July 12, 2010—”For experiments and theory leading to the demonstration of high-quality electron beams from laser-plasma accelerators,” the American Physical Society’s 2010 John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research has been given to (from left) Csaba Toth, Eric Esarey, Wim Leemans, Cameron Geddes, and Carl Schroeder of the BELLA Center, which Leemans heads. Simon Hooker of Oxford University collaborated in the research that inspired the award, and shares the prize. The award was presented at the APS Division of Plasma Physics meeting in Chicago, November 8-12, 2010. To learn more, see this issue of Today at Berkeley Lab.
BELLA Center Members Win 2010 Dawson Award