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Young Scholars Competition

We are pleased to announce the finalists in the Young Scholars Competition. The 18 finalists will present research papers at a special session on October 7, 2005. The talks will be scheduled in 25—minute slots (15 minutes plus 10 Q&A) in three parallel sections according to the following three topical areas:

I. Quantum Physics
II. Astrophysics, Cosmology and Physics Related Interdisciplinary Work
III. Technological Innovation

The finalists are listed alphabetically.

Randy A. Bartels — Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado USA; born November 19, 1974; "Controlling the Dynamics of Complex Quantum Mechanical Systems"

Boris Blinov — University of Washington, Seattle, Washington USA; born February 26, 1972, "Entangled States of Trapped Ions and Single Photons for Quantum Computation and Communication"

Brian L. DeMarco — University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois USA; born February 5, 1974, "Quantum Simulation using Ultra-cold Atoms"

Doug P. Finkbeiner — Princeton University, Henry Norris Russel Fellow, Princeton, New Jersey, USA; born March 31, 1971; "The Milky Way as a Laboratory for Dark Matter Annihilation"

Maurice Garcia-Sciveres — Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA; born October 19. 1966; "The Development of Silicon Hybrid Pixel Detectors for Particle Physics"

Steven S. Gubser — Princeton University, Joseph Henry Laboratories, Princeton, New Jersey, USA; born May 4, 1972, "Hairy black holes, phase transitions, and AdS/CFT"

Seth A. Hoedl — University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA; born September 2, 1979; "A Torsion Pendulum Axion Search"

Brian G. Keating — University of California, Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences, La Jolla, California, USA; born September 9, 1971; "An Ultra-Sonic Image of the Embryonic Universe"

Bruce O. Knuteson — Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Fermilab, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; born May 17, 1975, "Systematic Analysis of Data Collected at the Energy Frontier"

Marc J. Kuchner — Goddard Space Flight Center, Exoplanets Laboratory, Greenbelt, Maryland, USA; born August 7, 1972; "Band-Limited Image Masks: New Tools for High Contrast Astronomy and Finding Extrasolar Earths"

Paul Kwiat — University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana- Champaign, Illinois, USA; born April 16, 1966; "The Entanglement Revolution"

Priyamvada Natarajan — Yale University, Astronomy Department, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; born December 3, 1969; "Contraints on the Nature of Dark Matter using Cluster Lensing"

Adam G. Riess — Space Telescope Science Institute, STScI, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; born December 16, 1969; "Determining the Nature of Dark Energy Now with HST and Sne Ia at Z71"

Keith C. Schwab — National Security Agency, Laboratory for Physical Sciences, College Park, Maryland, USA; born May 18, 1968, "Quantum Effects in Small Mechanical Structures"

Marin Soljacic — Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; born February 7, 1974; "Wireless Non-Radiative Energy Transfer"

Joseph Thywissen — University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; born August 26, 1972; "Micro-electromagnets: an enabling technology for ultra-cold atom research and practical applications"

Wolf von Klitzing — Cretan Matter-Waves Group, Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser (IESL-FORTH), Heraklion, Crete, Greece; born March 24, 1969, "Guided Mater-Wave Interferometry"

Jun Ye — University of Colorado, JILA and NIST, Boulder, Colorado, USA; born November 7, 1967; "Optical phase control from 10-15s to 15: Precision measurement meets Ultrafast Science"




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