The 2017 Alfvén prize is awarded to Ksenia Aleksandrovna Razumova, from the Kurchatov Institute (Moscow, Russia), for
“obtaining, for the first time, a macroscopically stable plasma column in a tokamak configuration; this led to the world-wide programme of experimental exploration and development of the tokamak concept for magnetic confinement fusion”.
The 2017 Innovation award is given to Michel Moisan, from the Université de Montréal (Québec, Canada), for
“pioneering contributions to the development and understanding of microwave plasma sources and their applications to materials processing, healthcare and environmental protection”.
The prize ceremony will take place during the 44th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics. Organised by the European Physical Society (EPS) Plasma Physics Division. This annual conference covers a broad range of plasma science spanning from nuclear fusion to low temperature plasmas, and astrophysical plasmas to laser plasma interactions. It will be held in Belfast, UK, from 26 to 30 June 2017.
Complete information can be found on the conference website: https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/eps2017/