European Physical Society Accelerator Group EPS-AG

Recipients of EPS-AG Accelerator Prizes

2014 Announcement

The European Physical Society Accelerator Group (EPS-AG) invites nominations for the 2014 European Accelerator Prizes. The Prizes, with no restriction as to nationality, are for individuals:
a) The Rolf Wideroe Prize for outstanding work in the accelerator field with no age limit.
b) The Gersh Budker Prize for a recent, significant contribution to the accelerator field with no age limit. 
c) 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. 
d) A prize, awarded to 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. 
e) Best student posters, awarded to 2 students whose work, presented in the special session for students is particularly meritorious.

Awarded to:

The Rolf Wideroe Prize
Mikael Eriksson, Max-IV Lab
The Gersh Budker Prize
Tsumoru Shintake, Okinawa Inst. of Science & Technology Grad. U.
The Frank Sacherer Prize
Agostino Marinelli, SLAC
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. 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.

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:

High-accuracy Diagnostic Tool for Electron Cloud Observation in the LHC based on Synchronous Phase Measurements
Juan Esteban Muller, EPFL and CERN

Best Student Posters:

Numerical Study of the Microbunching Instability at UVSOR-III: Influence of the Resistive and Inductive Impedance s
Eléonore Roussel, PhLAM/CERCLA

Monte Carlo Simulations of Synchrotron Radiation and Vacuum Performance of the Max-IV Light Source
Marton Ady, CERN

A third special EPS student poster prize was awarded for a Master’s Thesis student:

Scaling of TNSA-accelerated Proton Beams with Laser Energy and Focal Spot Size
Lieselotte Obst, HZDR

2011 Announcement

The European Physical Society Accelerator Group (EPS-AG) invites nominations for the 2011 European Accelerator Prizes. The Prizes, with no restriction as to nationality, are for individuals:
a) The Rolf Wideroe Prize for outstanding work in the accelerator field with no age limit.
b) The Gersh Budker Prize for a recent, significant contribution to the accelerator field with no age limit. 
c) 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. 
d) A prize, awarded to 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. 
e) Best student posters, awarded to 2 students whose work, presented in the special session for students is particularly meritorious.

Awarded to:

The Rolf Wideroe Prize
Shin-ichi Kurokawa, KEK
The Gersh Budker Prize
Yasushige Yano, RIKEN
The Frank Sacherer Prize
Rogelio Tomas Garcia, CERN

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 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 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:

Study of Beam Diagnostics with Traped Modes in Third Harmonic Superconducting Cavities at FLASH
Pei Zhang, University of Manchester

Best Student Poster Prizes:

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

Cornell SRF New Materials Program
Sam Posen, Cornell University

2008 Announcement

The European Physical Society Accelerator Group (EPS-AG) invites nominations for the 2008 European Accelerator Prizes. The Prizes, with no restriction as to nationality, are for individuals:
a) An Achievement Prize for outstanding work in the accelerator field with no age limit.
b) An Achievement Prize for a recent, significant contribution to the accelerator field with no age limit. 
c) A Prize for an individual in the early part of his or her career, having made a recent significant, original contribution to the accelerator field. 
d) A prize, awarded to 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. 
e) Best student posters, awarded to 2 students whose work, presented in the special session for students is particularly meritorious.

Awarded to:

Prize a), now the Rolf Wideroe Prize
Alex Chao, SLAC
Prize b), now the Gersh Budker prize
Norbert Holtkamp, ITER, formerly ORNL/SNS
Prize c), now the Frank Sacherer prize
Viatcheslav Danilov, ORNL/SNS

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. 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. 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:
A Control and Systems Theory Approach to the High Gradient Cavity Detuning Compensation
Rocco Paparella, INFN/LASA, Segrate

Best Student Posters:

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

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

2006 Announcement

The European Physical Society Accelerator Group  (EPS-AG) invites nominations for the 2006 European Accelerator Prizes. The prizes, with no restriction as to nationality, are for individuals:

a)   for outstanding work in the accelerator field with no age limit.
b)  in the early part of his or her career, having made a recent significant, original contribution to the accelerator field;
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.

Awarded to:

Prize a
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
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
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 Announcement

The European Physical Society Interdivisional Group on Accelerators (EPS-IGA) invites nominations for the 2004 European Accelerator Prizes. The prizes, with no restriction as to nationality, are for individuals:

a)  in the early part of his or her career, having made a recent, significant, original contribution to the accelerator field;
b)  for outstanding work in the accelerator field with no age limit.

Awarded to:

Prize a
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
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 Announcement

The European Physical Society Interdivisional Group on Accelerators (EPS-IGA) invites nominations for the 2002 European Accelerator Prizes. The prizes, with no restriction as to nationality, are for individuals:

a)  in the early part of his or her career, having made a recent, significant, original contribution to the accelerator field;
b) for outstanding work in the accelerator field with no age limit.

Awarded to:

Prize a
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
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 Announcement

The European Physical Society Interdivisional Group on Accelerators (EPS-IGA) invites nominations for the 2000 European Accelerator Prizes. The prizes, with no restriction as to nationality, are for individuals:

  1. in the early part of his or her career, having made a recent, significant, original contribution to the accelerator field, and

  2. for outstanding work in the accelerator field with no age limit.

Awarded to:

Prize a
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
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 Announcement

The EPS-IGA is again sponsoring two European Accelerator Prizes. The awards, with no restriction as to nationality, are for individuals:

  1. in the early part of his or her career, having made a recent significant, original contribution to the field, and

  2. for outstanding work in the accelerator field with no age limit.

Awarded to:

Prize a
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
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 Announcement

The European Physical Society Interdivisional Group on Accelerators (EPS-IGA) invites nominations for the1996 European Accelerator Prizes. The prizes are awarded on a competitive basis, with no nationality restriction

  1. 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, and

  2. 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.

Awarded to:

Prize a
Jeffrey S. Hangst, Institute of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark
For his work on bunched beam laser cooling and associated diagnostics.

Prize b
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 Announcement

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.