This year's Few-Body Physics Award will be granted to our former PhD student Dr. Matthias Schindler (University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA) for theoretical physics as well as to Dr. Izabela Ciepal (Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland) for experimental physics. Matthias Schindler finished his PhD Thesis in 2007, supervisor Prof. Dr. Stefan Scherer.
The Few-Body Physics Award is created to promote fundamental research on few-body problems in physics and chemistry. It does so by recognizing the distinguished scientific achievements of two young colleagues, a theoretician and an experimentalist. The candidates must have a maximum of 7 years of research experience (excluding career interruptions) following the PhD. The award is sponsored by the Few-Body Systems, published by Springer-Verlag. It is granted every three years on the occasion of the European Conference on Few-Body Problems in Physics, i.e. this year during the 22nd European Conference on Few-Body Problems in Physics in Cracow.