Maximilian Haider (CEOS): Laureate of the Kavli Prize 2020
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has awarded the 2020 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience to ESTEEM3 member Maximilian Haider of CEOS, along with three other outstanding researchers.
On 27 May 2020, the Kavli Prize in Nanoscience was awarded to four scientists for their research and inventions of aberration-corrected lenses in electron microscopes that have created the ability for researchers worldwide to see the structure and chemical composition of materials in three dimensions on unprecedentedly short-length scales:
- Harald Rose (Universität Ulm and Technische Universität Darmstadt) for proposing a novel lens design, the Rose corrector, enabling aberration correction in transmission electron microscopy that can be applied to both conventional and scanning transmission electron microscopes.
- Maximilian Haider (CEOS GmbH – ESTEEM3 partner), for the realization of the first sextupole corrector, based on Rose’s design, and for his role in the implementation of the first aberration-corrected conventional transmission electron microscope.
- Knut Urban (Forschungszentrum Jülich), for his role in the implementation of the first aberration-corrected conventional transmission electron microscope.
- Ondrej L Krivanek (Nion Co.), for the realization of the first aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscope (a type of transmission electron microscope in which the electron beam is focused on a small spot) with sub-ångström resolution, well suited for spatially resolved chemical analysis; obtained using a quadrupole-octuple corrector.
“Their work is a beautiful example of scientific ingenuity, dedication and persistence. They have enabled humanity to see where we could not see before,” said Bodil Holst, chair of the Kavli Prize Committee in Nanoscience. “Honouring these scientists and sharing with the world who they are and how they have transformed research, technology, industries and our lives is more important than ever.”
About the Kavli Prize
The Kavli Prize is a partnership between The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and The Kavli Foundation. The Kavli Prize honors scientists for breakthroughs in three categories: astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. Presented every two year since 2008, each of three international prizes consists of $1 million USD.