Banting Fellow and Vanier Scholars to attend the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Three outstanding researchers will be among the 400 aspiring young researchers from around the world who will spend a week with 30 Nobel Laureates at the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting in Germany from June 26 - July 1, 2016. Participants will be able to exchange ideas, discuss projects and build international networks around this year’s topics which will be dedicated to the field of physics. For young scientists standing at the beginning of their careers, it is a valuable opportunity to meet these undisputed role models and mentors, to seek their advice, to exchange thoughts and views, and to discuss current developments in science and beyond.

Our congratulations go to the three recipients nominated by NSERC who were accepted by Lindau scientific review panel to attend this prestigious event: Mr. Jean-Philippe MacLean (Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar), Mr. Christian Reimer (Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar) and Dr. Matthew Shawn Sederberg (Banting Postdoctoral Fellow).

Jean-Philippe MacLean

“The opportunity to participate in the Nobel Laureate Meeting will be an unforgettable cultural and intellectual experience. I’m looking forward to being surrounded by passionate people and researchers and hearing about what captivates the world’s top scientists, being exposed to their ideas and hearing their story so I can have a better idea of the major themes that are under active exploration in the area of physics. I want to share my enthusiasm for science and collaborate with others who, like me, are fascinated by the current developments in physics.”

Jean-Philippe describes his research as follows: “We are using ultrashort pulse lasers to study the properties of entangled photons and advance our understanding of quantum mechanics at a fundamental level, but also for use as a resource for quantum communication and for integration into the necessary components to build a quantum computer.”

Christian Reimer

“Participating in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting is a great honour and a unique opportunity to meet the pioneers of modern physics. I am looking forward to gaining knowledge and inspiration from the participating Nobel Laureates, and exchanging experiences and ideas with other participating young scientists.”

Christian describes his research as: “I am working on the generation of optical quantum states using compact and scalable semiconductor chips. In particular, I am investigating the quantum properties of ‘integrated frequency comb’ sources, which operate on multiple frequencies and enable the generation of large quantum states.”

Matthew Shawn Sederberg

“It is a rare opportunity to interact with Nobel Laureates on a personal level and being able to discuss their research, my research, and other rapidly developing scientific fields will be a profound opportunity. To hear their stories and to receive career advice from them would truly be a life-changing experience.”

Matthew describes his research as: “To understand how the shortest pulses of light interact with materials and how this can be used in future information processing technology.”

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