The Zener Prize is an international award bestowed in recognition of scientific advances within the fields of materials science and physics, with an emphasis on applications in mechanical spectroscopy and internal friction. Formerly named the ICIFUAS Prize (1965-1985), the prize was established in honor of the pioneering work on anelasticity by Clarence Zener. The Zener Prize (also known as the Zener Gold Medal) is presented by the Chancellery of the Zener Prize, which is chaired by the Chairman of the International Conference on Internal Friction and Mechanical Spectroscopy (ICIFMS), formerly the International Conference on Internal Friction and Ultrasonic Attenuation in Solids (ICIFUAS). The Zener Prize may be awarded in recognition of an impactful individual discovery or for a substantial contribution to the field through a cumulative lifetime body of work. The Zener Prize has been awarded to 23 individuals as of 2017. Each laureate receives a Zener Gold Medal and a diploma. Each Zener Gold Medal is struck in 23 carat gold and features a right profile image of Clarence Zener on the front side.
Announcement of the 2017 Zener PrizeRediger
The Zener Prize was awarded to Leszek Bogumił Magalas for his paradigm-shifting research on mechanical spectroscopy of solids. Professor Leszek Bogumił Magalas resides at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Polen.
Modtagere af Zener-prisenRediger
The number in the second column is the year the Zener laureate received the Zener Prize. A number with asterisk (*) means the person received the award while was working at the university/institution containing that asterisk.
There have been three years in which the ICIFUAS Prize was not awarded (1973, 1977, and 1981). Clarence Melvin Zener was awarded the last ICIFUAS Prize in 1985.
The number of laureates: 23 prizes; 20 laureates of the Zener Gold Medal.
70 is the average age of the Zener Laureates the year they were awarded the prize.
University ranking by affiliation at the time of the awardRediger
This is a list of the universities that Zener medalists have been affiliated to at the time the Zener Prize was awarded.
|3||Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart||Tyskland|
|3||Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne||Schweiz|
|2||Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Solid State Physics (ISSP), Hefei, Anhui||Kina|
|2||Columbia University in the City of New York, New York, New York (delstat)||Amerikansk|
|2||Sapienza - Università di Roma, Rom||Italien|
|2||University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois||Amerikansk|
|1||AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków||Polen|
|1||Bell Labs, Murray Hill, Manhattan, New Jersey||Amerikansk|
|1||Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||Amerikansk|
|1||Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon (INSA Lyon), Lyon-Villeurbanne||Fransk|
|1||Kyoto University, Kyoto||Japan|
|1||RWTH Aachen University, Aachen||Tyskland|
|1||University of Calabria, Rende||Italien|
|1||University of Perugia, Perugia||Italien|
|1||Wien Universitet, Wien||Østrig|
The list of Zener laureates by university affiliation shows the university affiliations of individual winners of the Zener Prize since 1965. Universities and research institutions are listed in descending order according to the number of laureates.
List of countries by number of Zener Prize winnersRediger
|Rang||Stat||Number of Laureates||Vinder(e)|
|1st||Amerikansk||6||W.P. Mason, C.M. Zener, A.S. Nowick, C.A. Wert, A.V. Granato, D.N. Beshers|
|2nd||Tyskland||4||W. Köster, K. Lücke, A. Seeger, M. Weller|
|2nd||Italien||4||P.G. Bordoni, R. Cantelli, G. Cannelli, F.M. Mazzolai|
|3rd||Schweiz||3||W. Benoit, G. Gremaud, R. Schaller|
|4th||Kina||2||T.S. Kê, Q.P. Kong|
Countries are listed in descending order according to the number of laureates.
List of countries by Zener laureates per capitaRediger
A list of countries ranked by their Zener Prize winners in relation to their population. Because the population of a country is significantly higher than its Zener laureates, the figures have been multiplied by 10 million. This is why the number on the rightmost column should be read as the number of Zener laureates of a country for every 10 million of its population.
|Laureates / per 10 million|
Alphabetic list of Zener laureatesRediger
Benoit W. (2002) - Beshers D.N. (2008) - Bordoni P.G. (1993)
Cannelli G. (2008) - Cantelli R. (2005)
Fantozzi G. (2008)
Granato A.V. (1996) - Gremaud G. (2011)
Kê T.S. (1989) - Koiwa M. (2002) - Kong Q.P. (2014) - Köster W. (1965)
Lücke K. (1993)
Magalas L.B. (2017) - Mason W.P. (1969) - Mazzolai F.M. (2011)
Nowick A.S. (1989)
Schaller R. (2014) - Schoeck G. (1999) - Seeger A. (1993)
Weller M. (2005) - Wert C.A. (1993)
Zener C.M. (1985)
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- de:Werner Köster
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- en:Ke T'ing-sui
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- "Institute of Solid State Physics (ISSP), Chinese Academy of Sciences". Hentet 29 October 2017.,
- en:Arthur Nowick
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- en:Piero Giorgio Bordoni
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- Granato A.V. (2004). "Some memories of Kurt Lücke. Materials Science and Engineering A, 370". s. 2-5. doi:10.1016/j.msea.2003.07.007.
- de:Alfred Seeger
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- Granato A.V. (2006). "Charles Allen Wert (1919–2003). Materials Science and Engineering A, 442". s. 3-4. doi:10.1016/j.msea.2006.06.083.
- en:Andrew V. Granato
- Magalas L.B. (2016). "Andrew Granato: A Memorial Tribute.". ResearchGate (engelsk). Hentet 29 October 2017.
- "Gunther Schoeck" (tysk). Hentet 30 October 2017.
- "Los Zener Medal Awards premian a los físicos Willy Benoit y Masahiro Koiwa por su labor en el campo de la Fricción Interna". dialogo.ugr.es (spansk). Hentet 30 October 2017.
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- "EPFL researcher wins the Zener Medal: Gérard Gremaud.". epfl. 10 November 2011. Hentet 30 October 2017.
- Gremaud G. (2016). "Lattice Theory of Everything".
- Magalas L.B. (2016). "Professor Qing-Ping Kong: Zener Medalist.". ResearchGate (engelsk). Hentet 30 October 2017.
- "Robert Schaller wins the 2014 Zener Medal.". epfl. 24 October 2014. Hentet 14 December 2017.
- Mari D. (2016). "Professor Robert Schaller: Zener Medalist" (PDF). Hentet 29 October 2017.
- de:Mechanische Spektroskopie
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