31 January 2011 Science Prize in La Vanguardia

First observation of the vibrational dynamics of single molecules.

Prof. Niek van Hulst in ICFO

Prof. Niek van Hulst candidate for a prize organized by La Vanguardia to promote excellence in research. National newspaper La Vanguardia with the support of CatalunyaCaixa organized the prize “Vanguard of Science” (La Vanguardia de la Ciencia) to give visibility to front line scientific research in Spain. The first edition of the prize has nominated ICFO group leader and ICREA Prof. Niek van Hulst for his research on ultrafast quantum control of single molecules.

The list of candidates is completed by:
  • Ricard Solé and Francesc Posas. The first biological computer, Pompeu Fabra University – ICREA.
  • Mariano Barbacid and Joan Seoane. New therapies against cancer, Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology / Spanish National Cancer Centre – ICREA.
  • Samuel Bentolila and Juan José Dolado. The effects of crisis on labor market, CEMFI / Carlos III University.
  • Fyodor Kondrashov. The proof that Darwin was right, Genomic Regulation Center.
  • Oscar Marín and Beatriz Rico. How schizophrenia originates in the brain, CSIC-Miguel Hernández University.
  • Carles Lalueza and Antonio Rosas. Reconstructing a Neanderthal family, Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC- Pompeu Fabra University) / National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN).
  • Avelino Corma and Fernando Rey. A mineral that is worth more than gold, CSIC - Technical University of Valencia.