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 PQE-2013 -- January 6-10, 2013 --- Snowbird, Utah, USA
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Lamb Award

The PQE-2013 Best Abstract Award was presented to:

  • Natalia M. Litchinitser of SUNY Buffalo. Her winning abstract, titled “Structured Light and Matter” can be seen here.

Two runner-ups were selected:

  • Daniel Côté of Universit√© Laval. His abstract, titled “Imaging neurodegenerative disorders in animals with multimodal CARS microscopy” can be seen here.

  • Jonathan Leach of Heriot-Watt University. His abstract, titled “Generation of orbital angular momentum Bell states and their verification via accessible nonlinear witnesses” can be seen here.

The winner received:

  • 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.

We are delighted by 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.
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