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Car receives 2012 Enrico Fermi Prize

Roberto Car, Professor of Chemistry, Princeton UniversitySep 17, 2012. Naples, Italy. Roberto Car, the Ralph W. Dornte *31 Professor of Chemistry, together with collaborator Michele Parrinello of ETH Zurich, has been awarded the 2012 Enrico Fermi Prize of the Italian Physical Society. The award citation recognizes Car and Parinello for "the invention of ab-initio Molecular Dynamics."  The Enrico Fermi Prize is the highest honor that the Italian Physical Society confers upon its members. The prize, a certificate and the sum of 30,000 euros, was presented at the 98th National Congress of the Italian Physical Society on Sept 17, 2012 in Naples.

The Enrico Fermi Prize was initiated in 2001 to commemorate the centenary of the physicist's birth. It has been awarded annually since 2001 to members of the Italian Physical Society who have made significant contributions to physics.