First Heinrich Rohrer Medals Awarded
The Surface Science Society of Japan (SSSJ) in collaboration with IBM Research Zurich, the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan and his wife Rose-Marie initiated in 2013 the Heinrich Rohrer Medal in order to celebrate the Nobel Laureate and IBM Fellow’s great achievements. Dr. Rohrer, one of two inventors of the scanning tunneling microscope, opened the world to nanotechnology.
The Heinrich Rohrer Medal is composed of the Grand Medal, for researchers who have made distinguished achievements in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, and the Rising Medal, for researchers who are below 37 years old, have made outstanding results and are expected to continue to play active roles in the field.
The winners of the first Heinrich Rohrer Medals are for the Grand Medal, Dr. Roland Wiesendanger (Professor at the University of Hamburg, Germany), as well as Yoshiaki Sugimoto, an Associate Professor at Osaka University, Japan and Jan Hugo Dil, SNSF Professor at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.
The medals were awarded during the 7th International Symposium on Surface Science in Matsue, Shimane, Japan on November 4, 2014. The awarding was done in collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan. The following day, the laureates delivered the award lectures on their research achievements as part of the ISSS-7 program.
(All Photos provided by SSSJ.)
Winners of the First Heinrich Rohrer Medal, IBM Research Blog