|The Particle Physics Division (PPD) will award one PPD thesis award to a student who has received a Ph.D. degree in Experimental or Phenomenological Particle Physics from a Canadian University in the current calendar year.
The award consists of:
A one-page summary describing the competition results shall be posted by the thesis committee chair on the PPD website. Further details on the rules, eligibility and nomination procedures can be found below.
|Year||Best Thesis Author||Thesis Title|
|2021||Stephen Weber (Carleton)||“Measurements of Z boson production in association with two jets using the ATLAS Run-II dataset”|
|2020||Savino Longo (Victoria)||“First Application of CsI(Tl) Pulse Shape Discrimination at an e+e− Collider to Improve Particle Identification at the Belle II Experiment”|
|2019||Elder Pinzon Guerra (York)||“Measurement of Pion-Carbon Cross Sections at DUET and Measurement of Neutrino Oscillation Parameters at the T2K Experiment”|
|2018||Patrick deNiverville||“Searching for Hidden Sector Dark Matter with Fixed Target Neutrino Experiments”|
|2016||Patrick De Perio (Toronto)||“Joint Three-Flavour Oscillation Analysis of νμ Disappearance and νe Appearance in the T2K Neutrino Beam.”|
|2015||Not awarded – too few entries|
To be considered for the award, the documentation below has to be submitted to the chair of the PPD currently Marie-Cécile Piro (firstname.lastname@example.org), with “PPD THESIS AWARD” in the subject heading:
The deadline for submission is February 15th. The prize recipient will be notified on March 31st and the announcement to the PPD will be made shortly thereafter.
Both the supervisor and the nominee must be members of CAP and PPD. The PPD competition will run in parallel to the DNP and DTP competitions. Simultaneous submissions to PPD, DTP and DNP competitions are not allowed. Theses in particle physics phenomenology can be submitted to either the DTP or PPD prizes. Theses in formal theory should be submitted to the DTP prize.
If less than three submissions are received, no competition will be held in that year and all submissions received will be considered in the following calendar year. No draw (tie) is allowed.
PPD THESIS AWARD COMMITTEE
The PPD Thesis Award Committee shall be chaired by the PPD Vice-Chair. The membership of the Committee shall also include two additional members appointed by the Committee Chair according to areas/languages of the theses submitted. The PPD chair and vice-chair will nominate 3 Ph.D. theses for review based on the reference letters from the supervisor and the external examiner.