Theory PhD prize

Starting in 2018, PANDA will award a prize every year for the best theory PhD thesis related to the PANDA experimental program and we would like to ask for nominations for this year's prize. The prize will include the award of 200 euro and will be presented at the PANDA Collaboration meeting in June 2018.

The rules are simple:

All theoreticians who have passed the oral defense of their PhD thesis between Dec 1, 2016 and Nov 30, 2017 are eligible. The thesis may contain work related to other experiments, but the majority of the work in the thesis must be directly connected to the PANDA physics program. The nomination should be made by the thesis advisor.


A nomination can be made until Dec 31, 2017 by submitting the following information to the spokesperson and the chair of the theory advisory group (Sinead Ryan, of the collaboration:

1. A nomination letter in which the content of the thesis and the importance of this work for PANDA is described. The letter should also motivate why the thesis should be considered as the best one from the selection period for PANDA.

2. The thesis must be made available online and the URL must be included in the nomination. If the thesis cannot be uploaded to the PANDA website then a PDF copy should be submitted with the nomination letter.

3. If the thesis is not written in English, then a (couple of pages) summary must be provided in English.

4. A copy of a certificate showing the grade achieved by the thesis if relevant (and a short description of the grade scale). This certificate should indicate the date of the oral exam. If that is not the case, then some other confirmation of when the oral exam was held must be provided (a letter from the thesis advisor will suffice, if a copy of a formal document is submitted before the PANDA Collaboration meeting in March 2018.)