XII International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes
ISPE-12
29 August - 3 September 2010
Padova, Italy
Awards
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Galileo Galilei Award for Energy Conversion by Ion Conduction

The “Galileo Galilei Award for Energy Conversion by Ion Conduction” is established on the occasion of the 12th edition of the International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes (ISPE-12) held in Padova, Italy, by the Scientific Committee of the meeting.

The purpose of the Award is to celebrate recognition by the scientific community of scientists who, with their brilliant and innovative results, made essential contributions to the understanding and improvement of ion-conducting materials. The latter has proved crucial for the development of devices for the storage and conversion of energy.

The Award is established in the city of Padova, one of the most significant locations in the tradition of Classical and Humanistic culture worldwide. Galileo Galilei lived and taught in Padova for eighteen years; and it was in Padova that his brilliant research efforts consolidated and revolutionized the experimental inductive method of science. In the course of the following centuries, this method transformed the various fields of science into the propulsive hearts of modern human technology and lifestyle.

The Award is named after Galileo Galilei for the historical reasons mentioned above, and to emphasize the fact that ion conductors are the “center of the universe” in the development of devices for the conversion and storage of energy.

The Scientific Committee of the International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes will assign the “Galileo Galilei Award for Energy Conversion by Ion Conduction” every two years at the ISPE meetings. The aim is to encourage international competition and growth in this field of research, which is of crucial importance in the development of a more sustainable future for mankind.






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The ceremony for the consignment of the awards will take place on Thursday, September 2nd during the Gala Dinner.