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Nominations are open through August 31, 2018.
The DPF Instrumentation Award and DPF Instrumentation Early Career Award are bestowed annually to honor exceptional contributions to instrumentation advancing the field of particle physics through the invention, refinement, or application of instrumentation and detectors. The awards recognize accomplishments in one or more of the following areas:
The DPF Instrumentation Award recognizes outstanding achievements in particle physics instrumentation that have had a major impact on the field through the awardee’s dedication over a substantial portion of an entire career, while the DPF Instrumentation Early Career Award recognizes achievements having a significant impact at an early career stage. For the purpose of this award, the early career stage is taken to be approximately 15 years from a Ph.D. or other terminal degree, with due account for interruptions and other factors in nominees’ careers.
Award recipients will present award lectures at the 2019 APS spring meeting.
Nominations need the following components:
Nominations will be active for three years.
Nominations for the 2018 award will be accepted through Academic Jobs Online (AJO) from now through August 31, 2018. Click the "Nominate" link on the 7th line under "Description."
Nominators should submit all of the material listed above, except the supporting letters. The names and email addresses of the supporting letter-writers should also be included in the nomination packet. If you encounter difficulty with the site, contact Bob Bernstein (email@example.com).
It is important to remember the membership of APS is diverse and global, so the Prize and Award winners as well as Fellows of the APS should reflect that diversity. Nominations of women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and scientists from outside the United States are especially encouraged. Nominations of qualified junior scientists are especially welcome this year and in subsequent odd-numbered years.
If you have any questions about the award, please contact the award committee:
2018 Selection Committee Members
Petra Merkel (Chair) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rick Van Berg (Vice-chair) (email@example.com)
Hong Ma (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tim Nelson (email@example.com)
Blair Ratcliff (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Abe Seiden (email@example.com)
Larry Sulak (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2017 - Blair Ratcliff
2017 - Lawrence Sulak
"For the development of novel detectors exploiting the Cherenkov radiation to enhance the capabilities of frontier experiments devoted to the study of beauty and charm hadrons and atmospheric neutrinos."
2017 Award Committee: Marina Artuso (Chair), Petra Merkel (Vice-chair), Hong Ma, Stephen Holland, Tim Nelson, Abe Seiden, Gary Varner
2016 - Stephen Holland
2016 - Gary Varner
"For the development of technologies for detection of signals in frontier experiments, especially the fully depleted charge coupled device and the 'oscilloscope on a chip' integrated circuit."
2015 - David Nygren
2015 - Veljko Radeka
"For widespread contributions and leadership in the development of new detector technologies and low-noise electronics instrumentation in particle physics as well as other fields, and in particular work leading to the development and instrumentation of large volume liquid argon time projection chambers that are now a key element in the global particle physics program."
2015 Award Committee: Howard Nicholson (Chair) CPAD, Sally Seidel (Vice-chair) DPF, Marina Artuso CPAD, Karsten Heeger DPF, Graham Smith CPAD