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The Amazing Light Symposium is
organized by Metanexus Institute.
All inquiries should be directed to:
Metanexus Institute
3624 Market St., Suite 301
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215/789-2200 fax: 215/789-2222

Young Scholars Competition

Then enter. . .

This competition is part of a major research symposium Amazing Light: Visions for Discovery in honor of Charles H. Townes, 1964 Nobel prize winner, in his 90th birthday year—October 6-8, 2005. Amazing Light: Visions for Discovery is focused on exploring and advancing the future of innovative research in physics. The major themes for the three-day symposium were inspired by and derived from Professor Townes’ ideas and questions. Special emphasis is focused on possibilities for investigating new, deep discoveries about the nature of reality, as well as for developing powerful new tools to assist in advancing this great adventure of scientific and technological creativity. In particular, the program will focus on the challenge of producing powerful new technologies that—like the laser for which Charles Townes won the Nobel Prize*—may generate opportunities to open up whole new domains of advancement in experimental physics.

This is an opportunity for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and young faculty under the age of 40 in physics and closely related fields to present your work at a major, international gathering of many of the world’s most distinguished scientist-innovators, all expenses paid, and to compete for over $100,000 in prizes.

Applications must be received no later than midnight EST, June 30, 2005.

Please read application details linked to menu at left. If you have any further questions, please contact us at or call us at 215.789.2200.



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Background photo: bubble chamber tracks, 1984, photo courtesy of Fermilab Visual Media Services

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