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USPAS Prize for Achievement in Accelerator Physics & Technology FAQs

What can you tell me about this prize?

The USPAS prize honors individuals by recognizing their outstanding achievements over the full range of accelerator physics and technology. The prizes are awarded every two years on a competitive basis without bias to race, sex, and/or nationality.

How is the Prize Committee selected?

The USPAS Director appoints the Prize Committee Chairman who in turn appoints his committee members.

May I submit a nomination package electronically or must I submit a hard copy?

You may submit nominations electronically to uspas@fnal.gov , by fax to 630-840-8500 or by postal mail to: USPAS Prize Committee, Fermilab MS 125, P.O. Box 500, Batavia IL 60510, USA.

What should be included in the nomination package?

Nominations should include the name, institution and CV of the nominee, a description of his/her accomplishments with supporting documents and suggested award citation, and up to three letters of support in addition to the nominating letter. Letters may have multiple signatures.

What criteria does the Committee use when choosing the USPAS Prize recipient?

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

How long do you keep a nomination on file?

Nominations are kept for 4 years (i.e. 2 prizes). Expired nominations may be renewed.

Where can I find out more about the USPAS prize?

Details can be found here on the USPAS website: USPAS prize info.