Accelerator Prizes

The European Physical Society Accelerator Group (EPS-AG) offers four awards during the 14th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC’23) taking place in Europe. In addition two prizes for best students posters will be awarded during the conference.

2023 European Physical Society Accelerator Awards

The EPS-AG/IPAC’23 Accelerator Prizes are for individuals who have made outstanding contributions to accelerator science and technology, and are committed to its peaceful use and collaboration. The prizes have no restriction as to nationality. They are

  1. The Rolf Wideröe Prize for outstanding work in the accelerator field with no age limit.
    The winner will receive an engraved medal, and make an oral presentation during the Accelerator Prizes Special Session during IPAC’23
  2. The Gersh Budker Prize for a recent, significant contribution to the accelerator field with no age limit.
    The winner will receive an engraved medal, and make an oral presentation during the Accelerator Prizes Special Session during IPAC’23.
  3. The Frank Sacherer Prize for an individual in the early part of his or her career, having made a recent significant, original contribution to the accelerator field.
    The winner will receive a framed certificate, and a cash prize of 2.000,00 EUR, and will also make an oral presentation during the Accelerator Prizes Special Session during IPAC’23.
  4. The Bruno Touschek Prize, awarded to a student registered for a PhD or diploma in accelerator physics or engineering or to a trainee accelerator physicist or engineer in the educational phase of their professional career, for the quality of work and promise for the future.
    Applicants will be judged on the quality of the work submitted to the conference. The winner will receive a framed certificate, and a cash prize of 1.000,00 EUR and will have the opportunity to make a short oral presentation during the Accelerator Prizes Special Session during IPAC’23.
  5. The Best Student Posters, awarded to 2 students whose work, presented in the special session for students is particularly meritorious.
    Each winner will receive a cash prize of 500,00 EUR, during the Accelerator Prizes Special Session during IPAC’23.

The EPS-AG Accelerator Prizes Selection Committee will decide the winners for prizes 1, 2, 3 and 4 on the basis of preliminary proposals and formal nominations.

Applications for the Bruno Touschek Prize can be submitted here. Candidates for the Touschek prize, apply to be considered, providing a reference and indicating the work for which they wish to be considered for the prize. The deadline to apply is the deadline for the submission of contributions to the proceedings.

Information concerning past recipients of the EPS-AG Accelerator Prizes may be found at the EPS-AG website.

Mike Seidel | PSI | Villigen | Switzerland
Chairman of the EPS-AG/IPAC’23 Accelerator Prizes Selection Committee

Questions and nominations to be addressed to IPAC’23 Scientific Secretariat scientific.secretariat@ipac23.org