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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

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Young Scholars Competition
Application & Deadlines

Applications should be made by electronic submission no later than midnight EST, July 20, 2005 via email to young.scholars @ Each application should consist of the following five components:

  1. A cover letter indicating the topical area(s) to which the research applies (see Topical Areas).
  2. An abstract of 300 words or less related to one or more of the three topical areas (the abstract must specify which area[s] it applies to).
  3. A short paper of 2,500 words or less discussing the research that would be presented if the candidate is selected to be a finalist by the competition judges. This document may be supplemented by tables, diagrams, equations, and any necessary references.
  4. A biosketch of no more than 500 words with date of birth and preferably with web links to any professional publications or preprints that would assist those involved in the evaluation and selection process. (A full CV may be provided, if desired.)
  5. (For multiple authors only:) Applications typically should be made by individuals. However, in many cases, research results are developed by groups of researchers working together. Applicants should state in advance how they would share a possible prize award, and in what proportions, with other collaborators who also qualify as "young" researchers (i.e., under the age of 40, determined by their age on October 7, 2005). Senior group leaders and other persons over the age of 39 involved in such teams are not eligible for fractional awards of prize monies. They are most welcome, however, to share in the honor and can be credited in the public record.

Again, all components should be sent electronically to young.scholars @ no later than midnight EST, July 20, 2005. PDF files are preferred unless the graphic content is too large to transmit by email. Other formats will also be accepted. An address for sending disks, if necessary, will be provided. Note that application materials will not be returned, and the content of all presentations will be saved and subsequently made available archivally.


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