The winners of the 2021 LHCb thesis prize are Tom Boettcher (MIT) and Dmitrii Pereima (Kurchatov Institute, Moscow). Tom’s thesis is on the LHCb GPU high-level trigger and measurements of neutral pion and photon production with the LHCb detector, and he was particularly commended for his contributions to the novel GPU-based first-level trigger of LHCb Upgrade I. Dmitrii’s thesis is on the Search for new decays of beauty particles at the LHCb experiment, and he made significant contributions to our understanding of the X(3872) particle and the calibration of the hadronic calorimeter.

Five sets of prizes were awarded to early-career scientists: Scott Ely (Syracuse) was recognised for his leadership in the Upstream Tracker project; Preema Rennee Pais (CERN) was recognised for her contributions to the Silicon Tracker and Scintillating Fibre Tracker projects and to the upgrade commissioning; Nicole Skidmore (Manchester) was recognised for her developments of offline software and data preparation; Adam Davis (Manchester) and Benedetto Siddi (INFN, Ferrara) were recognised for their innovative contributions to simulation programs; and Christoph Hasse (CERN), Arthur Hennequin (CERN), Louis Henry (CERN) and Niklas Nolte (MIT) were recognised for their developments of the software trigger in the real time analysis project.

Many congratulations to all the winners!

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