APS Landauer and Bennett Award

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This award recognizes outstanding quantum computing research over the past 10 years performed by a scientist within 12 years post-PhD. The research recognized could either be a single piece of work, or the sum of contributions.

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The deadline for submission of nominations for the 2017 award is July 1, 2016.

The American Physical Society (APS) has established the Rolf Landauer and Charles H. Bennett Award in Quantum Computing to recognize recent, outstanding contributions in quantum information science by researchers in the field. The award particularly recognizes research involving quantum effects to perform computational and information-management tasks that would be impossible or infeasible by purely classical means.

The award is endowed by IBM Research in honor of Rolf Landauer’s and Charles H. Bennett’s pioneering work for foundational discoveries involving information and physics. The award will consist of a $5,000 prize, a certificate citing the contributions of the recipient, and an allowance for travel to an APS meeting to receive the award and deliver an invited lecture.Further information about the award is available at the Landauer and Bennett award page.

Serving a diverse and inclusive community of physicists worldwide is a primary goal for APS. Nominations of qualified women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and scientists from outside the United States are especially encouraged.

This award recognizes outstanding quantum computing research over the past 10 years performed by a scientist within 12 years post-PhD. The research recognized could either be a single piece of work, or the sum of contributions.

The deadline for submission of nominations for the 2017 award is July 1, 2016. The nomination must include:

  • A letter of not more than 5,000 characters evaluating the qualifications of the nominee(s).
  • A biographical sketch, including date of Ph.D.
  • A list of the most important publications.
  • At least two, but not more than four, seconding letters.
  • Up to five reprints and preprints.