Vladimir Shiltsev

Candidate for Member-at-Large

Short biography

Vladimir ShiltsevVladimir Shiltsev is the Director of the Accelerator Physics Center at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Batavia, IL, USA). He joined Fermilab as a Wilson Fellow in 1996, and soon after initiated and led the project of beam-beam compensation with the Tevatron Electron Lenses. In 2001 he became the Tevatron Department Head and later, in 2007, he became the inaugural Director of the Accelerator Physics Center. Prior to joining FNAL, he worked at the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics (Novosibirsk, Russia, 1988-1992), at the Superconducting Super Collider Lab (Dallas, TX, 1993), and at the MPY Group at DESY (Hamburg, Germany, 1994-95). Shiltsev received his Ph.D. in physics from Budker INP (Novosibirsk) in 1994. His research interests include beam-beam effects and their compensation; beam dynamics, instabilities, emittance control, beam cooling and noises in large hadron colliders, linear e+e- colliders and muon colliders; high-power ultra fast high voltage devices and coherent synchrotron radiation effects.

Shiltsev is currently serving on CERN and BNL machine advisory committees, on the IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference organizing committee, on the institutional board of the US Muon Accelerator Program and on the editorial boards for Physical Review ST-AB and JINST journals. In the recent past he has served on the APS DPB executive and nominating committees and chaired the 2010 Wilson Prize committee.

In 2004, Shiltsev was awarded the European Accelerator Prize from the European Physical Society for the development of the electron lens technique for beam-beam compensation. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Since 201 Dr. Shiltsev serves as the President of the Russian-American Scientists Association (RASA-USA) and was instrumental in establishing formal connections between RASA and the APS.

Candidate Statement

I am honored to be nominated to serve our community as a member of the Executive Committee of the APS’s Forum on International Physics, especially at a time when the Society makes international membership its high priority. Physics research world-wide becomes more and more appreciated as locomotive for scientific transformations and as having potential to address the needs of a broader society. The APS has a strong reputation nationally and internationally for being on the forefront of these transformations. I will actively support the FIP’s mission to promote the accomplishments of our field to a broader international scientific audience and to acquaint the general public with the value of many contributions of the APS and physics in general to everyday living.

The FIP brings together many scientists from various filed of physics interested in advancing the knowledge of physics and its diffusion by fostering cooperation and communication among physicists of all countries. In the era of declining research budgets in the US and internationally, many issues of the science organization become common world-wide and it becomes instructive for practicing researchers to get together in finding out the best and effective solutions on how to promote research and its noble goals. Towards this goal I will strive to increase the FIP membership and visibility, and I will advocate for more US scientists of foreign background and more physicists around the world to share their problems and propose viable solutions. Support of initiatives of active scientific groups outside the US and outside physics might be another possibility to gain weight and recognition for the APS FIP. I will work towards implementation of programs that will help our next generation of physicists to realize that international research can be a big boost to their successful scientific careers.

I truly believe that the FIP will benefit from the perspective and participation of the worldwide community beyond the countries the APS Office of International Affairs has already established connections with (Brazil, China, and India) and I will relentlessly campaign for our international colleagues to become members of the APS and of our Forum.