OLLI V. LOUNASMAA MEMORIAL PRIZE 2016 – Nominations due 15 March 2016!

The prize is awarded for outstanding contributions to low temperature physics and related fields.
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Nominations are sought for the Olli V. Lounasmaa Memorial Prize for Low Temperature Physics and its Applications. This international prize is awarded once every four years and it is intended to recognize outstanding contributions to low temperature physics and related fields. The Prize, founded in 2004, is a tribute to the founder of strong Finnish research tradition both in low temperature physics and neuroscience.

Background information and previous Olli V. Lounasmaa Memorial Prize winners can be found at

The members of the 2016 Olli V. Lounasmaa Memorial Prize committee are R. Blaauwgeers (BlueFors), J. Clarke (Berkeley), A. Cleland (Chicago), V. Dmitriev (Moscow), P. Hakonen (Aalto Univ.), K. Kono (RIKEN), J. Pekola (Aalto Univ.), G. Pickett (Lancaster) and T. Pulkkinen (Aalto Univ.).

Nominations and supporting letters should be sent (preferably electronically in .pdf format) to the Chair of the Prize Committee:

Prof. Pertti Hakonen
Attention: Olli V Lounasmaa Memorial Prize
Aalto University School of Science
Low Temperature Laboratory
Puumiehenkuja 2 B, Espoo, P.O. Box 15100, FI-00076 AALTO, FINLAND
e-mail: [email protected],

The deadline for the receipt of nominations and supporting letters is March 15, 2016.

A letter of nomination should include all of the following:

  • The basis for the proposed prize.
  • Citations to publications on which the nomination is based.
  • An assessment of the impact to the low temperature community.

  • Relevant biographical information, and current institutional affiliation.

Letters (no more than 4) from knowledgeable colleagues supporting the nomination are welcome and should be submitted along with the nomination material

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