James Zimmerman Prize

The James Zimmerman Prize (JZP) was established in 2009 by the International Federation form Medical and Biomedical Engineering (IFMBE) Administrative Council in the honour of James Edward Zimmerman, engineer who co-invented SQUID and pioneered applications of SQUID technologies in heart and brain research. The JZP was first awarded in 2010 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, during BIOMAG2010 on the occation of the 40th anniversary of the publication of the first magnetocardiographic measurements using SQUID technology. 

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The Prize is presented biannually at the IFMBE endorsed series of International conferences on biomagnetism – BIOMAG and consists of a plaque. The primary criterion for the JZP is an exceptional contribution to novel SQUID-based method developments and applications in the field of biomagnetism.