Poster on Quantum Entanglement Wins IOP Prize at SUPA AGM 2012

30 April 2012

A poster entitled “Experimental Eleven-dimensional Two Photon Quantum Entanglement” has won first prize in a competition at the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) Graduate School event, which was held at the SUPA AGM in Edinburgh on 26 April.

Detail from the winning poster
Detail from the winning poster

The winning poster was based on research by Adetunmise Charles Dada, Jonathan Leach, Miles Padgett, Gerard Buller and Erica Sandersson of Heriot Watt and Glasgow Universities. It had to compete with thirty three entries for the prize, which was sponsored by the IOP, Thales and SELEX Galileo.

IOP National Officer for Scotland, Alison McLure, remarked that: “The poster really caught judges’ eyes and we were unanimous in giving it first prize”.

The second prize, presented by Stephen McGeoch of Thales, was awarded to Thomas Scheler, O. Degtyareva, C. Guillaume, R. Howie and E. Gregoryanz from the University of Edinburgh for a poster on Extreme Materials.

The University of St Andrews Raphaëlle Haywood, A Collier Cameron et al collected third prize, presented by Allan Colquhoun of SELEX Galileo. Their poster was titled “InVESTAgating the Sun’s Radial Velocity Jitter”.

Around two hundred attendees enjoyed the rest of the AGM, which was a star studded affair with Professor Peter Higgs outlining his “Life as a Boson”. The CEO of SUPA, Jim Hough, talked about the evolving vision for SUPA and other talks showcased the range and quality of work going on in SUPA.

The day was finished off with talks from four ex PhD students who talked about their diverse careers and how a PhD in physics helped them on their way.