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Dr. Miguel Kiwi will receive the Dr. Luis Federico Leloir Prize from Argentina

September 26, 2013

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of the Republic of Argentina will award this prize to Prof. Miguel Kiwi, the National Exact Sciences Prize winner in 2007, for his contribution to strengthening international cooperation for science between Chile and Argentina.

The Dr. Luis Federico Leloir Prize for International Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation will be awarded to the academic from the University of Chile by the Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of the Republic of Argentina, Dr. Lino Barañao, on November 18 in the City of Buenos Aires.

The Argentinean Ministry established this Prize, which bears the name of the Argentinean Nobel Prize Winner for Physics, as a way of recognizing non-Argentineans that have contributed to international cooperation with the country. The winner is chosen on the basis of recommendations by the Argentinean scientific community.

Dr. Miguel Kiwi obtained his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University Federico Santa María, after which he received a Guggenheim Scholarship and obtained his doctorate at the University of Florida, USA. His area of specialty is the complex field of the Physics of Solids and solid-state theory.

Dr. Kiwi has made numerous contributions in diverse areas of physics, among them superconductivity, magnetism, localized magnetic moments in normal and superconductive materials, valence fluctuations of rare earth elements, chemisorption and catalysis, thin films, nanotubes and anisotropy exchange.

The author of numerous specialized publications, Dr. Kiwi´s best-known contribution deals with anisotropy exchange. In this area he has written a review articles published in distinguished international journal, which represents a global recognition on a topical theme.

He has had a distinguished career of over 45 years that has included being President of the Chilean Society of Physics, a member of the American Physical Society and recipient Critics Prize for Aesthetic Presentation and the National Exact Sciences Prize for 2007.

Currently, Dr. Kiwi is a professor in the Faculty of Physics of the University of Chile and a main researcher of the Center for the Development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, CEDENNA, led by the University of Santiago.

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