EMA

Awards

In 2019, the European Magnetism Association (EMA) established two awards. The Young Scientist Award is awarded every year to a young scientist, for theoretical or experimental work performed mostly in Europe, in fields of fundamental or applied magnetism. The Dominique Givord Award for Advancing Magnetism in Europe is awarded every three years to an excellent Scientist (or scientists), who has significantly helped to push forward magnetism research and the magnetism community in Europe.

The Young Scientist Award

The Young Scientist Award is awarded every year to a young scientist, for theoretical or experimental work performed mostly in Europe, in fields of fundamental or applied magnetism. The nominated candidate must have defended the doctorate no more than five years before the nomination date, with allowances for military service and parental leave.

The award consists of a certificate, a medal, a monetary award of €2,000, an invitation to attend the next JEMS and the award ceremony, and receive a travel allowance of €500 for that purpose. The awardee will be selected by a committee composed of the members of the EMA General Council. Nominations may be made by anyone interested in the field of magnetism. Nominations for female candidates are encouraged.

  • 2020: Claire Donnelly, for advances in the experimental characterization of spin textures and their dynamics in three dimensions with X-ray techniques. [See news and her presentation]
  • 2021: Libor Šmejkal, for ground-breaking theoretical predictions of novel spin-splitting mechanisms and antiferromagnetic Hall effect in collinear antiferromagnets, which have ignited the emergent field of topological antiferromagnetic spintronics. [See news]

Dominique Givord Award

The Dominique Givord Award for Advancing Magnetism in Europe is awarded every three years to an excellent Scientist (or scientists), who has significantly helped to push forward magnetism research and the magnetism community in Europe.

The award consists of a certificate, a medal, a monetary award of €3,000, an invitation to attend the next JEMS and the award ceremony, and receive a travel allowance of €500 for that purpose. The awardee will be selected by a committee composed of the members of the EMA General Council. Nominations may be made by anyone interested in the field of magnetism. Nominations for female candidates are encouraged.

Current members of the EMA General Council are ineligible to be nominated.

Nominations and evaluation

The call for nominations and the selection process are under the responsibility of the EMA Officer for Honors and Awards, currently Christian Back. A call is launched yearly, during the Fall. The selection process is conducted by a committee chaired by Christian Back, composed of selected members of the General Council of EMA.

EMA awards 2020 photo

Awardees Presentation

The presentation given by the awardees during the JEMS conferences can be found on this page.

2020