Call for Anatole Abragam Prize Nominations 2023

January 9th, 2023 by

Anatole Abragam made seminal contributions to both NMR and EPR and was a recipient of the ISMAR Prize and a Fellow of ISMAR. In addition to making superb scientific contributions, fostering young scientists was close to his heart.  With this in mind, ISMAR awards the “Anatole Abragam Prize” to young scientists at biennial ISMAR conferences (see  Monetary support for this Prize is provided by Bruker Biospin.

The 2023 Anatole Abragam Prize will be awarded at the 23rd ISMAR Conference in Brisbane, Australia, August 20-25 2023. Candidates are eligible within seven years of completing their PhD (excluding career delays due to child birth, illness and other special family circumstances), and can be nominated by any Regular Member or Fellow of ISMAR.  The recipient is selected by the ISMAR Prize Committee on the basis of evidence of novel and significant contributions to magnetic resonance. Preference is given to nominees who have made their own original and independent contributions to experimental or conceptual aspects of magnetic resonance, beyond work performed with their research supervisors. The award aims to recognize and foster outstanding young scientists at an important point in their career.

You are invited to submit nominations by e‐mail to the Secretary General,  Nominations must be received by March 1, 2023 and should include the following documents, assembled into a single pdf file:

• Nomination letter (maximum of two pages)
• At least one seconding letter (maximum of two pages).  No more than two
seconding letters should be submitted.
• Curriculum vitae of the nominee (including any career delays or extenuating
circumstances impacting productivity)
• List of publications and scientific presentations by the nominee

We look forward to seeing you in Brisbane

Alexej Jerschow
Secretary General of ISMAR

ISMAR Fellows Nominations 2022

September 10th, 2022 by

The Fellows Committee of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance invites you to submit nominations for new ISMAR Fellows. All regular members and current Fellows of ISMAR may submit nominations every year. The deadline for nominations this year is October 30, 2022.

The nomination form is here:

A list of current Fellows can be found at Fellows are recognized for contributions to the field of magnetic resonance and to ISMAR. Fellows need not be current ISMAR members. In the spirit of ISMAR, all branches of magnetic resonance are considered.

In accordance with the ISMAR Constitution, the Fellows Committee will select up to 10 candidates from the nominations. Up to four new Fellows will then be chosen by vote of the current Fellows. The Fellows Committee pays serious attention both to research achievements and to involvement in ISMAR activities (speaking or attendance at previous meetings, service on various committees).

The Committee believes that this approach is consistent with the original motivations for creating a class of Fellows, going back to the original arguments of Paul Callaghan: “The goal is not to create an additional résumé line, but to recognize people in a way that would strengthen the society." Nomination statements should specifically address both of these factors and be sensitive to gender equality.

Nominations remain active for three years after original submission, but updates are welcome.

All nominations, must include a seconder, provide a nomination statement (max 2500 characters), and a maximum of 6 important publications. For inquiries, or questions, please contact

Conversations on Magnetic Resonance to resume on May 24, 15:00 UTC

May 22nd, 2022 by

In 2019, ISMAR started a series of on-line symposia called "Conversations on Magnetic Resonance".  This was before the COVID19 pandemic and before the proliferation of on-line webinars that was driven by the cancellation of most normal scientific conferences during the pandemic.  Now that in-person conferences are resuming, ISMAR resumes the Conversations series.

A unique feature of this series is that each Conversation focuses on a specific topic of current interest, pertaining either to a specific aspect of magnetic resonance methodology or to a specific area of application for magnetic resonance techniques.  Three or four people with relevant research activities give short talks, and there is ample time for discussion among speakers and with on-line audience members.  Recordings of past Conversations are available here.

The next Conversation will be devoted to "Magnetic Resonance of Batteries and Electrochemical Devices" on May 24, 15:00 UTC.

Time: 15:00-16:40 UTC (8:00 in Los Angeles, 11:00 in New York, 16:00 in London, 17:00 in Berlin, 23:00 in Shanghai, 24:00 in Tokyo)


(Zoom ID 858 8899 1997, passcode 551650)

ISMAR General meeting on March 1, 2022

February 23rd, 2022 by

As required by the ISMAR constitution, a worldwide ISMAR General meeting will be held on March 1, 2022 with the following agenda

  • General information on ISMAR goals, governance, membership
  • Report on recent elections of ISMAR Fellows, Council and Executive Committee
  • Report on ISMAR's finances
  • Report on the 22nd ISMAR meeting 2021 in Osaka
  • Information on plans for further activities to make ISMAR more useful to its members and to foster young scientists
  • Tribute to ISMAR fellows we have lost in the last two years
  • Information on plans for the next ISMAR conferences
    • 23rd ISMAR meeting in Brisbane on August 20-25, 2023 (
    • 24th ISMAR meeting in Asilomar, spring 2025
  • Suggestions from the audience


To accommodate time zones, the General Meeting will be held as two zoom Webinars at

Webinar 1:
Berlin: Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 08:00
Washington DC: Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 02:00
San Francisco: Monday, 28 February 2022, 23:00
Tokyo: Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 16:00
Sydney: Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 18:00
Delhi: Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 12:30
Moscow: Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 10:00

Webinar 2:
Berlin: Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 18:00
Washington DC: Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 12:00
San Francisco: Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 09:00
Tokyo: Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 02:00
Sydney: Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 04:00
Delhi: Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 22:30
Moscow: Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 20:00