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 is seeking nominations for the 2018 Prize for Outstanding Professional Contributions. This will recognise the contribution 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.

The Prize can be awarded to a person of any nationality although the nomination must be made by an IOP member.  The identified personal contributions should be demonstrated to have had significant impact on major scientific or technological advancement, or alternatively to have promoted important educational or outreach activities.

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 3 letters of support for the candidate may also be included. A Prize Committee has been appointed and will meet to determine the award winner

2018 Prize
The material must be submitted to the PAB Group Secretary, Aled Jones ( by the nomination deadline of 28th February.
The recipient will be presented with a Certificate at the PAB Group Annual Conference on 18th April 2018 in Lancaster and will be invited to give the prize lecture at the PAB Group Annual Conference 2019.

Previous recipients of the prize are:

  • 2017: Andy Wolski
  • 2016: Mike Poole
  • 2014: Chris Prior
  • 2013: Ian Gardner
  • 2012: Neil Marks

Further information can be found at

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.