Awards: Viktor Decyk received the John Dawson Prize at the 21st International Conference on the Numerical Simulation of Plasma for pioneering advances to plasma physics obtained through simulation. Decyk was recognized "for his seminal contributions to the development of parallel algorithms for particle-in-cell simulations, for his subtraction technique, and for the body of work which has benefited from his PIC codes and software. Mori, Philip L. Pritchett, Scott A. Friedman, Tajendra V.
Técnico researcher wins international prize for best PhD thesis
John M. Dawson - Wikipedia
John Myrick Dawson 30 September in Champaign, Illinois — 17 November in Los Angeles was an American computational physicist and the father of plasma-based acceleration techniques. Project Matterhorn. Initially a research physicist, he rose to head the theoretical group from to He then joined UCLA in as a professor of physics. He was associate director of the Institute for Plasma and Fusion Research from to , principal scientist with the institute since and the institute's interim director. John was a leading figure in the plasma physics community for more than four decades, with his contributions to science spanning all of plasma physics. He performed seminal work on magnetic fusion , inertial confinement fusion , space plasmas , plasma astrophysics, free-electron lasers , and basic plasma physics.
William R. Fox
He is known for the discoveries of kinetic Alfven waves ,  toroidal Alfven eigenmodes,  and energetic particle modes;  the theories of geomagnetic pulsations,  Alfven wave heating,  and fishbone oscillations,  and the first formulation of nonlinear gyrokinetic equations. Chen was born in in Hangzhou with ancestral roots in Yuyao. The Chen family moved to Taiwan in
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