Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Beam Physics Award

To recognize 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 the work as an invited talk in an appropriate session of the meeting.

Establishment & Support

The award was established in 1990 by the Division of Physics of Beams and is supported by Brookhaven Science Associates, Fermi Research Associates, and Southeastern Universities Research Association/Jefferson Lab.

Rules & Eligibility

A nomination will be accepted for any doctoral student of a university world-wide for work performed as part of the requirements for a doctoral degree. Nominees must pass their thesis defense not more than 18 months before the nomination deadline. An individual can only be nominated once; however, an unsuccessful candidate will be carried over for 1 year.

Nomination & Selection Process

Deadline: Friday, September 16, 2016

Award to be presented at the 2017 APS April Meeting, January 28-31, 2017 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington, DC.

Nominations should be submitted electronically to the Chair of the 2017 Award Selection Committee:

Dr. Vladimir Litvinenko
Email: vladimir.litvinenko@stonybrook.edu

2017 Selection Committee Members: Vice-Chair: Rui Li (JLab), Past Chair: Pietro Musumeci (UCLA), Steve Benson (Jlab), Heather Andrews (LANL), Themis Mastoridis (CalPoly), Ronald Ruth (SLAC) - (2016 awardee (Baxevanis) supervisor)

Nomination Guidelines

In addition to the general requirements for award nominations see (http://www.aps.org/programs/honors/nomination.cfm), the documentation should include copies of the thesis, biographical sketch, nominating letter, additional letters of support, and a list of publications.

Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. Large documents, such as the thesis may be more easily submitted by placing them on a web site and providing the link. If this is not possible, five hard copies of the nomination documents should be provided.


Serving a diverse and inclusive community of physicists worldwide is a primary goal for APS. Nominations of qualified women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and scientists from outside the United States are especially encouraged.