Group Prizes

The Particle Accelerator and Beams group is committed to recognising excellence in the field. We offer an annual prize for outstanding professional contributions in the field, and prizes for student posters at the annual meeting.

PAB Group Prize for Outstanding Professional Contributions
The Particle Accelerators and Beams (PAB) Group of the IOP awards an annual Prize for Outstanding Professional Contributions. This recognises the contributions made by an individual to the field of accelerator science and technology in the UK or Ireland whilst also enhancing the public profile of the subject.

  • Terms
    The prize is be awarded annually to an individual who has demonstrated significant impact on major scientific or technological advancement, or alternatively has promoted important educational or outreach activities within the field of Particle Accelerators and Beams. The Prize can be awarded to a person of any nationality although the nomination must be made by an IOP member
  • Process
    A maximum 2 page summary case must be submitted, together with a small amount of ancillary material, including major citation evidence (where relevant). Up to two letters of support for the candidate may also be included. A Prize Committee is appointed by the chair of the PAB Group and determines the award winner.
  • Timetable
    The timetable for awarding of the prize is as follows
    • December to February – Call for nominations
    • March – Prize committee deliberations
    • April – Winner is announced at the PAB annual conference, the previous year’s winner is invited to give the Prize Talk
  • Previous recipients of the prize are:
    • 2018: Richard Walker
    • 2017: Andy Wolski
    • 2016: Mike Poole
    • 2014: Chris Prior
    • 2013: Ian Gardner
    • 2012: Neil Marks

PAB Group Student Poster Prize
The PAB group awards a number of £50 prizes for outstanding student posters at its annual meeting. Judging is made by a panel of at least two eminent scientists in the field, nominated by PAB group committee. The poster must have been authored by the student alone, although the work presented may be in collaboration with others. Students are expected to attend the session personally and answer questions that the panel may have. The panel will consider balance between text and figures, clarity of aims and logical drawing of conclusions.



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