The special issue is dedicated to the 70th birthday of our esteemed colleague, Prof. Geoffrey Bodenhausen, who is famous for his works in various fields of magnetic resonance. Prof. Bodenhausen is one of the pioneers of modern NMR methodologies, such as 2D-NMR, coherence transfer and coherence pathway selection, indirect detection of "insensitive" nuclei, and multiple-quantum spin-echo spectroscopy, refocusing methods in NMR. Geoffrey Bodenhausen has made important contributions to NMR theory (notably establishing the product operator formalism), solid-state NMR, and NMR relaxation. Within the last decade, Geoffrey has been very actively pushing forward spin hyperpolarization methodologies, namely dissolution DNP, and in advanced NMR developing a variety of methods to efficiently exploit long-lived spin order, as well as for the indirect detection of nitrogen-14 in solids.
Prof. Geoffrey Bodenhausen is an active member of the international magnetic resonance community. He was the first chair of the EUROMAR board of trustees, which is a prominent scientific event in the field of magnetic resonance. He also chaired the 3rd DNP symposium and the 7th Alpine Conference on solid-state NMR in 2011. Currently, Prof. Bodenhausen is the Chair of Subdivision "Hyperpolarization in Magnetic Resonance" of the AMPERE society and an editor of Progress in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy as well as of Magnetic Resonance.
Geoffrey Bodenhausen is an author of the classical book "Principles of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in One and Two Dimensions" (frequently called "The New Testament" by NMR people); he has published 400+ papers and supervised more than 40 PhDs. His work has been highlighted by a number of prestigious prizes, such as the prize awarded by the Association of Swiss Chemists, the National Latsis Prize awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, Doctor honoris causa of the University of Stockholm, the Catalan-Sabatier Prize of the Royal Society of Chemistry of Spain, and the Günther Laukien Prize; Prof. Bodenhausen is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and ISMAR and the corresponding member of the Royal Academy of Sciences of the Netherlands.