The Jean-Marie Dubois Prize will be awarded this year to Prof Dr. Michael Baake, a German mathematician and theoretical physicist working at the University of Bielefeld. The prize is named after our colleague from K7 and is administered by the State University of Iowa, USA, to “recognize important, sustained research on any aspect of quasicrystals within the 10 years preceding the award”. More details can be found at: https://www.icq15.sites.tau.ac.il/awards.
The prize was established at Iowa State University by our late colleague, Professor Patricia A. Thiel, who pioneered research on the surface physics and chemistry of quasicrystals in close collaboration with JM Dubois. Together, they led an international laboratory between Ames Laboratories and the CNRS to promote the development of the applied physics of these new materials. Today, a similar binational initiative is active between the JSI and the CNRS, focusing on complex alloys, in line with a long-standing collaboration on this topic between the IJL-Nancy and the F5 and K7 departments of the JSI.