Robert R. Wilson Prize for Achievement in the Physics of Particle Accelerators
To recognize and encourage outstanding achievement in the physics of particle accelerators. The prize consists of $7,500, an allowance for travel to the meeting at which the prize is awarded and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient. It is presented annually.
Establishment & Support
The prize was established in 1986 by friends of Robert R. Wilson, the Division of Particles and Fields, and the Division of Physics of Beams.
Rules & Eligibility
Nominations are open to scientists of all nations regardless of the geographical site at which the work was done. The prize shall ordinarily be awarded to one person but may be shared when all recipients have contributed to the same accomplishment. The prize will normally be awarded for contributions made at an early stage of the recipient's career. Nominations are active for three years.
Nomination & Selection Process
Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017
The nomination package must include:
- A letter of not more than 5,000 characters evaluating the qualifications of the nominee(s).
In addition, the nomination should include:
- A biographical sketch.
- A list of the most important publications.
- At least two, but not more than four, seconding letters.
- Up to five reprints or preprints.
To start a new or update a continuing nomination, please see the Prize & Award Nomination Guidelines.
2018 Selection Committee Members: Stuart Henderson (Chair), Pushpalatha C Bhat, James Bjorken, Sekazi Mtingwa, George Neil, Anton Piwinski, John Seeman (Recused)
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.
2017 RecipientsAnton Piwinski
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Past Recipients2016: Vasily Parkhomchuk
2015: Hasan Padamsee
2014: Kwang-Je Kim
2013: John Galayda
2012: John Madey
2011: Yaroslav Derbenev
2010: John Peoples, Jr
2009: Satoshi Ozaki
2008: Lyndon R. Evans
2007: Lee C. Teng
2006: Glen Lambertson
2005: Keith Randolph Symon
2004: John T. Seeman
2003: Helen Thom Edwards
2002: Alexander N. Skrinsky
2001: Claudio Pellegrini
2000: Maury Tigner
1999: Robert Brian Palmer
1998: Matthew Sands
1997: Andrew M. Sessler
1996: Albert Josef Hofmann
1995: Raphael Littauer
1994: Gustav-Adolf Voss, Thomas L. Collins
1993: John P. Blewett
1992: Rolf Wideröe
1991: J. Reginald Richardson
1990: Kjell Johnsen
1989: Alvin V. Tollestrup, Martin N. Wilson
1988: Donald W. Kerst
1987: Ernest D. Courant