U.S. Particle Accelerator School
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2022 USPAS Prize for Achievement in Accelerator Science and Technology - Call for Nominations

For more than 35 years, the U.S. Particle Accelerator School Prize for Achievement in Accelerator Physics and Technology has honored individuals by recognizing their outstanding achievements over the full range of accelerator science and technology. The next set of prizes will be awarded this year. Three prizes will be awarded in 2022, one of the prizes will be awarded to an early-career scientist/engineer under 45 years of age at the time of the award being conveyed and two will be awarded in a "general" category open to all.

Nominees will be evaluated in the following categories:
1) quality, impact and number of scientific/technical contributions 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/mentorship/stimulation of young scientists and engineers.

Nominations should include the name, institution and CV of the nominee; description of accomplishments with supporting documents and suggested citation; up to three letters of support in addition to the nominating letter. Letters may have multiple signatures. USPAS prizes are awarded without bias to race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or religion. We encourage a diverse applicant pool and welcome nominations from groups traditionally underrepresented in accelerator science and engineering, such as women, Black, Native American, Hispanic/Latinx and LGBTQ+ scientists and engineers. Nominees in the early-career category should be under 45 years of age at the time of the award being conveyed. Nominations are kept for 4 years. Early-career nominees who age-out will be evaluated in the general category.

The awards will be presented at the 2022 North American Particle Accelerator Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico this August. Each winner will receive a certificate of merit, a cash award of $3,000.00 and will be invited to give an NAPAC talk to highlight their achievements. Prizes 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.

The deadline to submit 2022 USPAS Prize nominations is May 9, 2022.

Please submit nominations to uspas@fnal.gov

2022 Prize Selection Committee
Frank Zimmermann (CERN), Chair
Emanuela Barzi, Fermilab
Mark Boland, Canadian Light Source/University of Saskatchewan
Zhirong Huang, SLAC National Lab
Fulvia Pilat, Oak Ridge National Lab
Silvia Verdu Andres, Brookhaven National Lab