Young Scholars Competition
Winners will be selected on the basis of outstanding merit. Candidates should not apply unless their work is serious, innovative, and substantively engaged with the questions listed in one or more of the following three topical areas. Preference will be given to submissions demonstrating novel experimental innovations or deep theoretical insights.
Topical Area 1: Research yielding powerful new insights and innovative concepts based primarily on quantum mechanics
The first topical area will consider the fact that one of the most successful physical theories, quantum mechanics, remains both a deep mystery and a source of amazing innovation. The first topical area might include, but is not limited to, issues related to the following questions:
Topical Area 2: Research yielding profound new insights and perspectives toward answering “really big questions” in astrophysics, cosmology, and physics-related interdisciplinary research areas engaging with biophysics, physical chemistry, electronics, quantum computing, etc.
The second topical area might include, but is not limited to, issues related to the following questions:
Topical Area 3: Technological innovation linked with new deep physical insights generating powerful innovative new physics-related technologies and specific inventions
The competition is also interested in new technological innovations (such as those that may be broadly analogous in impact to the laser) that often bring about new discoveries in science. The third topical area might include, but is not limited to, issues related to the following questions:
Please send all applications and queries to .
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fq(x) Foundation Questions in Physics & Cosmology
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