PANDA Collaboration honors PhD: Theory Prize for Dr. Bai-Long Hoid
During their recent meeting, the PANDA Collaboration has announced for the third time its PANDA Theory PhD Prize. Every other year outstanding PhD theses of young scientists are honored with this prize. The year 2022 prize was handed over to Dr. Bai-Long Hoid for his PhD thesis “Taming Hadronic Effects at the Precision Frontier: From the Muon Anomaly to Rare Decays” by Professor Ulrich Wiedner, spokesperson of the PANDA Collaboration, Professor Karin Schönning, deputy spokesperson, and Professor Christian Fischer, chair of the Theory Advisory Group,in a dinner ceremony.
In his work, which was conducted under the supervision of Privatdozent Bastian Kubis at the University Bonn, Dr. Bai-Long Hoid studied the dominating theoretical uncertainties regarding the prediction of the muon anomalous moment, which are limited by calculations of hadronic vacuum polarization and hadronic light-by-light scattering.
Dr. Bai-Long Hoid successfully addressed a very complex problem and significantly advanced the theoretical tools that are required to carry out high-precision calculations for the relevant hadronic quantities in this low-energy regime. His scientific publications have received high recognition in the theory community and beyond.
The PANDA Collaboration bestowes PhD Prizes to specifically honor students’ contributions related to the PANDA project. Candidates for the PhD Prize are nominated by their doctoral advisors. In addition to being directly related to the PANDA experiment, the nominees’ doctoral degrees must have received a grade of “very good” or better. Up to three candidates are shortlisted for the award and can present their dissertations at the PANDA Collaboration Meeting. The winner is chosen by a committee that is appointed for this task by the PANDA Collaboration. (CP)