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Professors Jan-Henrik Ardenkjaer-Larsen and Lucio Frydman are awarded the Prestigious Richard R. Ernst Prize in Magnetic Resonance

PORTOROZ, Slovenia, – July 5, 2021 – Bruker is delighted to announce that Professors Jan-Henrik Ardenkjaer-Larsen of the Technical University of Denmark and Lucio Frydman of the Weizmann Institute in Israel, are this year’s winner of the prestigious Richard R. Ernst Prize in Magnetic Resonance.

Professor Ardenkjaer-Larsen is being recognized for his contribution to the use of hyperpolarization in molecular imaging up to their clinical translation. Professor Frydman wins this coveted prize for his work in pushing the limits of sensitivity, and of spatial and time resolution in magnetic resonance imaging applications, through hyperpolarization and for the design of new pulse sequences and signal acquisition schemes.

The Richard R. Ernst Prize was founded by EUROMAR with sponsor Bruker in 2017 to recognize recent beneficial methods and applications in Magnetic Resonance research. Named after the 1991 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner Richard R. Ernst for his seminal contributions to the development of high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, the Richard R. Ernst Prize represents a significant recognition in the field of magnetic resonance research and its practical applications.

Professor Ardenkjaer-Larsen said: “I am greatly honored and humbled by receiving the Ernst Prize as a recognition by highly respected colleagues.”  Professor Frydman commented: “It’s a great privilege to receive this award; primarily because of whom it honors, but also because of the stature of those that have received it before me.”

Bruker would also like to honor the memory of Richard R. Ernst, who passed away on June 4th, 2021, for his breakthrough contributions to the advancement of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).  We are deeply saddened to have lost such an incredible scientist, mentor and friend.

Jan Henrik Ardenkjaer-Larsen Professor, Technical University of Denmark
Lucio Frydman Professor, Weizmann Institute

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