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International Scanning Probe Microscopy Image Contest 2009

Following the success of SPMage07, a new edition of the International SPM Image Prize, SPMage09, is under way. Submission of entries - until 15 February 2009.

The invention of some simple but fascinating tools commonly referred to as Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPM) has led to the visualization and manipulation of matter at the atomic scale. Scanning Probe Microscopy is an outstanding development that has brought Nanoscience and Nanotechnology to the forefront of our research today. These tools have represented a revolution in the working methods of hundreds of research labs around the world in a large variety of fields such as Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Biology, and Engineering. Two decades after the invention of Scanning Probe Microscopes, we are pleased to announce a second Nanoworld image prize - SPMage09 ( - a non-profitable event to recognize the important and innovative contributions of scanning probe research. In summary, the SPMage09 competition has the aim to recognize the important contributions to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology that have been made by the many nano initiatives underway around the world. An international jury of prominent researchers in the field of SPM will judge the images submitted to the Image Prize competition. The jury shall take into account both scientific and artistic merits. The five images selected will receive the following monetary prizes: o 5000 € (First Prize) o 2500 € (Second Prize) o 1250 € (Third Prize) o 2 x 600€ (Fourth and Fifth prizes) The International SPM Image Prize is organised by * Dr. Agustina Asenjo Barahona (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain) * Dr. Arturo M. Baró (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain) * Dr. Julio Gómez Herrero (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain) * Dr. Jose María Gómez Rodriguez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain) * Dr. Pedro A. Serena (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain) and funded from the generous support of the following institutions and private companies: * Universidad Autónoma de Madrid * Universidad Complutense de Madrid * Nanotec Electrónica SL * Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas * CIC Nanogune * International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory * Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Nanociencia de Aragón * Centro de Investigaciones en Nanociencia y Nantoecnología - CIN2 * Centro de Investigaciones en Nanomateriales y Nanotecnología The competition is through the following spanish research projects: * Nanoobjects-cm (S0505/MAT-0303) Madrid Regional Government, Spain. * Atomic Force Microscopy and Nanosystems (NAN2004-09183-C10) Spanish Government


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