The Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) has awarded the Prix Schläfli 2019 to the four most important insights gained by young researchers at Swiss universities. Murielle Delley has been awarded by the Prix Schläfli "Chemistry" 2019 for her findings, that deepened the understanding of how certain catalysts, such as those used in polyethylene production, work.
Murielle Delley will receive the Prix Schläfli "Chemistry" 2019 from Catherine E. Housecroft, University of Basel (president of the jury) and present the awarded work "Local Structures and Heterogeneity of Silica-Supported M(III) Sites Evidenced by EPR, IR, NMR, and Luminescence Spectroscopies".
This conference is part of a tournee. Murielle Delley will also give her conference in the following institutions:
24.02.2020: University of Zürich
25.02.2020: ETH Zürich
26.02.2020: University of Fribourg
27.02.2020: University of Bern
When asked about her motivation to study chemistry, Murielle Delley explains that she has always wanted to know how things work. When it came to understanding what was happening around us - everyday science, so to speak - she was more attracted to chemistry than to physics, for example. Well, that was originally the case. Over the years she naturally also turned to more specific, less everyday problems, most recently the surfaces of catalysts.Image: Bernard Delley
Controlling the amount of phosphate in cells, the processes involved in catalysts, land use in Madagascar and a paradox of quantum physics – these are the topics for which the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) has awarded the Prix Schläfli 2019 to the four most important insights gained by young researchers at Swiss universities. Murielle Delley (Chemistry), Matteo Fadel (Physics), Rebekka Wild (Biology) and Julie Zähringer (Geosciences) receive the prize for the findings arrived at in their dissertations. For the first time, six of the candidates for the Prix Schläfli in Physics were also selected to participate in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.Image: SCNAT