Prize Winners 2013

The 2013 Innovation-Award on Synchrotron Radiation granted by the Society of Friends of Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and sponsored by SPECS GmbH and BESTEC GmbH in Berlin, has been bestowed upon Prof. Mikael Eriksson, Machine Director at the MAX IV laboratory in Lund (Sweden) for his outstanding contributions on ‘Realizing the concept and developing the technology of the multi-bend achromat storage ring towards diffraction limited synchrotron light source’. The proof-of-principle of this future technology with high impact on the next generation of storage ring based light sources has already been demonstrated at the former and current MaxLab accelerators. It will now being realized at the MAX IV facility and has already strongly influenced the upgrade programs at APS, SIRIUS, ESRF, and Spring-8.

The awardee of the 'Innovation Award on Synchrotron Radiation 2013' Prof. Mikael Eriksson (middle), together with Prof. Wolfgang Gudat from the Society of Friends of Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (right) and Prof. Andreas Jankowiak (left) who gave the laudation during the award ceremony on December 5, 2013 in Berlin-Adlershof. Picture: HZB / M. Setzpfand.