Nordic Chemist receives international award

Kenneth Ruud, Professor in Chemistry at the University of Tromsø, Norway, is the first Nordic researcher to be awarded the Dirac medal. This international award goes to young researchers below 40 years of age, and is administrated by the Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (WATOC).
WATOC president Leo Radom says Ruud is presented with the award for his "outstanding work on the development of ab initio methods for the calculation of molecular properties involving external sources of magnetic or electric fields".

The Dirac award is named after the English founder of quantum mechanics, Paul Dirac. The winner of this award is invited to give a speech on the international conference that WATOC organises every third year. The next conference is held in Sydney, in September 2008.

("Tromsøflaket", 20/4 2007)