The European Physical Society is proud to announce the award of the 2014 Early Career Prizes to Ian Chapman and Román Orús
The EPS Early Career Prizes is the new Prize from the European Physical Society [EPS] created to recognise contributions from young physicists to European research. The first laureates of this prize are Ian Chapman from the Culham Science Centre, United Kingdom, and Romàn Orùs from the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany.
Ian Chapman’s influence on the European fusion programme
Ian Chapman has been awarded the 2014 Early Career Prize for his contributions to the development and reputation of European fusion programme, especially in the field of plasma stability.
In 2008, Ian Chapman received his PhD in the field of Plasma Physics from Imperial College London, United Kingdom. For his modelling of plasma linear stability and the description of sawteeth behaviour, he received in 2009 the EPS Plasma Physics Division PhD Research Award. Within 3 years, Ian Chapman became Programme Leader for magnetohydrodynamic [MHD] stability in the Culham Science Centre, United Kingdom, and continues to make major contributions to his domain.
Román Orús, early expert in tensor network simulation methods
Román Orús has been awarded the 2014 Early Career Prize for his contributions to the development and reputation of European expertise in tensor networks techniques.
In 2006, Romàn Orùs obtained his PhD from the University of Barcelona, Spain. He was postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Queensland, Australia, in the group of entanglement, many-body systems and simulations, and in the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany. Since 2013, he is a junior professor in condensed matter theory at the Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. During the last 10 years Romàn Orùs has made an impressive number of major contributions to entanglement and tensor networks.