Italian Prizes at IPAC17

Great success of Italian researcher at the International Particle Accelerator Conference IPAC17 that was held in Copenaghen from Sunday to Friday, 14 to 19 May, 2017.

Three prizes were awarded to Italians working at the most prestigious world labs.

IPAC17 Accelerator Prizes:

The Bruno Touschek prize winner, 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, was awarded to Fabrizio Giuseppe Bisesto of INFN/LNF. For his contributions to the plasma related activities underway at SPARC_LAB exploiting the high-power laser FLAME. In particular, for his experimental work on the “single shot” diagnostics systems, including Electro Optical Sampling (EOS) for temporal measurement and Optical Transition Radiation (OTR) measurements for an innovative, one-shot emittance measurement.

The Gersh Budker Prize, for “a recent significant, original contribution to the accelerator field, with no age limit,” is awarded to Dr. Pantaleo Raimondi of ESRF who was the head of the Accelerator Division of the National Laboratory of Frascati from 2002 to 2012.

Dr. Raimondi’s ability to foster new ideas strongly influenced the progress of different kind of accelerators, between these, the “crab-waist scheme”, tested at the DAFNE Phi-Factory (Italy) in 2009, a revolutionary approach allowing for luminosity increase in circular e+e colliders and adopted by all present design for future colliders (FFC-ee, CEPC).

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,” is awarded to Dr. Anna Grassellino of Fermilab.