Checchin’s work focuses on better understanding of the gradient limitation of a superconducting accelerating cavity.
Each will receive $2.5 million, distributed over five years, to advance their work at the laboratory.
The research of graduate students Mattia Checchin and Martina Martinello has led to multiple invited talks at international conferences as well as prizes.
Sam Posen of the Technical Division is awarded the 2016 Hogil Kim Prize for a recent, significant, original contribution to the accelerator field.
Scientists Anna Grassellino and Vladimir Shiltsev have been elected respectively member-at-large and vice chair for the American Physical Society Division of the Physics of Beams executive committee.
David Harding, deputy head of the Technical Division, receives the Director’s Award for his outstanding efforts in educating K-12 students about physics.