Wolfgang K.H. Panofsky Fellowship
The Panofsky Fellowship honors SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory’s founder and first Director, Wolfgang K. H. Panofsky. It is intended to recognize exceptional and promising young scientists who would most benefit from the unique opportunity to conduct their research at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. While the scientific direction of the candidates is expected to have some overlap with existing programs, an emphasis will also be placed on the potential for innovation and growth of new opportunities as their career develops. The intent is to foster the creativity and high achievement to which W.K.H. Panofsky devoted himself both as a researcher and as a visionary leader in enabling fundamental science research. The fellowship carries a five-year term, with salary and benefits comparable to an Assistant Professorship at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
The Fellowship celebrates W.K.H. Panofsky’s breadth of activities and is awarded without regard to a candidate's particular specialty within our programs. The candidate's research plan should encompass one or more areas within the general scope of the science program at SLAC, listed below:
- Accelerator science
- Chemical science
- Elementary particle physics
- High energy density matter
- Material science
- Particle astrophysics and cosmology
Fellowship appointments are awarded by the SLAC Director following a lab-wide selection process. The appointment carries a five-year term with salary and benefits comparable to an Assistant Professorship at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory along with generous research support funds. Fellows routinely serve as dissertation advisors to Stanford University graduate students from Stanford University. Since the Fellowship's inception in 1989, Panofsky Fellows have gone on to play important roles in their fields as members of the Faculty and Staff of prominent institutions.