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2017 EPS High Energy and Particle Physics Division prizes

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The 2017 EPS High Energy and Particle Physics Division prizes have been announced. The six winners will be presented during the EPS HEP2017 conference, in Venice, from 5-12 July. The prize ceremony is scheduled on 10 July.

The 2017 High Energy and Particle Physics Prize of the EPS for an outstanding contribution to High Energy Physics is awarded to Erik H.M. Heijne, Robert Klanner, and Gerhard Lutz “for their pioneering contributions to the development of silicon microstrip detectors that revolutionised high-precision tracking and vertexing in high energy physics experiments.”

The 2017 Giuseppe and Vanna Cocconi Prize for an outstanding contribution to Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology is awarded to Rainer Weiss, Kip S. Thorne and Barry C. Barish “for their pioneering and leading roles in the LIGO observatory that led to the direct detection of gravitational waves, opening a new window to the Universe.”

The 2017 Young Experimental Physicist Prize of the High Energy and Particle Physics Division of the EPS for outstanding work of a young physicist in the field of Particle Physics and/or Particle Astrophysics is awarded to Xin Qian “for his key contributions to the Daya Bay Reactor neutrino experiment that led to the measurement of the neutrino mixing angle θ13.

The 2017 Gribov Medal for outstanding work by a young physicist in Theoretical Particle Physics and/or Field Theory is awarded to Simon Caron-Huot “for his ground-breaking contributions to the understanding of the analytic structure of scattering amplitudes and their relation to Wilson loops“.

The 2017 Outreach Prize of the High Energy and Particle Physics Division of the EPS for an outstanding outreach achievement connected with High Energy Physics and/or Particle Astrophysics is awarded to Michael Hoch “for initiatives highlighting the conceptual and physical beauty of high-energy physics, and the inspirational qualities that are common to both Art and Science.”

A 2017 Special Prize of the EPS High Energy and Particle Physics Division of the EPS is awarded to René Brun “for his outstanding and original contributions to the software tools for data management, detector simulation, and analysis that have shaped particle and high energy physics experiments for many decades.”

More information
- EPS HEP conference: http://eps-hep2017.eu/
- EPS HEPP Division: https://eps-hepp.web.cern.ch/
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