Julián Serini, PhD in physics, is a retired senior researcher of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). He is a world leading physicist who studies the low temperature magnetic properties of an element of the periodic table that is frequently used in ordinary life, for instance to generate the ignition spark of lighters: cerium. The researcher works currently at the Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica (CNEA) [Argentine Commision of Atomic Energy].
Sereni is going to travel to Praga, Czech Republic, where he is going to receive the award, and will open the International Conference of “Strongly Correlated Electronic Systems (SCES)” with a talk.
“This recognition is undoubtedly a great satisfaction for me, not only for the value placed on our work but also because the people who nominated me are the ones who had always supported me abroad”, Julián Sereni says. Furthermore, he highlighted the fact that this award was established to honor Bernard Coqblin, a prominent French researcher remembered by having time for others.”
The award committee of the 2017 SCES seminar stated that Sereni was selected for his “significant and long-lasting contribution and experimental research in Argentina.” For more than 40 years, the scientist has worked on providing the most general vision of phenomenology of these strongly correlated electron systems.
Beyond this award, Sereni adds: “There is one non-scientific property of cerium that is worth mentioning because it was the best way to make friends with colleages and students.
Singing in dreams
Researchers at CONICET conducted a study on sleeping birds to understand the fine interactions between the motor and sensory programs involved in complex vocalizations.
Female scientists in Patagonia described a new species of Dolphin that belongs to a family of specimens from Ganges River
It is 20 Myr old and is the first species described as a dolphin fossil in Argentina and Patagonia in one century.
Scientists find the first giant dinosaur of more than 200 million years in San Juan, Argentina
The study was conducted by CONICET scientists and was published in Nature Ecology & Evolution.
CONICET postdoctoral fellow was awarded for her research on ecological interaction networks in native forests
María Florencia Miguel received an award for her study on the impact of human activity in the interaction between land mammals and carob
New advances on the study of masculine fertility
The study, which was published in Biological Chemistry, provides key information to develop new diagnosis and therapeutic tools for infertile patients and work on new non-hormonal contraceptive methods.