The prize is named in honour of two distinguished colleagues who have had a major role in ICPIG and its community since the original meeting in 1953; Hans von Engel and Raoul Franklin have provided the funds from which the prizes drawn. It is awarded biennially to an individual for outstanding work in the field of the physics and technology of plasmas and ionized gases, as covered by ICPIG meetings.
Andre Bouchoule's nomination cites the contributions made by him with colleagues in GREMI, and with international collaborators, to the field of discharge physics, sustained over many years. Particular mention is made of his pioneering work on laser diagnostics of plasmas, plasma etching, dusty plasmas and plasma thrusters. The award ceremony will be held during ICPIG 2011 in Belfast, after which Prof Bouchoule will present a lecture.
On the occasion of the XXX International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases (ICPIG) the 2011 IUPAP Young Scientist Medal and Prize in Plasma Physics will be bestowed by the IUPAP C.16 Commission on Plasma Physics in the area of low-temperature plasma physics. The Plasma Physics Award consists of Euro 1000.-, a medal, and a certificate.
The Plasma Physics Award presentation will take place at the XXX ICPIG Belfast 2011, which is partially sponsored through the IUPAP C.16 Commission. The winner is invited to present his work at the XXX ICPIG Belfast 2011.
The winner of the 2011 prize is Dr Ilya Dodin for: "The elegant mathematical formulation of ponderomotive effects and nonlinear wave phenomena in low temperature plasmas.".
The International Scientific Committee (ISC) of ICPIG will select the three best posters presented by PhD students. In addition to the quality of the scientific content and graphical presentation of the poster, its compliance with the related paper will be taken into account, irrespective of the topic, or whether these are predominantly experimental, computational or theoretical.
The student’s supervisor, whether attending the ICPIG or not, nominates her/his student for the prize. Eligible students should not be defending their PhD thesis before January 2011. The nomination letter (500-1000 words), briefly describing and evaluating the specific work should reach the ISC Chair before 3rd June 2011:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ursel Fantz
Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik, Bereich Technologie
Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching, Germany