Prize Recipient

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Ihar Lobach
Argonne National Laboratory


"For outstanding research contributions to our understanding of undulator radiation fluctuations, and for developing an experimental method to determine electron beam properties from these fluctuations."


Ihar received his bachelor’s degree in physics from the Belarusian State University in 2017. He completed his doctoral degree in particle accelerator physics at the University of Chicago in 2021. His thesis research was carried out at Fermilab’s Integrable Optics Test Accelerator storage ring, where he studied the statistical properties of the undulator radiation generated by a bunch of electrons and by a single electron circulating in the ring. He received the 2021 Nathan Sugarman Award for Excellence in Graduate Research. Ihar has started his postdoctoral appointment at the Advanced Photon Source in Argonne National Laboratory. His research is focused on applications of machine learning for accelerator tuning, control, and anomaly detection. Thesis advisors: Sergei Nagaitsev (UChicago/Fermilab) and Giulio Stancari (Fermilab)