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 email@example.com. 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.