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This award recognizes doctoral thesis research of outstanding quality and achievement in beam physics and engineering. The annual award consists of $2,500 for the recipient, a certificate, a travel reimbursement up to $500, and a registration waiver to receive the award and present a talk at a meeting of the APS Division of Physics of Beams. Additionally, the recipient will receive a lifetime membership to APS and the Division of the Physics of Beams.
The award was established in 1990 by the Division of Physics of Beams and is supported by Brookhaven Science Associates, Universities Research Association, Inc., and Southeastern Universities Research Association/Jefferson Lab. In 2022, David Yu generously contributed to the award by providing an APS lifetime membership to the recipient in perpetuity.
A nomination will be accepted for any doctoral student of a university world-wide for work performed as part of the requirements for a doctoral degree. Nominees must pass their thesis defense not more than 18 months before the nomination deadline. An individual can only be nominated once; however, nominations will be considered for two review cycles provided the nominator re-certifies the nomination before the next deadline.
Deadline: Friday, September 15, 2023
Nomination should include;
Please be sure to submit all nomination materials in English.
To start a new or update a continuing nomination, please see the Prize & Award Nomination Guidelines.
2022 Selection Committee Members: Frank Schmidt (Chair), Steve Lidia (Vice Chair), Andrei Seryi (Past Chair), Alexander Romanenko, Giuliano Franchetti, Ying Wu, Ulrich Schramm
The membership of APS is diverse and global, and the nominees and recipients of APS Honors should reflect that diversity so that all are recognized for their impact on our community. Nominations of members belonging to groups traditionally underrepresented in physics, such as women, LGBT+ scientists, scientists who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), disabled scientists, scientists from institutions with limited resources, and scientists from outside the United States, are especially encouraged.
Nominees for and holders of APS Honors (prizes, awards, and fellowship) and official leadership positions are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.