VUVX CONFERENCE AWARD
The VUVX Conference Award recognizes outstanding experimental and/or theoretical contributions to the scientific areas of relevance to this conference series, ranging from condensed matter studies to gas-phase and cluster research. It is to be awarded to a scientist in mid-career, who has made significant contributions to the field over the past decade or more. Nominations will be solicited from the VUVX International Scientific Committee and the VUVX community at large. The Award Committee will consist of senior scientists in the field with a broad geographical and scientific representation, typically members of the VUVX International Scientific Committee. The award consists of a plenary lecture during the conference awards session and a cash prize.
The 2019 Mid-Career Award in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Sciences goes to:
Tatiana Marchenko, Sorbonne University, for her studies of nuclear and electron dynamics in excited molecules with RIXS, HAXPES, and femtosecond FEL techniques.
The 2019 Mid-Career Award in Condensed Matter Physics goes to:
Wanli Yang, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, for extending the applicability of soft X-ray science within the materials science community, especially for the application of ex-situ and in-situ x-ray spectroscopy to Li-ion batteries.
VUVX STUDENT AWARD
The VUVX Student Award recognizes outstanding experimental and/or theoretical contributions to the scientific areas of relevance to the VUVX conference series and is awarded to a student who has made significant contributions to the field as part of their PhD. The award consists of an invited presentation during the conference award session and a cash prize.
The 2019 Student Award in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Sciences goes to:
Travis Severt, Kansas State University, for his investigations of molecular breakup following the double ionization and his contribution to the development of the “native frames” technique.
The 2019 Student Award in Condensed Matter Physics goes to:
Wenjing You, JILA and University of Colorado, for her work on ultrafast dynamics in quantum matter, and her contribution to development of high-precision time-resolved techniques.