Japan)
    Right: A group on departure in the restaurant of the QSCP-XIII premises. To the right of Piotr Piecuch and Jean Maruani,
    Josef Paldus and his wife


    ISTCP Promising Scientist Award of CMOA, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 2008

    This meeting was organized in coordination with QSCP-XIII, between Pr Piotr Piecuch and Pr Alexander Wang. There was a project to create a Prize specific of ISTCP on the model of the QSCP Prize of CMOA. The decision was postponed to a further meeting.

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    The initiators of ISTCP-VI at Vancouver, BC, Canada: in the centre, Pr Alexander Wang (UBC), with his wife and daughter;
    to his right, Pr Erkki Brändas (Uppsala, Sweden) with Pr Jim Farmer; to his left, Dr Jean Maruani (Paris, France) with Pr John Coope and Ms Marja Maruani

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     A working group in the atrium of ISTCP-VI. From left to right: Martin Quack (Zürich), Elli Pollack (Rehovot), Philip Hoggan (Clermont),
    Jean Maruani (Paris), Erkki Brändas (Uppsala), Piotr Piecuch (Lansing), Hiromi Nakai (Tokyo)

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    Daniel Crawford (centre), who missed the banquet ceremony at QSCP-XIII, receives his certificate and gift from CMOA at the ISTCP-VI Congress.
    To his left, Philip Hoggan (France), Eduardo Ludeña (Venezuela), M.A.C. Nascimento (Brazil), Miguel Castro (Mexico), Alexander Kuleff (Bulgaria),
    Marja Maruani (Finland), and Carmela Valdemoro (Spain); to his right, Piotr Piecuch (USA), Agnes Nagy, Peter Surjan and Agnes Szabados (Hungary),
    Erkki Brändas (Sweden), Alexander Wang (Canada), and Hiromi Nakai (Japan)


    QSCP Promising Scientist Award of CMOA, Windsor 2007


    There were no selected nominees at this meeting.

    QSCP Promising Scientist Award of CMOA, St Petersburg 2006

    There were two Prize winners at this meeting, who shared the award of 1000 euros: Pr Hiromi NAKAI, from Japan, and Dr Luis FRUTOS, from Spain.

    (Photographs displayed below were taken by Monika Nascimento)

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    In the Ballroom of Kochubey Palace at Pushkin, St Petersburg, Russia, Dr Jean Maruani presents an obituary of late Pr Raymond Daudel
    Founding President of the European Academy and Honorary President of CMOA, while Nisi Dominus by Vivaldi is played as a background music.
    From left to right: Piotr Piecuch (USA), Jacek Karwowski (Poland), Konstantin Korovin (Russia), Erkki Brändas (Sweden), Jean Maruani (France), 
    Roy McWeeny (UK), Gerardo Delgado-Barrio (Spain), Vincenzo Aquilanti (Italy), Souad Lahmar (Tunisia), and Marja Rantanen (Finland)

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    Pr Erkki Brändas presents the nominees and announces the choice of the Selection Committee for the Promising Scientist Prize of CMOA.
    From left to right: Nikitas Gidopoulos (UK), Piotr Piecuch (USA), and others as in previous picture (Dr Jean Maruani went to award the Prize).
    Standing in the background, Peter Shternin (Russia) offices at the ceremony music

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    The three nominees with their ceremony guide.
    From right to left: Hiromi Nakai (Japan), Luis Frutos (Spain), and Andrey Popov (Russia)

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    Dr Jean Maruani awarding the Prize to Pr Hiromi Nakai. The Prize was also awarded to Dr Luis Frutos. 
    Andrey Popov (Russia) received a certificate of nomination and a gift from CMOA


    QSCP Promising Scientist Award of CMOA, Carthage 2005

    There were two Prize winners at this meeting, who shared the award of 1000 euros: Pr Majdi HOCHLAF, from Tunisia, and Dr Richard TAIEB, from France.


    The two Prize winners, Richard Taieb (left) and Majdi Hochlaf (right), with their ceremony guide,
    at the banquet dinner of QSCP-X at Hotel Amilcar in Carthage, Tunisia.
    To the right, Dr Jean Maruani, President of CMOA


    QSCP Promising Scientist Award of CMOA, Les Houches 2004

    The Prize was awarded at a banquet ceremony held at the restaurant La Calèche at Chamonix-Mont Blanc, Grenoble, France, in September 2004. The Prize winner was Pr Piotr PIECUCH from East Lansing, MI, USA. There were two other nominees: Dr Octavio RONCERO from Madrid, Spain, and Dr Andrei TOKMACHEV from Moscow, Russia, who received diplomas and gifts from CMOA.

    Two of the three selected nominees with their ceremony guide at the banquet dinner of QSCP-IX
    at Chamonix-Mont Blanc. From left to right, Piotr Pecuch and Octavio Roncero (Andrei Tokmachev was absent).
    In the background, Dr Jean Maruani and Pr Jean-Pierre Julien, from the Organizing Committee

     

    Pr Raymond Daudel, President of the European Academy and Honorary President of CMOA, hands his diploma
    to Piotr Piecuch. The ceremony took place on the top floor of the UNESCO headquarters in Paris

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    To the left, standing beside Countess Baudran de la Massuère, member of the European Academy,
    Piotr Piecuch displays his diploma and the picture of the ceremony at Chamonix-Mont Blanc.
    To the right, Piotr Piecuch proposes a toast together with Dr Jean Maruani


    QSCP Promising Scientist Award of CMOA, Spetses 2003

    There were no selected nominees at this meeting.

    QSCP Promising Scientist Award of CMOA, Bratislava 2002

    There were two prize winners at this meeting, who shared the award of 1000 euros: Dr Marcin HOFFMANN from Poznan, Poland, and Dr Alexander KULEFF from Sofia, Bulgaria.

    ISTCP Promising Scientist Award of CMOA, Marly-le-Roi, France, July 2002

    The Prize was awarded at the banquet ceremony of the ISTCP-IV congress, held at the French Senate House in Paris, France, in July 2002. The Prize winner was Agnes NAGY from Debrecen, Hungary. There were two other selected nominees: Galina KASHENOCK from St Petersburg, Russia, and Luis SERRANO-ANDRES from Valencia, Spain, who received diplomas and gifts from CMOA.

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    Officers in charge of the ceremony of award of the Prize of CMOA. From left to right, Pr Paul Mezey (Saskatoon, Canada),
    Dr Agnes Vibok (Debrecen, Hungary), Pr Gerardo Delgado-Barrio (Madrid, Spain),
    Ms Angelina Hansman (Dordrecht, Holland), and Dr Osman Atabek (Orsay, France)

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    Dr Laurent Joubert accompanying Agnes Nagy, main winner of the Prize of CMOA, to the front table

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    Front table of the banquet dinner at the French Senate House: Dr Jean Maruani (President of CMOA) congratulates the awardees.
    To his left, Pr Raymond Daudel (President of the European Academy) and Pr Janos Ladik (Founder of the ISTCP);
    to his right, Pr Roland Lefebvre (Paris, France) and Dr Stephen Wilson (Oxford, England)


    QSCP Promising Scientist Award of CMOA, Sofia 2001

    Nominations for this award were invited at the banquet dinner held at the QSCP-V workshop in Uppsala, Sweden, in April 2000.

    The Prize was awarded at the banquet ceremony of the QSCP-VI workshop held at Boyana Palace in Sofia, Bulgaria, in April 2001. The Prize winner was Edvardas NAREVICIUS from Technion, Haifa, Israel. Diplomas and gifts were also offered to the other two nominees: Eric BITTNER from Houston, Texas, and Wenjian LIU from Bochum, Germany.

    The three selected nominees with their ceremony guide at the banquet ceremony of QSCP-VI at Boyana Palace in Sofia, Bulgaria

    Dr Jean Maruani awarding the QSCP Promising Scientist Prize of CMOA to Edvardas Narevicius