Outstanding Achievement Award 2021
The PANDA Outstanding Achievement Award 2021 went to
- Peter Wintz
- Gabriela Perez Andrade
- Artur Derichs
- Jerzy Smyrski
- Rafał Lalik
- Konrad Sumara
for the successful preparation, installation, commissioning and deployment of the forward tracker planes (STS1/2) in the PANDA@HADES setup.
This detector system is a crucial part of the upgraded HADES and the first PANDA detector to be taken into operation at the FAIR site as a part of the Phase 0 initiative.
The STS1/2 increases the physics potential of the HADES experiment in particular for the hyperon physics program, as demonstrated in the HADES / PANDA@HADES joint publication "Production and electromagnetic decay of hyperons: a feasibility study with HADES as a Phase-0 experiment at FAIR",
Eur. Phys. J. A (2021) 57:138.