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2017 Prize Winners


The Rolf Wideroe Prize for outstanding work in the accelerator field with no age limit.

Dr. Lyndon Evans, CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research, Geneva, Switzerland

for his many major professional accomplishments in the field of accelerator design, construction and operation, including his contributions to the SPS, where he was essential for converting the SPS to a proton-anti-proton collider that led to the discovery of the W and Z Bosons and the design and construction of the LHC which led to the discovery of the Higgs Boson in 2012. The LHC at CERN is the most powerful and complex collider ever build and one of the most ambitious science projects. Lyndon Evans’ leadership abilities and experience were essential ingredients for the successful completion of the LHC construction.


 

The Gersh Budker Prize for a recent, significant contribution to the accelerator field with no age limit.

Dr. Pantaleo Raimondi, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France

for the invention of the Hybrid Multi Bend Achromat HMBA-lattice, reducing the emittance of the ESRF Synchrotron Light Source by a factor of 30, while still keeping a large enough dynamic aperture. The design of the cell shows Raimondi’s ability to foster new ideas, his deep understanding of accelerator physics and mastering of technological aspects. The HMBA-lattice has been adopted as the basis for the design for most future 4th generation storage ring light sources (APS-U, Spring8-2, ALS-U, SSRF, IHEP).


The Frank Sacherer Prize for an individual in the early part of his or her career, having made a recent significant, original contribution to the accelerator field.

Dr Anna Grassellino, Fermilab, Batavia, USA

for her major impact on the field of superconducting RF technology, in particular, the improvement of the cavity quality factor Q and more recently the accelerating field gradient and quality factor combined.  The technique of “nitrogen-doping” has already been applied in ongoing accelerator projects including the technology transfer to industry around the world and the recent development of “Nitrogen-Infusion” has recently resulted in a major improvement of the maximum field gradient and quality factor combined. Both methods have the potential for revolutionizing the field of SC RF and underline the importance of her contributions to the field.

 

The Bruno Touschek Prize for a student registered for a PhD or diploma in accelerator physics or engineering or to a trainee accelerator physicist or engineer in the educational phase of their professional career, for the quality of work and promise for the future:

to be announced at IPAC'17

 

Best Student Posters awarded to 2 students whose work, presented in the special session for students is particularly meritorious.

to be announced at IPAC'17

 

2014 Prize Winners


The Rolf Wideroe Prize for outstanding work in the accelerator field with no age limit.

 

Professor Mikael Eriksson, Machine Director of the Max-IV Laboratory, Lund, Sweden

for outstanding leadership in the design, construction and commissioning of the MAXlab Synchrotron Radiation Facilities. His intense activities in different worldwide machines and in education have had an extremely important impact on numerous existing synchrotron sources. His contributions to finding innovative design and technological solutions have opened the way for the future generation of “ultimate storage rings” and diffraction limited radiation sources.


 

The Gersh Budker Prize for a recent, significant contribution to the accelerator field with no age limit.

Professor Tsumoru Shintake, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, Okinawa, Japan

 

for leading the design, construction, commissioning and operation of the SACLA X-Ray Free Electron Laser. Dr Shintake contributed to all aspects of the project, including the electron source, the C-Band linac and the undulator alignment. The first lasing of the FEL in June 2011 was a crowning achievement made possible by numerous technological developments. Dr Shintake’s daring and visionary approach to physics matches well the style of the physicist whose name this prize bears.


The Frank Sacherer Prize for an individual in the early part of his or her career, having made a recent significant, original contribution to the accelerator field.

 

Dr Agostino Marinelli, SLAC, USA

 

for recent important, original contributions to accelerator physics, especially to the development of techniques that significantly improve parameters of free electron lasers such as their spectrum and longitudinal coherence. Dr Marinelli’s achievements include in particular the theoretical analysis and experimental demonstration of the gain modulated FEL, a novel concept to generate two or more colours from one electron bunch – a technique that enables a new class of FEL experiments.

 

Prize (d) for a student registered for a PhD or diploma in accelerator physics or engineering or to a trainee accelerator physicist or engineer in the educational phase of their professional career, for the quality of work and promise for the future:

Juan-Esteban Muller, CERN/EPFL

High-accuracy Diagnostic Tool for Electron Cloud Observation in the LHC based on Synchronous Phase Measurements

 

Best Student Posters awarded to 2 students whose work, presented in the special session for students is particularly meritorious.

Eléonore Roussel (PhLAM/CERCLA, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)

Numerical Study of the Microbunching Instability at UVSOR-III: Influence of the Resistive and Inductive Impedances
 
Marton Ady (CERN, Geneva, Switzerland)
Monte Carlo Simulations of Synchrotron Radiation and Vacuum Performance of the Max IV Light Source

 

A third, special prize, sponsored by the European Physical Society (EPS), awarded for a Master’s Thesis student:

 

Lieselotte Obst (Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf-HZDR, Dresden, Germany)
Scaling of TNSA-accelerated Proton Beams with Laser Energy and Focal Spot Size

2011 Prize Winners


The Rolf Wideroe Prize for outstanding work in the accelerator field with no age limit.

 

Shin-Ichi Kurokawa, KEK

For outstanding leadership in the design, construction and operation of several high-energy accelerators, including the KEK PS, TRISTAN and the KEK B-Factory. Through his intensive participation in the international collaboration within ACFA and ICFA, he initiated and expanded worldwide scientific exchange, building sturdy bridges of understanding and collaboration between Japan, Asia and the rest of the world.


 

The Gersh Budker Prize for a recent, significant contribution to the accelerator field with no age limit.

Yasushige Yano, Riken

 

For his innovation and leadership in the design, construction and successful operation of RIBF, the world's first radioactive ion beam facility based on SC sector-magnet cyclotrons. Dr. Yano's understanding and foresight have led to major advances in cyclotron technology and in realizing them he has created a major new facility for nuclear physics with unparalleled capabilities for years to come.


The Frank Sacherer Prize for an individual in the early part of his or her career, having made a recent significant, original contribution to the accelerator field.

 

Rogelio Tomas Garcia, CERN

 

For his many important, original contributions to accelerator physics, especially the optics design and optics measurement and correction techniques applied to a large number of circular and linear collider projects. Dr. Tomas' achievements combine theoretical ability with practical skills, and range from studies of resonances and non-linearities in accelerators and beam lines to operations and upgrades for the LHC.


Prize (d) for a student registered for a PhD or diploma in accelerator physics or engineering or to a trainee accelerator physicist or engineer in the educational phase of their professional career, for the quality of work and promise for the future:

Pei Zhang, DESY

Study of Beam Diagnostics with Trapped Modes in Third Harmonic Superconducting Cavities at FLASH.


Best Student Posters awarded to 2 students whose work, presented in the special session for students is particularly meritorious.

Aleksandar Angelovski, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt
Realization of a High Bandwidth Bunch Arrival-time Monitor with Cone-shaped Pickup Electrodes for FLASH and XFEL

Sam Posen, Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education
Cornell SRF New Materials Program

 

2008 Prize Winners


Prize (a) for outstanding work in the accelerator field with no age limit.

 

Alex Chao, SLAC

For many ground-breaking and fundamental contributions to accelerator physics, in particular for the study and understanding of collective beam behaviour, beam instabilities, beam distribution, spin dynamics, radiative polarization and beam beam effects, including the application of beam dynamics techniques to the problem of galaxy instability in astrophysics. For the direct or indirect contribution to the design and performance of almost every major accelerator, built or not built, over the past 30 years, and for his outstanding papers, lectures and books on accelerator physics.


 

Prize (b) for a recent, significant contribution to the accelerator field with no age limit.

Norbert Holtkamp, ITER (formerly ORNL/SNS)

 

For the construction and successful commissioning of the linac-driven Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) on time and to budget, within the constraints of a multi-laboratory collaboration. His inspirational leadership and outstanding management skills, combined with a thorough understanding of the technical and scientific challenges, were the essential components in successfully bringing together the highly effective SNS team.


Prize (c) for an individual in the early part of his or her career, having made a recent significant, original contribution to the accelerator field.

 

Viatcheslav Danilov, ORNL/SNS

 

For numerous contributions to accelerator physics, in particular for the proposal, calculation, design, construction, and demonstration of efficient laser H- stripping.

Prize (d) for a student registered for a PhD or diploma in accelerator physics or engineering or to a trainee accelerator physicist or engineer in the educational phase of their professional career, for the quality of work and promise for the future:

 

Rocco Paparella, INFN/LASA, Segrate

A Control and Systems Theory Approach to the High Gradient Cavity Detuning Compensation.

Best Student Posters awarded to 2 students whose work, presented in the special session for students is particularly meritorious.

Said Hasan, Univ. Insubria and INFN Milano
High Efficiency Collimation with Bent Crystals

Tanuja Sushant Dixit, GUAS/AS, Ibaraki
Digital Acceleration Scheme of the KEK All-ion Accelerator

 

2006 Prize Winners

Prize (a) for outstanding work in the accelerator field with no age limit:

Vladimir Teplyakov, IHEP Protvino

For the invention of RFQ in collaboration with I.M. Kapchinsky. RFQ revolutionized the technique for accelerating low energy ion beams.

 

Prize (b) for an individual in the early part of his or her career, having made a recent significant, original contribution to the accelerator field:

Lutz Lilje, DESY, Hamburg

 

In recognition of his major role in the development and testing of high gradient superconducting RF structures, including his original contributions in the development of fast tuning systems.

 

Prize (c) for a student registered for a PhD or diploma in accelerator physics or engineering, or to a trainee accelerator physicist or engineer in the educational phase of their professional career, for the quality of work and promise for the future:

Axel Winter, Hamburg University and DESY

For designing, building and testing an ultra-stable timing and synchronisation system for linac driven FELs providing 20 fs precision over long distances.

 

 

2004 Prize Winners

Prize (a) for an individual in the early part of his or her career, having made a recent, significant, original contribution to the accelerator field:

Vladimir Shiltsev, FNAL, Batavia, IL

For many important contributions to accelerator physics which include theory, beam simulations, hardware development, hardware commissioning and beam studies. In particular for his pioneering work on electron-lens beam-beam compensation.

 

Prize (b) for outstanding work in the accelerator field with no age limit:

Igor Meshkov, JINR, Dubna

 

For seminal contributions to numerous advances in accelerator science over the past 40 years. In particular for his development and implementation of the techniques which allowed the original brilliant idea of electron cooling to become a hardware reality and an accelerator tool. In addition for his devotion to and promotion of international collaboration in accelerator physics.

 

 

2002 Prize Winners

 

Prize (a) for an individual in the early part of his or her career, having made a recent, significant, original contribution to the accelerator field:

Frank Zimmermann, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

For his many important contributions to accelerator physics. In particular, he contributed significantly to the understanding of fast ion and electron cloud instabilities, the results of which have greatly benefited the whole accelerator community.

 

Prize (b) for outstanding work in the accelerator field with no age limit:

Kurt Hübner, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

For his excellent leadership in the field of accelerator physics and technology. He has provided guidance for generations of accelerator physicists and engineers, thereby contributing immensely to the prosperity of accelerators at CERN and many other laboratories around the world.

 

 

2000 Prize Winners

 

Prize (a) for an individual in the early part of his or her career, having made a recent, significant, original contribution to the accelerator field:

Pantaleo Raimondi, Stanford Linear Accelerator Centre, Stanford, USA

For inventing and applying practical techniques which improved the beam diagnostics at the interaction point and from this given an understanding which has increased the luminosity of both LEP and the Stanford Linear Collider.

Prize (b) for outstanding work in the accelerator field with no age limit:

Eberhard Keil, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

For seminal contributions to numerous topics including instability theory, beam-beam effects, beam optics, non-linear resonances, and beam environment impedance which have contributed to the design of every major accelerator in the last 35 years.

 

 

1998 Prize Winners

Prize (a) for an individual in the early part of his or her career, having made a recent significant, original contribution to the field:

Søren Pape Møller, Institute for Storage Ring Facilities, Aarhus University, Denmark

For the design, construction, and commissioning of ELISA, an electrostatic storage ring for atomic physics.

 

Prize (b) for outstanding work in the accelerator field with no age limit:

Cristoforo Benvenuti, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland

For the major breakthrough for achieving ultra-high vacua in storage rings using the NEG system, and for the major breakthrough for development of Nb coatings of SC RF Cavities in LEP.

1996 Prize Winners

Prize (a) to a physicist or engineer who is under the age of 40 at the time of EPAC'96 and who has made a significant, original contribution to the accelerator field within the last six years:

Jeffrey S. Hangst, Institute of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark

For his work on bunched beam laser cooling and associated diagnostics.

 

Prize (b) to an individual or group of individuals, with no limitation as to age, for achievement and innovation in the accelerator field since the commencement of EPAC in 1988:

R.D. Kohaupt and the DESY Feedback Group: M. Ebert, D. Heins, J. Klute, K.-H. Matthiesen, H. Musfeldt, S. Pätzold, J. Rümmler, M. Schweiger, J. Theiss, DESY, Hamburg, Germany

For work on the theory of multibunch longitudinal and transverse feedback systems, development of multibunch systems using digital techniques, verification at various DESY machines, and the wide significance for future machines.

1994 Prize Winners

 

The European Physical Society Interdivisional Group on Accelerators is sponsoring a prize for a physicist or engineer who has made a recent, original and significant contribution to the field of particle accelerators. There is no restriction as to the nationality of a nominee who should preferably be in the early part of his or her career.

 

Awarded jointly to:

Håkan Danared, Manne Siegbahn Laboratory at Stockholm University, Sweden

For having proposed, demonstrated and introduced a method that significantly improves electron cooling of ion beams.

Igor Syrachev, Institute of Nuclear Physics, Protvino, Russia

For his work in demonstrating efficient RF pulse compression, satisfying the very high peak RF power requirements of high gradient accelerator structures.

 


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