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 PQE-2012 -- January 2-6, 2012 --- Snowbird, Utah, USA
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Lamb Award

The PQE-2012 Best Abstract Award was presented to:

  • Marcs Cicerone of the National Institute of Standards and Technology at Gaithersburg, MD. His winning abstract, titled “Noninvasive Functional Microscopy Using Coherent Raman Methods” can be seen here.

  • Igor Pikovsky of the University of Vienna, Austria. His winning abstract, titled “Quantum interferometric visibility as a witness of general relativistic proper time” can be seen here.

The winners received:

  • Recognition at the conference reception.
  • A fabulous dinner at the world-class Aerie Restaurant at the Cliff Lodge, Snowbird.

The winners were selected by a blue-ribbon panel of PQE experts. The judging committee consisted of: Mark D. Havey from Old Dominion University, Frank A. Narducci from the Naval Air Systems Command, and George R. Welch from Texas A&M University,

This committee considered 3 factors in making their judgment:

  1. Clarity. The abstract should effectively communicate what the talk will be about. It should entice the reader to come to the talk.

  2. Presentation. The abstract should look good. This pretty much requires at least one nice figure. Graphics are good. Clear, pretty, graphics are better!

  3. Efficient use of space. PQE allows an 8.5x11 inch page (minus 2 cm margins). This is a lot of room, and we would like to see it used well. One short paragraph leaving most of the page blank is bad. An entire page crammed with single-spaced 8 point font is also bad.

This was the third year for the “Best Abstract” award, and we believe it was a success. Please note the high quality of many of the submitted abstracts.

The organizers thank all the participants who took the trouble to prepare good abstracts, and we welcome all feedback on this effort.

Organizing Committee

  • Marlan O. Scully and George R. Welch.
    Please direct any enquiries by email to:  [ pqe (at) pqeconference (dot) com ]