High Energy Physics
Akesson Torsten, Barlow Roger, Barreira Gaspar (chairman), Berger Christoph, Bernabeu Jose, Burkhardt Helmut, Foster Brian, Huber C.E. Martin, Hubner Kurt, Lee David, Leitner Rupert, Levai Peter, Linde Frank, Osland Per, Pauss Felicitas, Pokorski Stefan, Rabinovici Eliezer, Sphicas Paris, Tuominiemi Jorma, Vilain Pierre, Wark Dave, Wermes Norbert, Wess Julius, Wormser Guy, Zwirner Fabio
This major biennial forum of high energy and particle physics followed the traditions of the series, in particular the successful previous conferences of Tampere (1999), Jerusalem (1997) and Brussels (1995). The conference programme started with three days of presentation of original results in thematic parallel sessions. After a break on 15th of July (the excursion day) it continued with plenary talks summarising the most recent outstanding results and discussing the perspectives of particle physics. See the home page of the Conference for details. Among other information one can find there the Conference Programme and the scanned-in transparencies of the talks.
The conference was organised at the new campus of Roland Estvss University in Budapest and had more than 600 participants mostly from European countries but with significant attendance from North and South America, Asia and Africa as well.
In addition to the scientific programme outstanding scientists were awarded prizes of the European Physical Society: the 2001 High Energy Particle Physics Prize as well as three newly founded awards: the Prize for Young Particle Physicists, the Gribov Medal honouring a young theoretical particle physicist and the Outreach Prize for the best popularisation of particle physics discoveries.
Prof. Donald Perkins (Oxford University) has been awarded the High Energy and Particle Physics Prize of the European Physical Society "For his outstanding contributions to Neutrino Physics and for implementing the use of Neutrinos as a tool to elucidate the Quark Structure on the Nucleon."
The Young Particle Physicist Prize was granted to Dr. Arnulf Quadt (Bonn University) "For his outstanding contribution to the measurement of the F2 Structure Function in Deep Inelastic Scattering and extending its measurement to low values of momentum transfer and fractional momentum x."
The Gribov Medal was given to Prof. Steven S. Gubser (Caltech) "For his outstanding work that has revealed a deep connection between gauge theories and gravitational interactions in the framework of string theories. This made it possible to compute and understand interesting properties of a gauge theory in 3+1 dimensions from a gravitational theory in 4+1 dimensions."
Outreach Prizes were given to Dr. Christine Sutton (Oxford University) and Prof. Erik Johansson (Stockholm University) "For their innovative use of electronic and printed media to bring HEP to wider public, including professional colleagues, students and schools, and in particular their collaboration developing computer interactive packages for educational master classes."
The Local Organizing Committee invited all prize winners to deliver talks during the HEP2001 Conference at a special Prizewinner's Session.
Horváth Dezső (chairman), Lévai Péter, Patkós András