Group prize

The Plasma Physics Group is responsible for the following prizes:

  • Company prizes
    The opportunity exists for companies to create a small prize to award for a poster at the Plasma Physics Group annual conference. In return the company receives advertising in the conference material.
  • Coordination of the Culham Thesis Prize
    Awarded to a candidate who has displayed excellence in the execution of the scientific method as witnessed by the award of Doctor of Philosophy in Plasma science from a UK or Irish university.
  • The Malcolm Haines Prize
    Awarded once every two years to an early career physicist for outstanding research, leadership and/or innovation in plasma physics. 

    Eligible nominees are researchers working in any area of experimental or theoretical plasma physics in the UK or Ireland with less than 6 years of work experience after completing a PhD or, if they do not have a PhD, less than 10 years of work experience (not including career breaks). `Plasma physics' is defined here to include magnetically-confined and inertially-confined fusion plasmas, laser plasmas, warm dense matter, low temperature plasmas, technological plasmas, and space/astrophysical plasmas.
  • Poster prize
    Awarded to the the students presenting the best poster presented at the Plasma Physics Group annual conference.
  • Rutherford Plasma Physics Communication Prize
    Awarded to those who exemplify excellence in outreach to the general public through the communication of plasma physics to those that are non-experts. The prize is judged by a distinguished panel of scientists and communicators with the winner announced during the annual IOP Plasma Physics Conference. The application procedure requires evidence of excellent communication skills and discussion of the impact of the activity. Past applications have seen examples such as creating a website, giving a talk or lecture, writing an essay or an article in magazine, blogging or producing a podcast or video.

The group also submits nominations for Institute awards such as the Young medal and prize.

For further details about these prizes please contact the group secretary.

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