Hegna, Callen recognized for excellence in plasma physics research
Engineering Physics Professor Chris Hegna and Professor Emeritus James D. Callen will receive the American Physical Society 2014 John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research. The award was established to recognize a particular recent outstanding achievement in plasma physics research. The award consists of $5,000 (divided equally) and a certificate. Hegna and Callen were recognized for the theoretical prediction and experimental demonstration of neoclassical tearing mode stabilization by localized electron cyclotron current drive. They will share the award with Robert J. La Haye, General Atomics; Olivier Sauter, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne; Hartmut Zohm, Max-Planck-Institut fur Plasmaphysik. They will formally receive the award at the annual meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, Oct. 27-31, 2014.