ACFA and IPAC announce accelerator prizes

Steve Myers, CERN's Director for Accelerators and Technology.

The Asian Committee for Future Accelerators (ACFA) has joined forces with the first International Particle Accelerator Conference, IPAC’10, to award prizes for outstanding work in the field of accelerators. The conference replaces the regional conferences of the Americas, Europe and Asia and will be hosted by the three regions on a rotational basis (see CERN Courier). The ACFA/IPAC’10 Prizes Selection Committee, chaired by Won Namkung of Pohang Accelerator Laboratory, decided on the prizes and the names of the winners at a meeting on 20 January. The awards will be made during IPAC’10, which will be held in Kyoto on 23-28 May.

Jie Wei. (Courtesy Tsinghua University.)

Steve Myers, Director for Accelerators and Technology at CERN, receives an Achievement Prize for Outstanding Work in the Accelerator Field with no Age Limit “for his numerous outstanding contributions to the design, construction, commissioning, performance optimization, and upgrade of energy-frontier colliders - in particular the ISR, LEP, and the LHC - and to the wider development of accelerator science.”

Efforts on the LHC are also recognized in the award of a prize for an “individual having made significant, original contributions to the accelerator field with no age limit”. This goes to Jie Wei of Tsinghua University in Beijing "for his exceptionally creative contributions to the design, construction and commissioning of circular accelerators, in particular RHIC, SNS, LHC, as well as the design of CSNS, and for numerous significant developments in the field of beam dynamics."

Mei Bai. (Courtesy Brookhaven National Laboratory)

A third prize, “for an individual, in the early part of his or her career, having made a recent significant, original contribution to the accelerator field”, goes to Mei Bai of Brookhaven National Laboratory. She receives the award "for her significant contributions to spin dynamics and polarized proton acceleration in circular accelerators - in particular the AGS and RHIC, and to successful polarized proton beam collisions at 500 GeV centre-of-mass.”

by CERN Bulletin