Advanced Accelerator Concepts Prize

The AAC Prize will be awarded to individuals for outstanding contributions to the science and technology of advanced accelerator concepts. The AAC Prize shall comprise a monetary award of $US6,000, a plaque and a certificate. The plaque will bear the name of the prize, the name of the winner and his or her institution, the date of the awarding of the prize and the citation, as well as the source of funding. The plaque and certificate will be signed by the Chair of the Prize Selection Committee (PSC). The prize will be awarded at every Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop in the workshop's banquet, beginning with the AAC08 meeting.

Establishment and Support

The Advanced Accelerator Concepts Prize will be first awarded at the 2008 Advanced Accelerator Concepts Workshop, Santa Cruz, CA, July 27 - August 2, 2008. This Prize is made possible by a generous donation from Bergoz Instrumentation, of Saint Genis Pouilly, France, manufacturers of electronic instruments to non-destructively measure fast pulses, DC and AC currents, and the properties of beams from high energy particle accelerators.

Rules and Eligibility

Deadline for Nominations: June 30, 2008

The Prize Selection Committee will select one (and only one) winner of the prize. Nominations will comprise a letter by the nominator, which shall include the information listed below and be accompanied by the nominee's CV and list of publications. Up to three additional support letters can be added. Nominations shall be sent electronically to the Chair of the Prize Selection Committee, who will distribute them to the committee members. The information to be included in the nomination letter is the name, title and affiliation of the candidate, the citation describing the achievement(s) for which the award is sought, and the list of relevant publications describing this work. The listed publications must have appeared in journals or widely-available conference proceedings, and should be appended to the nomination package. Note: Contributions to the present conference cannot serve as primary sources, as these proceedings have not yet been published.

Chair of the 2008 AAC Prize Selection Committee: Ilan-Ben Zvi (