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May 5 – 10, 2019
La Rochelle
Europe/Paris timezone


Congratulations to the two laureates!

Charpak Prize

The traditional Charpak Prize, rewarding the best contribution by a young physicist (see description below) was awarded to:

Jona Bortfeldt, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich

Description: As in past MPGD conferences, a prize of 1000 € was awarded to the best oral or poster presentation by a young physicist (age not exceeding 35 years). The committee is : Ioannis Giomataris (chair), Amos Breskin and Leszek Ropelewski. The award ceremony took place on Thursday, 9 May 2019 at 12:45.

Oed Prize

The newly created Anton Oed prize (see description below) was awarded, in recognition for major contributions in the developments of MPGDs, to:

Rui de Oliveira, CERN


Description: Anton Oed, at the end of the 80s, first introduced MicroStrip Gas Chambers to detect neutrons at the ILL. This led to the development of the highly successful MicroPattern Gas Detectors - MPGDs - which brought decisive improvements to detector technology.
Anton Oed passed away on 30 September 2018; he was a passionate inventor and remains a source of inspiration for many of us today. The ILL would therefore like to honour his memory, whilst encouraging the development of detector techniques for scientific applications. The Anton Oed Prize, of a lump sum of 1000 €, was awarded on Thursday 9 May 2019 at the MPGD conference in La Rochelle. The aim is to reward a major contribution in the development of MPGDs by a scientist presently active in the field.