Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics
To provide recognition to exceptional young scientists who have performed original doctoral thesis work of outstanding scientific quality and achievement in the area of experimental particle physics. The annual award consists of $1,500, a certificate citing the accomplishments of the recipient, and an allowance of up to $1,000 for travel to attend the annual meeting of the Division of Particles and Fields (DPF) at which the award will be presented.
Establishment & Support
The award was established in 1999 in memory of Dr. Mitsuyoshi Tanaka with funding provided by friends and family.
Rules & Eligibility
Nominations will be accepted for any doctoral student studying at a college or university in North America including their study-abroad programs, for dissertation research carried out in the field of experimental particle physics. The work to be considered must have been accomplished as part of the requirements for a doctoral degree. First time nominees for the 2017 Award must have passed their thesis defenses between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.
A candidate may be renominated once for this Award in the year following their original nomination. In this case a new nomination package must be submitted to the Committee, stating that the candidate had been nominated the previous year.
Nomination & Selection Process
Serving a diverse and inclusive community of physicists is a primary goal for APS. Nominations of qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged.
The deadline for submission of nominations for the 2017 award is July 1, 2016. This award will be presented at the APS April 2017 Meeting.
2016 Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics Recipient:
Adish Pradeep Vartak
University of California, San Diego
2014: Christopher S. Rogan
2013: David C. Moore
2012: Georgia Karagiorgi
2011: Stephen Hoover
2010: Tingjun Yang
2009: Ryan Patterson
2008: Jedrzej Biesiada
2007: Jean-Francois Arguin
2006: Alysia D. Marino
2005: Maria Florencia Canelli
2004: Shahram Rahatlou
2003: Geralyn Zeller
2002: Bruce Owen Knuteson
2001: Sunil Golwala