Exceptional ATLAS collaborators honoured at the Outstanding Achievement Awards
28 June 2022 | By
The ATLAS Collaboration held the 6th Outstanding Achievement Awards Ceremony at CERN on 23 June 2022. Once every two years, these awards give recognition to the invaluable technical work made across the collaboration in all areas.
After an extensive review of 84 nomination candidates, the ATLAS Collaboration Board Chair Advisory Group acting as Awards Committee decided to assign awards to 4 individuals and 5 groups across diverse categories. The winners specialised in the fields of detector operation, upgrade, software, outreach, computing and combined performance during the period August 2020 to January 2022.
"These awards are intended to acknowledge a small part of the many efforts made throughout the collaboration."
“It was very difficult to select among the many excellent nominations,” highlighted Hans-Christian Schultz-Coulon and Oleg Solovyanov, Awards Committee co-Chairs. “In particular, concerning the Muon New Small Wheel (NSW) award, there were hundreds of dedicated people that did a tremendous job getting the project ready in time. These awards are intended to acknowledge a small part of the many efforts made throughout the collaboration.”
The excitement behind this year’s awards was particularly strong, as it was the first time in over two years that members could be applauded in person. Watching the teams walk up to the podium to receive their plaque and certificate, the future of the ATLAS Collaboration seems bright!
For outstanding contribution to the preparation and ongoing development of the offline reconstruction for Run 3 and beyond: Christos Anastopoulos (University of Sheffield)
For outstanding contributions to the commissioning of the Level-1 Calorimeter Trigger for Run-3: Rhys Owen (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory)
For outstanding contributions to the ATLAS detector cabling activities in LS2 and planning for LS3: Marco Ciapetti (CERN)
For outstanding contributions to the integration of the TileCal HL-LHC Demonstrator into the ATLAS overall TDAQ system: Fernando Carrio Argos (Centro Mixto Universidad de Valencia, University of the Witwatersrand), Jalal Abdallah (University of Texas at Arlington)
For outstanding contributions to the integration of the Upgrade Software: Tadej Novak (DESY)
For outstanding contributions to the ATLAS Liquid Argon Calorimeter Digital Trigger System: Georges Aad (Aix-Marseille Université), Fatih Bellachia (Université Savoie Mont Blanc), Nicolas Chevillot (Université Savoie Mont Blanc), Yuji Enari (University of Tokyo), Sylvain Lafrasse (Université Savoie Mont Blanc), Stefan Simion (Université Paris-Saclay)
For outstanding contributions to the ATLAS outreach activities: Muhammad Alhroob (University of Oklahoma), Katarina Anthony (University of Udine), Steven Goldfarb (University of Melbourne), Clara Nellist (Radboud University) (not pictured), Elise Maria Le Boulicaut (Duke University), Sascha Mehlhase (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) (not pictured)
For outstanding contributions to the integration of large-radius tracking into the standard ATLAS reconstruction: Bingxuan Liu (Simon Fraser University), Matthias Danninger (Simon Fraser University), John Stupak (University of Oklahoma), Robin Newhouse (University of British Columbia), Giuliano Gustavino (University of Oklahoma, CERN), Jackson Carl Burzynski (University of Massachusetts Amherst, Simon Fraser University)
For outstanding contributions to the completion of the NSW integration and surface commissioning within the LS2 schedule: Artur Coimbra (CERN), Aimilianos Koulouris (National Technological University of Athens, University of Aegean, CERN), Luigi Longo (CERN, Università del Salento), Alexander Naip Tuna (CERN), Rimsky Alejandro Rojas Caballero (Federico Santa María Technical University, University of Victoria), Olga Zormpa (National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”), Chiara Arcangeletti (University of Victoria), Rongkun Wang (Harvard University, University of Michigan and University of Science and Technology of China), Liang Guan (University of Michigan), Siyuan Sun (University of Michigan) (not pictured), Emanuele Romano (INFN Sezione di Pavia), Estel Perez Codina (TRIUMF), Alam Toro (TRIUMF), Gerardo Vasquez (University of Victoria), Camila Pazos (Brandeis University), Giada Mancini (National Laboratory of Frascati), Polyneikis Tzanis (National Technical University of Athens)