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"For his pioneering work in the analysis of instabilities in electron storage rings, and his seminal and comprehensive development of the theory of free electron lasers."Background:
Claudio Pellegrini received the "Laurea" in 1958 and the "Libera Docenza" in 1965 from the University of Rome. In 1958-1978 he was at the Frascati National Laboratory. In 1978 he joined Brookhaven, where he was Associate Chairman of the Light Source and Co-chairman of the Center for Accelerator Physics. He moved to UCLA in 1989, as a Professor of Physics. He had many visiting appointments and has been a Fulbright Fellow in 1997. He is a Fellow of APS, and has been Chair of the APS Division of Physics of Beams. He has been awarded the International Free-electron Laser (FEL) Prize in 1999.
He has published more than 200 papers, has been the editor of several books, and is a co-author of a textbook on Analytic Mechanics. His work on electron-positron colliders led to the discovery and explanations of a new collective instability in electron beams, the Head-Tail Effect, which can strongly limit the beam intensity and the collider luminosity. His later studies of FELs in the high gain regime as a collective instability, have given a new insight into FELs, and have led to the development of IV Generation Light Sources.
Gerald F Dugan (Chair), Ronald D Ruth, Robert Palmer ('99 Recipient), W.K.H. Panofsky (Vice Chair), Henry Blosser