Gregori Aminoff Prize
The Gregori Aminoff Prize is intended to reward a documented, individual contribution in the field of crystallography, including areas concerned with the dynamics of the formation and dissolution of crystal structures. Some preference should be shown for work evincing elegance in the approach to the problem.
The prize may be awarded either to an individual Swedish or foreign researcher, or to a joint research group of no more than three persons. The Gregori Aminoff Prize was awarded for the first time in 1979.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS) has awarded the Gregori Aminoff Prize in Crystallography 2013 to Carlo Gatti, Institute of Molecular Sciences and Technology, Italian National Research Council (CNR-ISTM), Milan, Italy and Mark Spackman, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia, “for developing experimental and theoretical methods to study electron density in crystals, and using them to determine molecular and crystalline properties”.
Nominating and awarding
The Academy appoints a prize committee that prepares proposals for nominations and, during the autumn, the Academy selects a laureate/s. The prize is presented at the Academy's annual ceremonial meeting the following spring.