EXTENDED!! IMAPP Award for Scientific Communication: Deadline 4 December 2021

Date of news: 17 November 2021

We encourage applications for the second edition of the “IMAPP Award for Scientific Communication”, to recognize excellence in scientific communication. The award is open to all 3rd and 4th year PhD students who have not won the prize before, and consists of the opportunity to present an IMAPP colloquium and a €750 cash prize. Last year’s winner was Stijn Cambie with his presentation “Smiles from Tiles”.

The communication of our results across our peers and to society at large is a fundamental part of our role as scientists. The aim of this award is to recognize the efforts and excellence of scientific communication that takes place within IMAPP, in particular from those undertaking PhD research. This particular award will be judged on the ability of the applicants to effectively inform other mathematicians, astronomers and physicists about the nature of their research, and its contribution to our broader understanding of science.

Application procedure Interested PhD students should apply by sending a one-page summary of their research and a short CV describing their activities while a PhD student at IMAPP (such as talks presented at conferences or seminars, publications, awards, scholarships and extracurricular activities).

The application should be sent to IMAPP@ru.nl with the subject line “IMAPP Award for Scientific Communication” by 14 November 2021.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their research to the committee end November 2021. The committee will then select a winner and any highly commended finalists. The winner will present their colloquium and be awarded the prize during the IMAPP Christmas Borrel (or at a suitable alternative venue should Covid-19 restrictions preclude this).

The committee consists of members from each IMAPP department with the current representatives Ioan Marcut (Math), Andrew Levan (Astro) and Béatrice Bonga (HEF).