Prize Recipient

Thomas L. Collins


"For seminal contributions to the principles of optical design that led to the development of high luminosity interaction regions for colliding-beam storage rings. The insight to sug-gest a simple way of introducing straight sections into otherwise periodic lattices was developed first at the Cambridge Electron Accelerator shortly after the invention of the alternating gradient principle. This important step was followed by the invention of the high-luminosity low-beta scheme. These combined efforts have led to the development of the high luminosity interaction regions of modern colliding-beam storage rings."