Accelerator Awards

 


The Louis Costrell Awards Session will be held Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 14:00-16:00 in the parq Grand Ballroom. Members of the IEEE-NPSS and APS-DPB will officiate the session.

Recipients of IEEE-NPSS PAST Doctoral Student Award, APS-DPB Thesis Award and the Robert R. Wilson Prize will speak in regard to their particular award.

The ceremony will close with the Student Poster Prizes based on the judging conducted at the student poster session.

The following list of Accelerator Prizes will be presented at IPAC'18. 


IEEE-NPSS PAST Award

The IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society awards the Particle Accelerator Science and Technology Award to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the development of particle accelerator science and technology.

For 2018, the award winners names and citations are:

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Dr. Hermann Grunder,  Director Emeritus ANL, “For far reaching contributions to accelerator science and technology”;

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Dr. Sandra Biedron, University of New Mexico, "For broad impact in accelerator science and technology”.


IEEE-NPSS PAST Doctoral Student Award

The IEEE-NPSS PAST Doctoral Student Award recognizes significant and innovative technical contributions to the field of particle accelerator science and technology as demonstrated in a student’s doctoral thesis.

 

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The IEEE NPSS PAST Student Thesis award winner is Martina Martinello of Fermilab. The citation reads:

“For contributions to physical understanding of limiting factors in SRF cavities”.


APS-DPB Thesis Award

The APS-DPB Thesis Award recognizes doctoral thesis research of outstanding quality and achievement in beam physics and engineering.

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2017 Recipient

Spencer J. Gessner
SLAC - National Accelerator Laboratory

 

"In recognition of an original theoretical treatment and an experimental demonstration of accelerating positrons in a hollow channel plasma wakefield accelerator."

 

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2018 Recipient

Sergey Antipov
CERN
 

"for experimental studies and analysis of the electron cloud build-up and corresponding instability in accelerators with combined function magnets and for the development of an effective mitigation technique applied in the Fermilab's Recycler ring"

 

The APS-DPB Thesis Award recognizes doctoral thesis research of outstanding quality and achievement in beam physics and engineering. The annual award consists of $2,500 and a certificate to be presented at an awards ceremony at the Division of Physics of Beams Annual Meeting, and an additional allowance of up to $500 for travel to the meeting. The recipient will be invited to present their work as an invited talk in an appropriate session of the meeting.

View the APS website for more information about the APS-DPB Thesis Award 

View the APS website for more information on the Nomination and Selection Process
and Nomination Guidelines


Robert R. Wilson Prize for Achievement

The Robert R. Wilson Prize for Achievement recognizes and encourages outstanding achievement in the physics of particle accelerators.

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Recipient

Alexander Wu Chao
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
 

"for insightful, fundamental and broad-ranging contributions to accelerator physics, including polarization, beam-beam effects, nonlinear dynamics, and collective instabilities, for tireless community leadership and for inspiring and educating generations of accelerator physicists."

 

The prize consists of $7,500, an allowance for travel to the meeting at which the prize is awarded and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient. It is presented annually.

View the APS website for more information about the Robert R. Wilson Prize

View the APS website for more information on the Nomination and Selection Process
and Nomination Guidelines


2017 APS Fellowships Awards

Aleksandrov, Alexander V [2017]

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Citation: For extraordinary technical contributions leading to advancements in the understanding and operation of high power hadron beams, and for world-wide leadership in the field of beam instrumentation.

Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

 

Burov, Alexey [2017]

Fermilab

Citation: For contributions to the accelerator physics theory, including the theoretical foundations of the Tevatron Run II accelerator performance; for the development of the theory of instabilities for space charge dominated bunched beams; and for the development of analytical tools predicting instability thresholds.

Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

 

Hoffstaetter, Georg Heinz [2017]

Cornell University

Citation: For pioneering contributions to the development of the science and technology of energy recovery linacs.

Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

 

Lewellen, John W [2017]

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Citation: For leadership and contributions to the development of practical, high-power superconducting RF photocathode guns, including the development of novel RF cavity designs.

Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams

 

Pilat, Fulvia [2017]

Jefferson Laboratory

Citation: For scientific leadership in the JLEIC effort at Jefferson Laboratory, contributions to the successful commissioning of CEBAF accelerator's 12 GeV upgrade, and to the development and operations of Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.

Nominated by: Division of Physics of Beams
 

Student poster prizes

The Student Poster Prize will be awarded to two students whose work, presented in the student poster session, is particularly admirable. Posters will be evaluated for the Student Poster Prize during the course of the student poster session.

More details will be made available soon.