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Simon Geyer receives the APS Distinguished Student Award 2023
Simon Geyer received the APS Distinguished Student prize at the APS March meeting 2023 from Christine Darve, FIP Chair 2023 (left), and Young-Kee Kim, APS Elect President 2023 (right).
The American Physical Society (APS) recognizes that bringing outstanding young researchers to the annual APS meetings can be a career-changing experience. Since 2015, the APS and Forum on International Physics (FIP) established the Distinguished Student Program (DS) to provide outstanding non-US young researchers with financial support to participate in the APS Meetings.
This year, the APS March meeting took place in Las Vegas from March 5-10, 2023. Simon Geyer, PhD student of NCCR SPIN in the Quantum Coherence Lab led by Prof. Dominik Zumbühl at the University of Basel, received the APS Distinguished Student Award for his outstanding work on the development of spin qubits. He is working in Dr. Andreas Kuhlmann’s team and is co-supervised by Prof. Warburton and Prof. Zumbühl. Simon Geyer especially participated in demonstrating that finFETs could be used as qubits and be operated at more than 4K, an important milestone to open the horizon towards building scalable practical quantum computers.
Simon Geyer received his prize at the APS March meeting 2023 from Christine Darve, FIP Chair 2023,and Young-Kee Kim, APS Elect President 2023. We warmly congratulate him and wish him a successful career continuation!