URA Thesis Award competition – nominations accepted until March 17

Fermilab and the Universities Research Association invite submissions for the 20th annual URA Thesis award competition. The award recognizes the most outstanding thesis based on work conducted at Fermilab or in collaboration with Fermilab scientists.

Nominations must be submitted to Lenny Spiegel (lenny@fnal.gov) by March 17 and should include two letters supporting the merits of the thesis being nominated. At least one letter should be from a member of the thesis committee of the PhD granting institution and, for work carried out in collaboration with Fermilab scientists, at least one of the letters should come from one of those scientists.

The URA Thesis Award Committee will select the winners. The committee members will judge each thesis on clarity of presentation, originality, and physics content. To qualify, the thesis must have been submitted in fulfillment of the PhD requirements in the 2016 calendar year, be written in English, and it must have been submitted in electronic form to the Fermilab Publications Office in accordance with Fermilab policy.

For further details consult the URA Thesis Award website at http://www.fnal.gov/pub/forphysicists/fellowships/ura_thesis/index.html