RSC ESR Spectroscopy Group

Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry
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The Bruker Lecture

Since 1986, Bruker Biospin have sponsored an annual Lecture, with accompanying prize,
to be presented by a scientist who has made a major scientific contribution to the field of ESR spectroscopy.

Past Bruker Lecturers
28th: "Recent trends in organic high-spin/open-shell chemistry: Electron spin technology", Professor Takeji Takui, Osaka City University, Japan.
27th: "Quantum computing on electron spins using the pulsed EPR spectroscopy methodology", Professor Kev M. Salikhov, Zavoisky Physical-Technical Institute in Kazan, Tatarstan.
26th: "New developments in EPR and DNP and application to biomolecular research", Professor Thomas Prisner, University of Frankfurt, Germany.
25th: "The Fidelity of Spin Trapping", Professor Ronald P. Mason, NIH, United States.
24th: "Measuring the Nanoworld", Professor Gunnar Jeschke, ETH Zürich, Switzerland.
23rd: "Obscure Greek symbols in EPR and ENDOR", Professor Edgar Groenen, University of Leiden, The Netherlands.
22nd: "High-field ENDOR - opportunities and frustrations", Professor Daniella Goldfarb, Weizmann Institute, Israel.
21st: "Pulsed Dipolar ESR Spectroscopy and its Applications", Professor Yuri D. Tsvetkov, Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion, Novosibirsk, Russia.
20th: "EPR - an Exciting Topic?", Professor Klaus-Peter Dinse, University of Darmstadt, Germany.
19th: "Watching Proteins Move with Site-Directed Spin Labeling", Professor Wayne L. Hubbell, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
18th: "Signals from the reaction center. Applications of EPR in photosynthesis", Professor Wolfgang Lubitz, Max-Planck-Institute, Mülheim, Germany.
17th: "Interacting electron spins", Professors Sandra and Gareth Eaton, University of Denver, USA.
16th: "Free radicals and transition metal ions: local probes of structure and function in biological systems", Professor Jürgen Hüttermann, Saarland University, Germany.
15th: "EPR of transition metal ions. A tale of symmetry and of symmetry breaking", Professor Dante Gatteschi, University of Florence, Italy.
14th: "High frequency EPR studies of paramagnetic inorganic and bio-inorganic systems", Professor Jan Schmit, University of Leiden, The Netherlands.
13th: "ESR spectroscopy: past history, present status and future prospects", Professor John R. Pilbrow, Monash University, Australia.
12th: "Physical chemistry through electron spin polarization", Professor Keith A. McLauchlan, University of Oxford, UK.
11th: "ENDOR of metalloenzymes", Professor Brian M. Hoffman, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA.
10th: "Discoveries with ESR", Professor H. M. McConnell, Stanford University, California, USA.
9th: "Creation and detection of coherence and polarization in pulsed EPR", Professor Arthur Schweiger, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
8th: "The nuclear Zeeman interaction in electron resonance", Professor Neil M. Atherton, University of Sheffield, Yorkshire.
7th: "EPR and ENDOR investigations of the primary reactions in bacterial photosynthesis", Professor George Feher, University of California, San Diego, USA.
6th: "EPR, ENDOR and ESEEM on hexacyanoferrate in alkali halides", Professor E. de Boer, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
5th: "Modern techniques in ESR", Professor Jack H. Freed, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA.
4th: "Alternatives to field modulation in ESR spectroscopy", Professor James S. Hyde, National Biomedical ESR Center, Wisconsin, USA.
3rd: "Electron spin resonance in the study of transient free radicals", Professor Hans Fischer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
2nd: "Multiple resonances involving ESR, NMR, and optical transitions: more than just a game?", Professor Klaus Möbius, Free University Berlin, Germany.
1st: "Application of Electron Spin Resonance spectroscopy to the study of the effects of ionising radiation on DNA and DNA complexes", Professor Martyn C. R. Symons, Leicester University, UK.