Kai Siegbahn Prize

The Prize, established in 2009 in honor of the founder of Nuclear Instruments and Methods A, Kai Siegbahn, aims to recognize and encourage outstanding experimental achievement in synchrotron radiation research with a significant component of instrument development. Particular preference will be given to the development of synchrotron radiation spectroscopies.

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About Kai Siegbahn

Kai Siegbahn

Kai Siegbahn had a strong and lasting commitment to advancing synchrotron radiation science. NIM-A encourages the publication of high quality manuscripts in the areas of sources and instruments for synchrotron radiation research. The Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena publishes experimental, theoretical and applied work in the field of electron spectroscopy and electronic structure, involving techniques which use high energy photons (>10 eV) or electrons as probes or detected particles in the investigation.


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Application Process

Nominations are open to scientists of all nationalities without regard to the geographical site at which the work was performed. The prize shall ordinarily be awarded to one person but may be shared when all recipients have contributed to the same accomplishment. The prize recipient should be 45 years old or younger at time of selection. Nominations are active for two prize cycles.


The Prize will be awarded every three years and carries a EUR 3000 prize plus a travel allowance to the meeting at which the prize is awarded and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient.