PI Co-sponsors APS Best Student Paper

GQI will award two Best Student Paper prizes sponsored by PI and IQC at the APS March Meeting, one for theoretical work and one for experimental.

Once again, the GQI will award two "Best Student Paper" prizes at the APS March meeting---one for theoretical work, and one for experimental.  The awards, each consisting of a $500 cash prize, will be sponsored by Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada, and the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo.  All undergraduate and graduate students who are both first author and presenters of an oral or poster presentation are eligible.

To be registered for the competition, a brief nomination letter from the student's supervisor stating that the results described in the presentation are substantially the student's own work and that the student is currently enrolled at a degree-granting institute, should be sent via email to Chris Fuchs at cfuchs@perimeterinstitute.ca. The two equally weighted criteria for the award are quality of scientific results and quality of the presentation. Judging will be undertaken by an ad hoc committee consisting of five or more senior members of GQI.

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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