15-21 September 2019
Hotel Hermitage, La Biodola Bay, Isola d'Elba, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Simon van der Meer Early Career Award in Novel Accelerators

(sponsored by the European Network for Novel Accelerators through the EU project ARIES)

The Simon van der Meer Award is being established in 2019 to recognize outstanding early career contributions (theoretical, experimental, computational or technical) in novel accelerator science. It is sponsored by the European Network for Novel Accelerators (EuroNNAc) which is part of the EU project ARIES. EuroNNAc is coordinated by DESY, CERN, Ecole Polytechnique, University of Oxford, INFN Frascati and CEA.

The Simon van der Meer Award will be awarded every two years at the European Advanced Accelerator Concepts workshop (EAAC). Eligible candidates must be within 12 years of the completion of their first university degree or equivalent, excluding career breaks (e.g. maternity or paternity leave, adoption). There is no restriction as to nationality. The research recognized could be either a single piece of work, or the sum of contributions. The award recognizes one individual researcher and consists of a stipend of € 3000 and a certificate citing the contributions of the recipient.

The announcement of the Award Winner will be made at the EAAC19 workshop on Elba.


Mr. Spencer Gessner (CERN) has been awarded.