By Marzena Lapka

Each year, The European Physical Society (EPS)* recognizes outstanding work by one or more young physicists (under the age of 35) in the field of Particle Physics and/or Particle Astrophysics with the Young Experimental Physicist Prize.This year, two EPS prizes for young scientists in the field of particle physics have been awarded.


This year one of the awardees is our CMS colleague Josh Bendavid, who received the prize “for outstanding and innovative contributions to detector operations, software development, data analysis and detector upgrades of the CMS experiment”. Josh’s work focuses on precision measurements of the particles and processes predicted by the Standard Model and produced in large numbers at the LHC. It’s not the first time when Josh’s work was recognized by the physics community. Earlier this year he was awarded the Altarelli Prize.


The other person who received the EPS award was esya Shchutska, currently a member of the LHCb experiment, was a CMS collaborator until very recently (March 31st, 2019). She was recognized “for outstanding contributions to experimental activities in particle physics, from the design and simulation of novel experiments, test-beam operations and analyses, to data analyses and their final theoretical interpretations.”


Congratulations to Josh and Lesya!



*EPS is a non-profit association, created in 1968, whose members include 42 National Physical Societies in Europe, individuals from all fields of physics, and European research institutions.Its mission is to promote the advancement of physics, in Europe and in neighbouring countries.


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