Prize

W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics

Nomination guidelines
B. Lee Roberts, 2023 recipient
B. Lee Roberts, 2023 recipient

To recognize and encourage outstanding achievements in experimental particle physics. The prize consists of $10,000, an allowance for travel to the meeting at which the prize is to be awarded, and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient. It is presented annually.

Rules and eligibility

Nominations are open to scientists of all nations regardless of the geographical site at which the work was accomplished. The prize shall ordinarily be awarded to one person but the prize 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 will be considered for three review cycles provided the nominator re-certifies the nomination before the next deadline.

Process and selection

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.

Establishment and support

The prize was established in 1985 by friends of W. K. H. Panofsky and the Division of Particles and Fields, Stanford University and SLAC.

Recent recipients

B. Lee Roberts

2023 recipient

For leadership and technical ingenuity in achieving a measurement of the muon anomalous magnetic moment with a precision suitable to probe Standard Model mediated loop diagrams and possible manifestations of new physics, which inspired a vibrant synergy between experimental and theoretical particle physics to determine a comparably precise Standard Model prediction and interpret the implications of a possible discrepancy.

William M. Morse

2023 recipient

For leadership and technical ingenuity in achieving a measurement of the muon anomalous magnetic moment with a precision suitable to probe Standard Model mediated loop diagrams and possible manifestations of new physics, which inspired a vibrant synergy between experimental and theoretical particle physics to determine a comparably precise Standard Model prediction and interpret the implications of a possible discrepancy.

Byron G Lundberg

2022 recipient

For the first direct observation of the tau neutrino through its charged-current interactions in an emulsion detector.

Kimio Niwa

2022 recipient

For the first direct observation of the tau neutrino through its charged-current interactions in an emulsion detector.

Regina Abby Rameika

2022 recipient

For the first direct observation of the tau neutrino through its charged-current interactions in an emulsion detector.

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W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics

Nominations deadline
June 3, 2024
Type
Prize
Category
Research
Sponsor
APS Division of Particles & Fields (DPF)
Amount
$10,000

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