Hannes Alfvén Prize
The Hannes Alfvén Prize is a prize established by the European Physical Society (EPS) Plasma Physics Division in 2000. The Prize is awarded annually by the European Physical Society at the EPS Conference on Plasma Physics for outstanding work in the field of plasma physics: "for achievements which have shaped the plasma physics field or are expected to do so in future."
It is named after the Swedish physicist Hannes Alfvén.
List of winners
- 2000: Radu Bălescu
- 2001: Vitaly Shafranov
- 2002: Marshall Rosenbluth
- 2003: Vladimir Evgenievitch Fortov
- 2004: J W Connor, R J Hastie, J B Taylor
- 2005: Malcolm Haines, Tom Sanford, Valentin Smirnov
- 2006: Paul-Henri Rebut
- 2007: Friedrich Wagner
- 2008: Liu Chen
- 2009: Jürgen Meyer-ter-Vehn
- 2010: Allen Boozer, Jürgen Nührenberg
- 2011: Patrick Diamond, Akira Hasegawa, Kunioki Mima
- 2012: Eugene N. Parker
- 2013: Miklos Porkolab of MIT
- 2014: Patrick Mora of Ecole Polytechnique
- 2015: Nathaniel J. Fisch of Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
- 2016: Sergei Bulanov (National Institute for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology, Japan, and A.M. Prokhorov Institute of General Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia) and Hartmut Zohm (Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Germany)
- 2017: Ksenia Aleksandrovna Razumova
- 2018: Tony Bell
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- "Report from the EPS Plasma Physics Division: Prizes" (PDF (48KB)). EPS Plasma Physics Division Annual Reports. European Physical Society (EPS). June 2014.
The 2014 Hannes Alfvén Prize is awarded to Patrick Mora (Centre de Physique Théorique, Palaiseau, FR) “for decisive results in the field of laser-produced plasma physics, in particular for illuminating descriptions of laser light absorption in plasmas, electron heat transport in steep temperature gradients and plasma expansion dynamics into vacuum”.
- "Nat Fisch wins the 2015 Hannes Alfvén Prize from the European Physical Society (EPS)". Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
- "Report from the EPS Plasma Physics Division: Prizes" (PDF (195KB)). EPS Plasma Physics Division Annual Reports. European Physical Society (EPS). June 2015.
The 2015 Hannes Alfvén Prize is awarded to Nathaniel Fisch (Princeton University, USA) “for fundamental studies of wave‐particle interactions, thereby predicting new plasma phenomena, including ways of driving currents efficiently with radio‐frequency waves”.