The ATLAS collaboration held its sixth Outstanding Achievement Awards ceremony at CERN on 23 June 2022. Once every two years, these awards recognise the invaluable technical work made across the collaboration in all areas.
After an extensive review of 84 nominated candidates, the ATLAS Collaboration Board Chair Advisory Group, acting as the Awards Committee, decided to assign awards to four individuals and five groups across diverse categories. The winners specialised in the fields of detector operation, upgrade, software, outreach, computing and combined performance during the period from August 2020 to January 2022.
“It was very difficult to select among the many excellent nominations,” highlight Hans-Christian Schultz-Coulon and Oleg Solovyanov, Awards Committee co-Chairs. “In particular, concerning the Muon New Small Wheel (NSW) award, hundreds of dedicated people did a tremendous job getting the project ready in time. These awards are intended to acknowledge a small fraction of the many efforts made throughout the collaboration.”
The excitement surrounding this year’s awards was particularly strong, as it was the first time in over two years that the winners could be applauded in person. Watching the teams walk up to the podium to receive their plaque and certificate, the future of the ATLAS collaboration seems bright!
For outstanding contributions to the integration of large-radius tracking into the standard ATLAS reconstruction: Bingxuan Liu (Simon Fraser University), Matthias Danninger (Simon Fraser University), John Stupak (University of Oklahoma), Robin Newhouse (University of British Columbia), Giuliano Gustavino (University of Oklahoma, CERN) and Jackson Carl Burzynski (University of Massachusetts Amherst, Simon Fraser University):
For outstanding contributions to the completion of the NSW integration and surface commissioning within the LS2 schedule: Artur Coimbra (CERN), Aimilianos Koulouris (National Technological University of Athens, University of Aegean, CERN), Luigi Longo (CERN, Università del Salento), Alexander Naip Tuna (CERN), Rimsky Alejandro Rojas Caballero (Federico Santa María Technical University, University of Victoria), Olga Zormpa (National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”), Chiara Arcangeletti (University of Victoria), Rongkun Wang (Harvard University, University of Chicago and University of Science and Technology of China), Liang Guan (University of Michigan), Siyuan Sun (University of Michigan) (not pictured), Emanuele Romano (INFN Sezione di Pavia), Estel Perez Codina (TRIUMF), Alam Toro (TRIUMF), Gerardo Vasquez (University of Victoria), Camila Pazos (Brandeis University), Giada Mancini (National Laboratory of Frascati) and Polyneikis Tzanis (National Technical University of Athens):
For outstanding contributions to the ATLAS outreach activities: Muhammad Alhroob (University of Oklahoma), Katarina Anthony (University of Udine), Steven Goldfarb (University of Melbourne), Clara Nellist (Radboud University) (not pictured), Elise Maria Le Boulicaut (Duke University) and Sascha Mehlhase (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) (not pictured):
This list is not exhaustive. See all the awards on the ATLAS website.