Oscar Garcia-Montero received the Otto-Haxel-Award for his Master thesis, which he completed in the research group of Jürgen Berges as part of SFB project A1. The award, including a cash prize, was presented on March 4th at the graduation ceremony of the department of physics and astronomy of Heidelberg University. At this occasion the award recipient presented his Master thesis work in a presentation titled “How protons shatter the color glass”.

Our most recent new entrant to project B3 and C5, postdoc Aleksas Mazeliauskas, received the Max Dresden prize for his PhD dissertation on “ground-breaking work on the physics of fluctuations in high-energy nucleus-nucleus collisions”. The award, including a cash prize and a book, was announced on May 2nd at the Award Colloqium of the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Stony Brook University, USA. Aleksas was advised by prof. Derek Teaney.