Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Beam Physics Award

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.

Establishment & Support

The award was established in 1990 by the Division of Physics of Beams and is supported by Brookhaven Science Associates, Fermi Research Associates, and Southeastern Universities Research Association/Jefferson Lab.

Rules & Eligibility

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, an unsuccessful candidate will be carried over for 1 year.

Nomination & Selection Process

Deadline: Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Nomination should include;

  1. APS Prizes and Awards nomination form (nominee’s contact information, thesis date)
  2. Nominees thesis
  3. Biographical Sketch
  4. Nominating Letter
  5. Additional Letters of Support
  6. List of Publications
  7. Demographics form (if known/wish to specify age, gender, race, and ethnicity of the nominee)

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, 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.