Perimeter Institute and UW Graduate Student Wins Vanier Scholarship


Graduate student Hoan Dang has been awarded a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship to support his doctoral studies.

Hoan Dang, a graduate student at Perimeter Institute (PI) and the University of Waterloo's Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been awarded a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship to support his doctoral studies.

Vanier Scholarships provide $50,000 per year for three years to students who demonstrate both a high standard of scholarly achievement and leadership skills.

Dang is pursuing doctoral research on foundational problems in quantum mechanics, focusing on studies of symmetric informationally complete positive operator valued measures for quantum information and quantum foundations.

He completed his undergraduate degree at the California Institute of Technology, and went on to Princeton for his Masters. While at Princeton, he began working with Chris Fuchs, now a Senior Researcher at Perimeter, and came to Waterloo with Fuchs to continue his studies at PI and the University of Waterloo.

The Vanier Canada Scholarship program aims to attract top-calibre graduate students from around the world, helping to enhance Canada’s position as a centre of excellence in research and higher learning. This year, 167 Vanier Scholarships were awarded nationally by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

About Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is an independent, non-profit, scientific research organization working to advance our understanding of physical laws and develop new ideas about the very essence of space, time, matter, and information. Located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Perimeter also provides a wide array of research training and educational outreach activities to nurture scientific talent and share the importance of discovery and innovation among students, teachers, and the general public. In partnership with the Governments of Ontario and Canada, Perimeter is a successful example of public-private collaboration in scientific research, training, and outreach. http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/

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