2005 Prizes of the High Energy and Particle Physics Division
of the European Physical Society
The 2005 European Physics Society High Energy and Particle
Physics Prize is awarded jointly to
- Heinrich Wahl, for his outstanding leadership of challenging
experiments on CP Violation, and to
- the NA 31 Collaboration, which showed for the first time
Direct CP Violation in the decays of neutral K mesons. "
The 2005 EPS-HEPP Young Physicist Prize is awarded to
- Mathieu de Naurois, for his new ideas and decisive contributions
in the CELESTE and HESS experiments. His new original method to
analyse Cerenkov images of atmospheric showers enabled many new
results in HESS and the detection of new sources near the
galactic center. "
The 2005 EPS-HEPP Gribov Medal is awarded to
- Matias Zaldarriaga, for his important theoretical contributions
to Cosmology, with impact also on the theories of fundamental
interactions. Among others for:
- developing an efficient method for calculating the observed
CMB fluctuations in a given cosmological model. This has
greatly facilitated imposing constraints on cosmological
models and is widely used.
- Realizing the importance of polarization in the CMB and the
possibility to measure it.
- Pointing out the importance of the effect of gravitational
lensing by local matter on the CMB background."
The 2005 Outreach Prize is awarded jointly to
- Dave Barney, for promoting the fascination of particle physics
to the public, in parallel to his research work in the CMS
collaboration at CERN. His impressive and successful efforts
are concentrated around the CMS experiment, but also reaching far
beyond his own experiment.
- Peter Kalmus, for his long-standing and major personal involvement
in particle physics outreach. In the last years, he has given
talks for schools and the public to a total audience of some
24,000 in countries from the UK, Ireland and France to
South Africa, Singapore and India. "