EuChemS Historical Landmark Award 2021 - Chemistry and Physics in the Atmosphere on the Jungfraujoch: a cooperation between Belgium and Switzerland

The Swiss Chemical Society aswell as the International Foundation ‘High Altitude Research Stations Jungfraujoch and Gornergrat’ and its partners are very proud to have received this prestigious award and look forward to sharing with you the activities related to the award ceremony. The celebration consists of a one-day symposium in Bern and the official award ceremony on the Jungfraujoch.

Start Date 16.02.2023 - 09:00
Event End 16.02.2023 - 17:00
Location University of Bern, Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmazie


The Jungfraujoch High Altitude Research Station, Switzerland, was awarded the EuChemS Historical Landmark Award in recognition of the pioneering work and exceptional "liaison réussie" between the research group of Prof. Marcel Migeotte (1912-1992) with collaborators from the University of Liège, Belgium, and the International Foundation of the High Altitude Research Stations Jungfraujoch and Gornergrat (HFSJG), Switzerland. History was made at this alpine site in terms of the first fundamental measurements and early identification of harmful atmospheric constituents, such as anthropogenic greenhouse gases, and evidence of how their presence in our atmosphere has changed over the last 70 years. Our current understanding of atmospheric chemistry and physics in the context of Earth's climate system would not be possible without the visionary approach of asking the right questions, developing cutting-edge instrumentation and forging strong coalitions at a seminal time for atmospheric chemistry.