Congratulations to the Winners of the 2020 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience

This year's winners are: Ondrej Krivanek (MSA Fellow, MSA Distinguished Scientist Award 2008), Maximillian Haider (MSA Fellow), Harald Rose (MSA Fellow, MSA Distinguished Scientist Award 2003) and Knut Urban.

They were awarded for the development of aberration correction which has revolutionized transmission electron microscopy, making atomic-resolution imaging and microanalysis routine and widely available in the electron microscopy community. The citation from the Kavli Prize committee reads: "for sub-ångström resolution imaging and chemical analysis using electron beams". The electron microscopy community owes a great debt to the winners for these great advances in microscope instrumentation.

Read more here.

The M&M 2020 Virtual platform is STILL OPEN!

  • Registered participants can view pre-recorded content (talks, recorded demos, plenary session, exhibitor booth content, etc.)
  • Interact with other participants – attendees and exhibitors – via text chat (video functions not available).
  • The platform will close permanently on 7-September, 2020.
  • Some talks have been removed per the presenter's request.


Have a colleague or co-worker who missed the meeting? Registration is open until Friday, August 21!

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NEWS AND RESOURCES

Message from MSA President & MSA Student Council

To our Microscopy Society Community:

During a time when we are unable to gather in person, we are uplifted by seeing our young leaders working together to promote an inclusive community.

MSA Council created a Student Council in 2017, with the primary motivation of giving voice to the next generation of microscopists. The leaders of the MSA Student Council have used that voice to collaboratively write the letter below, stating their unwavering support to those facing racial injustices, specifically to those belonging to Black communities and other communities of color both in the United States and abroad. Their leadership and vocal stance against racism gives us hope for the future of not only our society, but of the global community.

As a community, MSA values each of our members, and we realize it is imperative to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. Now more than ever, doing so requires us to move beyond self-reflection and take action. To that end, we have established an equity task force. This task force will evaluate our practices, language and decisions, and provide detailed recommendations on how we as a society can improve our culture of inclusivity. This is not work that can be done overnight, but it is work that requires urgent and ongoing action today, tomorrow and all the days that follow. While it is the responsibility of the leadership to take these first steps, we ask you to join us in our efforts to produce large and lasting change in this movement towards equity.

We look forward to seeing you in August at our virtual Microscopy & Microanalysis meeting.

Sincerely,
Esther Bullitt, MSA President
Peter Crozier, MSA President-Elect, and Student Council Liaison

View the letter from the MSA Student Council here.


Microscopy Society of America Announces the Class of 2020 Fellows
The Microscopy Society of America (MSA) will induct four members of the Society as the Class of 2020 Fellows. The honor will be conferred on August 3 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Microscopy & Microanalysis 2020 (M&M 2020) meeting. Members of the MSA Class of 2020 Fellows are:

  • Ian M. Anderson
  • Elizabeth C. Dickey
  • J. Bernard Heymann
  • Masashi Watanabe

Read the press release here.

 

Congratulations to the 2020 Major Award Winners
The Major Awards of the Society honor distinguished scientific contributions to the field of microscopy and microanalysis by technologists and by scientists at various career stages, as well as distinguished service to the Society. The honor will be conferred on August 3 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Microscopy & Microanalysis 2020 (M&M 2020) meeting. For the complete listing of this year’s recipients click here.

 

Register for the M&M 2020 Virtual Meeting will take place August 3-7
MSA, MAS, Exhibits and Meeting Management, and our Program Chairs are working hard to provide you with a robust and enjoyable conference experience as we shift to an online meeting. We have had a tremendously positive response, and nearly 90% of presenters accepted to the M&M 2020 meeting have committed to presenting virtually! Take advantage of the lowest costs ever for our annual meeting. Learn more and register here.

 

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2020 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience:
Ondrej Krivanek (MSA Fellow, MSA Distinguished Scientist Award 2008), Maximillian Haider (MSA Fellow), Harald Rose (MSA Fellow, MSA Distinguished Scientist Award 2003) and Knut Urban. They were awarded for the development of aberration correction which has revolutionized transmission electron microscopy, making atomic-resolution imaging and microanalysis routine and widely available in the electron microscopy community. The citation from the Kavli Prize committee reads: "for sub-ångström resolution imaging and chemical analysis using electron beams". The electron microscopy community owes a great debt to the winners for these great advances in microscope instrumentation. Read more here.

 

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