Up to two “John Dawson Thesis prizes” will be awarded on a biannual basis for the best nominated PhD thesis in the area of plasma accelerators driven by lasers, electrons or positrons beams. These prizes will be awarded for fundamental (theoretical and/or experimental) and/or for applied aspects.
Each prize winner will receive a certificate and 500 Euros to be presented at the “Laser and Plasma Accelerators Workshop”. In 2007, the Laser and Plasma Accelerators Workshop will be held in the Azores, Portugal from July 9 to July 13.
These prizes are nominated on the basis of at least one letter of recommendation. One of these letters must be from a nominator not affiliated with the institution where the PhD was granted. The letters of recommendation should be written in English, and submitted electronically in pdf format. In addition the nominated student's supervisor must send a letter containing a short summary of the achievements reported in the nominated thesis together with a list of associated publications and reasons why the thesis is particularly deserving of the appropriate thesis prize.