Prize Recipient

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R. Keith Ellis


"For work in perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics, including applications to problems pivotal to the interpretation of high energy particle collisions."


Keith Ellis graduated from the University of Oxford in 1971 and went on to obtain a doctoral degree (D. Phil.) in 1974 from the University of Oxford for work performed at the University of Rome, (La Sapienza). His thesis work, supervised by Guido Altarelli and Luciano Maiani, was entitled Parity Violating Processes in Unified Gauge Theories. After post-doctoral positions at La Sapienza, Imperial College London, MIT, Caltech and CERN, Ellis moved to Fermilab in 1984. At Fermilab, Ellis continued to work on perturbative QCD, dealing with topics of direct interest to the Tevatron experimental program. He led the Fermilab Theory Group from 1993-2004. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of London in 2009.

Selection Committee:

Ben Grinstein (Chair), Scott Willenbrock,Stanley Brodsky, R. Sekhar Chivukula, Sally Dawson