ICQ13 Awards and Support for Young Scientist

  • Graduate and postgraduate students are offered a reduced registration fee.
  • ‘European C-MAC awards’ will be given for best presentations by young scientists (one award for poster and one for oral presentation).
  • Young scientists will be offered shared accommodation during the conference, supported by International Union of Crystallography (IUCr). Please click here to download the application form. To get support for accommodation, the following conditions should be fulfilled.
    • The applicant should be a graduate student, a post-graduate student or a post-doctoral fellow with a maximum age of 30 (exceptionally 35).
    • The applicant should give a poster or oral presentation in the conference.
    • Preference will be given to those young scientists who have published their paper(s) in IUCr journals or with a crystallographic background.

Jean Marie Dubois Award

The International Advisory Board of the Thirteenth International Conference on Quasicrystals is pleased to announce that the recipient of the Jean Marie Dubois Award 2016 for Excellence in Quasicrystal Research is Dr. Marek Mihalkovič.

Dr. Marek Mihalkovič earned his M. Sc. degree (equivalent) in 1987 at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Comenius University in Bratislava. He earned his Ph.D. (equivalent) in 1989 at the Institute of Physics at the Slovak Academy of Sciencs, with a dissertation on the “Structure of Icosahedral Quasicrystals.” He is now an independent researcher at the Institute of Physics in the Department of Physics of Metals, a part of the Slovak Academy of Sciences. Dr. Mihalkovič has been a visiting scientist or visiting professor at several institutions, including the Technische Universität Chemnitz, Cornell University, Carnegie Mellon University, SIMAP Grenoble, and AGH Krakow.  His research on, or related closelz to, quasicrystals has ranged from atomic dynamics, optimization of complex atomic structures, and studies of phase stability. In 2016 at ICQ13, he will receive the Jean Marie Dubois Award “for theoretical work that has enabled and demonstrated the simulation of thermodynamic and dynamic properties of quasicrystals, based on realistic atomic-scale models and energetics.”