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USPAS Prize for Achievement in Accelerator Physics and Technology


The USPAS prize honors individuals by recognizing their outstanding achievements over the full range of accelerator physics and technology.

Each of these categories is heavily considered: 
1)  Intrinsic scientific/technical quality and importance to the field 
2)  Realization of concepts in working accelerators; leadership and vision in machine building; putting concepts into practice 
3)  Level of impact: degree to which concepts have led to the production of more or better science or has the potential for doing so in the future
4)  Other factors, especially teaching/encouragement/stimulation of young scientists and engineers

The prizes are awarded on a competitive basis without bias to race, sex, and/or nationality. Two achievement prizes are awarded every two years. One of the two prizes will be awarded to an early-career scientist under 45 years of age.

Recipients will receive a certificate of merit and a cash award of $3000.00. The awards are made possible by donations from Argonne National Laboratory; Brookhaven Science Associates; Fermi Research Alliance, LLC; SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and the Jefferson Science Associates Initiatives Funds Program.