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Teppei Katori wins American Physical Society's 2013 Henry Primakoff Award for Early-Career Particle Physics

Kimeee Heatley, MIT Department of Physics
October 15, 2012

MicroBoONE PMT test stand at Proton Assembly Building with Teppei Katori. Photo: Reidar Hahn, Fermilab
MicroBoONE PMT test stand at Proton Assembly Building with Teppei Katori
Photo: Reidar Hahn, Fermilab

Teppei Katori, Senior Postdoctoral Associate working for the MicroBooNE experiment at Fermilab with Professor Janet Conrad has been awarded with the 2013 Henry Primakoff Award for Early-Career Particle Physics “for outstanding contributions to a wide range of accelerator - based neutrino physics, including cross section measurements and searches for violations of Lorentz and CPT symmetry." The prize is given annually and will consist of $1,500 and a certificate citing the contributions of the recipient, plus an allowance for travel to an APS meeting to receive the award and deliver an invited lecture. 

He was also awarded the 2012 IUPAP C11 Young Scientist Prize for outstanding achievement in particle physics in May, nominated for his outstanding contributions to various accelerator-based neutrino experiments, including his top-cited works studying Lorentz violation.

Teppei joins a number of other experimentalists who have won significant acclaim in part for their work on Lorentz violation in the SME context.  They include:

  • Ron Walsworth (CfA and Harvard), 2005 APS Pipkin Award
  • Mike Tobar (Western Australia), 2006 Boas Medal
  • Michael Romalis (Princeton), 2011 APS Pipkin Award

Related Link: http://www.aps.org/programs/honors/awards/primakoff.cfm