Event: Grand Prix en Sciences de l’Institut Grand Ducal 2019

The 2019 ceremony to award the ‘Grand Prix en Sciences de l’Institut Grand-Ducal 2019’ takes place on Saturday, 16 November. The 2019 prize, endowed with 5000 EUR, named ‘Prix Paul Metz’ after its sponsor.

In cooperation with several private sponsors, the “Section des Sciences naturelles, physiques et mathématiques de l’Institut Grand-ducal” since 2010, each year awards a researcher either their complete work or an exceptional discovery in the fields of biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics and physics. 2018 winner (domain biology) was FNR ATTRACT Fellow Prof Paul Wilmes.

About the 2019 prize

2019 is the second time the prize will be awarded in the domain chemistry and is called “Prix Paul METZ” in memory of Paul METZ, former CEO of ARBED and president of the “Section des Sciences de l’Institut Grand-ducal” from 1976 to 1983. The price is sponsored by the Family of Paul METZ and the “Section des Sciences”.

2019 awardee

For the tenth edition of a Grand Prize in Sciences of the Grand Ducal Institute, a jury composed of specialists from the University of Lorraine on the one hand and the University of Liège on the other hand, has chosen from among six candidates Mr Marc André Meyers as the winner of the second edition of the Grand Prize in Chemical Sciences. Professor Marc A. Meyers has Luxembourg roots because he was born in 1946 in João Monlevade, Brazil, where his father, Henri Meyers, a Diekirch native, was an engineer with the firm Belgo Mineira. Marc A. Meyers recounted his childhood memories in a novel entitled “D’amour et d’acier” published by Editions St. Paul, in which he described the development of the steel industry in Monlevade as part of the Belgo Mineira company, a development that was due in particular to the work of Louis Jacques Ensch, named in the book “Jacques Esch”.

Date, time & location

Saturday, 16 November 2019, from 17:00

auditoire de la Chambre de Commerce du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg / 7, rue Alcide de Gasperi à Luxembourg-Kirchberg

Registration is required by sending an email to Professor emeritus Pierre SECK, President of the “Section des Sciences de l’Institut Grand-ducal” pierre.seck@uni.lu

For more information, visit the Institut Grand Ducal website

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