IMG 4817Within the 126th session of the JINR Scientific Council, which took place in Dubna from 19 to 20 September 2019, Professor Francis Halzen (University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA) was awarded the Bruno Pontecorvo Prize 2018 for significant contribution to the IceCube detector construction and experimental discovery of high-energy astrophysical neutrinos.
Francis Halzen is a researcher in the fields of particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology. He works at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He is the head of the IceCube project.

The Bruno Pontecorvo Prize is an international award being annually presented by the JINR Scientific Council for achievements in elementary particle physics.

The Prize was first awarded in 1995 in honour of academician Bruno Pontecorvo, an Italian and Soviet physicist, famous for his investigations on neutrino physics, as well as nuclear physics, particle physics, weak interactions, astrophysics etc.

More photos of the prize presentation ceremony you can find here