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
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:
The abstract should effectively communicate what
the talk will be about. It should entice the reader to come to
The abstract should look good. This pretty
much requires at least one nice figure. Graphics are good.
Clear, pretty, graphics are better!
- 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
The organizers thank all the participants who took the trouble
to prepare good abstracts, and we welcome all feedback on this