Division of Physics of Beams

The Division was established in 1985. The objective of the Division of Physics of Beams is the advancement and diffusion of knowledge regarding the nature and behavior of beams and the instruments for their production and use. It provides to its members, and to all members of the American Physical Society, an opportunity for coordination and a forum for discussion and communication. In addition, the Division of Physics of Beams:

  • Promotes research and development in the science of beams;
  • Promotes applications of the science of beams (the use of beams themselves in the study of the properties of nuclei, condensed matter, etc. is not the principal interest of the Division);
  • Encourages scholarly publication;
  • Promotes education in beam science and technology;
  • Enhances the professional standing of its members; and
  • Endorses the APS Policy on Equal Professional Opportunity.



Congratulations to Our Newest APS Fellows

Gray Arrow APS Fellows from DPB

Congratulations to New Prize & Award Recipients

2020 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Beam Physics Award
Siqi Li, Stanford University

2020 Robert R. Wilson Prize for Achievement in the Physics of Particle Accelerators
Bruce Carlsten, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Upcoming Meetings

March Meeting 2021
March 15-19, 2021

APS April Meeting 2021
April 17-20, 2021

March Meeting 2022
February 28-March 4, 2022

More Meeting Information

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News & Announcements

Ernest Courant
The DPB Annual 2019 Newsletter Has Been Posted
Call for Nominations - 2020 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Beam Physics Award



4th edition cover of Accelerators and Beams brochure



Accelerators and Beams, Tools of Discovery and Innovation
The new 4th edition of DPB’s popular brochure, “Accelerators and Beams, Tools of Discovery and Innovation”, is now available for downloading.
Gray Arrow  Accelerators and Beams brochure


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Nominees and award and office holders are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.