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 must pass their thesis defense between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.
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.
This year’s deadline has passed. Please check back soon for next year’s nomination information and deadline.
2012 Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics Recipient:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology