Division of Physics of Beams

The Division was established in 1985. The objective of the Division of Physics of Beams is the advancement and diffusion of knowledge regarding the nature and behavior of beams and the instruments for their production and use. It provides to its members, and to all members of the American Physical Society, an opportunity for coodination and a forum for discussion and communication. In addition, the Division of Physics of Beams:
  • Promotes research and development in the science of beams;
  • Promotes applications of the science of beams (the use of beams themselves in the study of the properties of nuclei, condensed matter, etc. is not the principal interest of the Division);
  • Encourages scholarly publication;
  • Promotes education in beam science and technology;
  • Enhances the professional standing of its members; and
  • Endorses the APS Policy on Equal Professional Opportunity.

Congratulations to Our Newest APS Fellows

Gray Arrow APS Fellows from DPB

Congratulations to New Prize & Award Recipients

2016 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Beam Physics Award
Panagiotis Baxevanis, SLAC - National Accelerator Laboratory

2017 Robert R. Wilson Prize for Achievement in the Physics of Particle Accelerators
Anton Piwinski, DESY
James Bjorken, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Laboratory
Sekazi Mtingwa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

News & Announcements

Call for Nominations - 2018 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Beam Physics Award
Approved new MOU between IEEE-NPSS, APS-DPB and PAC OC for planning, management and operation of xPAC conferences held in the Americas

4th edition cover of Accelerators and Beams brochure

Accelerators and Beams, Tools of Discovery and Innovation
The new 4th edition of DPB’s popular brochure, “Accelerators and Beams, Tools of Discovery and Innovation”, is now available for downloading.
Gray Arrow  Accelerators and Beams brochure


The International Linear Collider Global Design Effort has established an ILC Newsline as the primary means of ILC communication worldwide. Those interested can subscribe to receive this weekly e-mail newsletter or view the online edition.