Olli V Lounasmaa Memorial Prize
OLLI V. LOUNASMAA MEMORIAL PRIZE
BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND PREVIOUS WINNERS
Olli V. Lounasmaa Memorial Prize was created to recognize scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the advances of the field of low temperature physics and neuroscience. The Prize, founded in 2004, is a tribute to the founder of strong Finnish research tradition both in low temperature physics and neuroscience.
The Olli V. Lounasmaa Prize Fund owes to the generosity of Kiti Müller (daughter of Olli V. Lounasmaa) and the members of Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters for the endowment of the revenues obtained upon publishing the Memoirs of Olli V. Lounasmaa (in Finnish Täällä ei näperrellä! – Kylmäfyysikon kuumat paikat, Suomen Tiedeseura, 2008).
The Lounasmaa Prize has been awarded twice in physics (2004 and 2012) and once in neuroscience (2008).
Recipients of Olli V. Lounasmaa Memorial Prize
Alexander Andreev 2012
The third Olli V. Lounasmaa Memorial Prize was awarded to Academician Alexander Andreev the Director of the Kapitza Institute for Physical Problems, Moscow, Russia, for his pioneering research on the theory of superconductivity and quantum crystals.
Seiji Ogawa 2008
John Clarke 2004
The first Olli V. Lounasmaa Memorial Prize was awarded to Professor John Clarke from University of California, Berkeley, USA, for his pioneering research and development work on ultra sensitive magnetometers called SQUIDs.