Magnetic Resonance in Porous Media
Hangzhou (China) August 21-26
on Magnetic Resonance in Solids 2022
Chamonix (France) September 4-8
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.
Ray Freeman 6.1.1932-1.5.2022
Ray Freeman, one of the pioneers of NMR passed away last Sunday, 1 May 2022.
He was well known for his work on pulse methodology in one- and two-dimensional
NMR. The Groupement AMPERE offers condolences to his family in Cambridge and his
colleagues all over the world.
Rest in peace, Ray!
Stefan Jurga 18.8.1946 - 15.3.2022
Stefan Jurga was a long-time member of the Groupement AMPERE and served as a vice
president in the AMPERE Bureau from 2002-2012. He also organized the AMPERE NMR
School in Zakopane which combined teaching with the latest research but also fun,
cultural, and social interactions among the participants. The Groupement AMPERE
will miss Stefan dearly and our thoughts are with his family and colleagues in Poznan.
Rest in peace Stefan!
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