The Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP), one of two Pittcon conference and exposition sponsors, has selected Alfred G. Redfield as the recipient of the 2015 Pittcon Spectroscopy Award. Redfield is a professor of biochemistry and physics, Emeritus, at Brandeis University (Waltham, Massachusetts).
The award, established in 1957, honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions in the field of spectroscopy. The award committee selected Redfield based on his many accomplishments in the advance understanding, practical developments, and applications in the field of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), especially in nuclear-spin relaxation, as well as his leadership role in the scientific community and mentorship of young scientists.
Redfield is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His additional awards include the Biophysics Prize, American Physical Society (2005), Max Delbruck Prize in Biological Physics (2006), and the Russell Varian Lecture and Prize (2007). During his 60+ year career, he has published more than 200 papers.
The award will be presented during Pittcon 2015, in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 8–12, at the Morial Convention Center.