Neil accepting his award from Mike Poole
During its recent Annual Meeting, held this year at RAL, the IOP Particle Accelerators and Beams Group awarded its inaugural prize for Outstanding Professional Contribution to Prof Neil Marks for his many innovative contributions to the physics and technology of magnet systems for particle accelerators and beam lines. Neil is widely known both in the UK and overseas and the official citation mentioned a whole series of projects on which he has had major impact, including SRS, ESRF, Diamond, ALICE and EMMA. In addition he ran the Cockcroft Institute postgraduate training programme and he himself has also lectured frequently at both the CERN and Joint Universities Accelerator Schools.
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