13th Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut Prize to Daniel Mazzone

The European Crystallographic Association (ECA) and the European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA) award a prize in memory of the scientific achievements of Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut, which are cornerstones in both crystallography and neutron scattering.

The Bertaut Prize is awarded to a young scientist (up to 8 years after finishing her or his PhD thesis) having a clear affiliation with the ECA/ENSA region, in recognition of notable experimental, methodological or theoretical contributions to the investigation of matter using crystallographic or neutron scattering methods.

The laureate of the thirtheenth Erwin Félix Lewy Bertaut Prize is Dr. Daniel Mazzone from the Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging (LNS), NUM division. The prize is awarded to him for his outstanding contributions in the field of quantum effects in strongly correlated electron materials, employing cutting-edge X-ray and neutron scattering techniques. His pioneering research has yielded profound new scientific insights into heavy fermion materials and correlated transition-metal oxides. 

Notably, Daniel’s investigations have faced large environmental challenges, including the precise measurement of small magnetic moments at extreme low temperatures and high magnetic fields, as well as conducting neutron scattering experiments under uniaxial pressure with very low sample masses. Daniel Mazzone has also played a pivotal role in the commissioning of various large-scale neutron and X-ray spectrometers, employing innovative technical approaches and sophisticated data reduction and analysis software.

Original announcement of the European Crystallographic Association