2009 APS Robert R. Wilson Prize Awarded to Satoshi Ozaki, physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory
To recognize and encourage outstanding achievement in the physics of particle ac- celerators - a prize of the American Physi- cal Society sponsored by the APS Divisions of Physics of Beams and Particles and fields, and the friends of R.R. Wilson. The prize includes a $5000 award and is named for the late Robert Rathbun Wilson, found- ing director of the Department of Energy’s Fermilab in Illinois.
Ozaki directed the construction of TRISTAN, a 60 GeV e+e- collid- er, the first major high energy physics facility in Japan. After com- pleting TRISTAN on schedule and on budget in 1987, he returned to Brookhaven as Head of the RHIC Project which was completed in 1999, leading to an outstanding physics program. Currently, Ozaki is the Senior Project Advisor to the NSLS-II Project at BNL, the role he assumed in August 2007 after serving as the Director for the Accelerator Systems Division since its inception in 2005.
Ozaki is honoured by the society “For his outstanding contribu- tion to the design and construction of accelerators that has led to the realization of major machines for fundamental science on two continents, and his promotion of international collaboration.”
2009 Particle Accelerator Conference