Ampere NMR School
Zakopane (Poland) June 18-24
Glasgow, Scotland (United Kingdom)
on Magnetic Resonance in Solids 2023
Chamonix (France) September 10-14
Leipzig (Germany) September 24-28
Official Statement of the Groupement AMPERE to the Situation in Ukraine
The Groupement AMPERE and the magnetic resonance community in Europe have
observed with great concern how a war has been started in the center of
Europe aimed at destroying the sovereignty and integrity of Ukraine. AMPERE
strongly condemns the Russian army's invasion of Ukraine, the resulting war
and the destruction of human life, society and cities in Ukraine. The Russian
invasion is an attack on the elementary values without which scientific
freedom and scientific cooperation are difficult. We call on the Russian
government to immediately stop all military actions, and our thoughts and
solidarity are with all Ukrainian citizens and especially with our colleagues
and their families who had to leave their homes to ensure their safety.
The Groupement AMPERE has been working for more than 70 years to promote contacts
among scientists working on magnetic resonance and related phenomena throughout Europe.
Of importance, though less known, is the role played by the Groupement AMPERE in maintaining
effective scientific and human exchanges between Western and Eastern European
countries all through the difficulties of the cold war. The motto of AMPERE,
se connaître, s'entendre, s'entraider, has guided AMPERE since its foundation
to help scientists in difficult economic or political situations. Today, more
than ever, this motto must guide our thinking.
We remain convinced that research and contacts between researchers can build
bridges across national and political borders. Still, as a European institution,
we will suspend this year’s provision of auspice for conferences organized in the
Russian Federation. Membership to AMPERE will be maintained for all our colleagues,
taking into account that Russian scientists who do not support the conflict,
are today often unable to voice their opinions without repercussions.
To support efforts to find temporary jobs for displaced researchers from Ukraine,
we have also decided to actively sponsor Ukrainian scientists through a donation
from AMPERE to cara
, a non-governmental
organization that provides a lifeline for at-risk academics.
AMPERE is launching a new initiative:
the AMPERE Café
It is a framework for virtual get-togethers, with which we aim to foster informal
interactions among scientists working in the field of magnetic resonance.
On-line, October 6, 20:00 CEST
AMPERE Café - Magnetic Resonance Trivia
Please register here
On-line, November 17, 20:00 CET
AMPERE Café - Panel Discussion
"Magnetic resonance instrumentation of the future"
The AMPERE Visual Encyclopedia of NMR
is a collection of short educational videos in the field of
magnetic resonance. The videos can be found on our
If you would like to contribute a video, please contact us at
to coordinate the topics.