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"For establishing and shaping the field of structure-preserving geometric algorithms for plasma physics."Background:
Hong Qin received his Ph.D. in 1998 in astrophysical science from Princeton University and his B.S. in 1990 in space physics from Peking University. He also received master’s degrees in 1997 and 1993 from Princeton University and Peking University, respectively. He is currently a Principal Research Physicist at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and a Lecturer with the Rank of Professor at the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University. His main research interests include structure-preserving geometric algorithms for physical systems, theoretical and computational plasma physics, theoretical and computational beam physics and accelerator physics, mathematical physics, and fusion energy. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society. He received the U. S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career Scientist and Engineer Award, the Supercomputer Best Application Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Kaul Foundation Prize for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research and Technology Development of Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.