Professor Chandrashekhar Joshi, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, works on plasma-based accelerators and receives the award " for conclusively demonstrating the advantages of using relativistically propagating plasma waves for electron acceleration."
Chandrashekhar Joshi is considered the Father of the experimental field of High-Gradient Plasma-based Charged Particle Acceleration – a paradigm shift for building accelerators of tomorrow.
In a career spanning four decades, Joshi and his colleagues have carried out pioneering experiments – using laser and ultra-relativistic electron pulses as drivers –
on electron and positron acceleration using plasma waves thousands of times more rapidly than in a conventional accelerator.The Gothenburg Lise Meitner award ceremony will take place on 20 September 2018 at 15.15 in FB lecture hall at Fysikgården 4. In connection with the award ceremony, the laureate will hold a lecture in honour of the Austrian-Swedish physicist Lise Meitner.
Read more about the award and previous laureates.