Laudatio 2002: Professor Jean Jeener

Awarded Contribution:

The lecture given at the Ampere Summer School in Basko Polje, Yugoslavia, September, 1971, where Jean Jeener introduced two-dimensional Fourier NMR spectroscopy by what is today known as the COSY experiment. The unpublished lecture notes were later published in “NMR and More in Honour of Anatole Abragam”, Eds. M. Goldman and M. Porneuf, Les editions de physique, Avenue du Hoggar, Zone Industrielle de Courtaboeuf, BP 112, F-91944 Les Ulis cedex A, France (1994).

The Prize Winner:

jeener.jpg Jean (Louis, Charles) Jeener

Professor Emeritus at Université

Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium


Technologies: The awarded contribution introduced two-dimensional NMR spectroscopy and has shown an unprecedented impact on the development of state-of-the-art NMR spectroscopy. In principle, any multiple-dimensional NMR experiment introduced so far relies on the method proposed by Jean Jeener. Countless examples can be found in both liquid-state and solid-state NMR, as well as in NMR imaging pplications in medicine, biology and material science.