Giulio Rampa PhD Thesis Prize, 2016 Edition

Giulio Rampa PhD Thesis Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematical or Numerical General Relativity, 2016 Edition

CALL for NOMINATIONS
A graduate of the University of Pavia, Giulio Rampa, in his short life, had a profound impact on his fellow students and the faculty of the Department of Nuclear and Theoretical Physics of the University of Pavia. Following his Master in Physics, he soon entered Graduate School at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, (Albert Einstein Institute), Potsdam where he became deeply interested in mathematical relativity. Known for his remarkable personality as well as his outstanding intellectual capability, Giulio Rampa’s life is celebrated through this prize honouring an outstanding PhD Thesis in mathematical or numerical general relativity.
A net monetary prize of 2,000 EUR will be awarded every two years to a graduate student for outstanding research in mathematical or numerical general relativity. The prize has been established in 2011, and is endowed under the terms of a bequest from Nadia and Giorgio Rampa.
Any student who graduated in a university or research centre worldwide is eligible to be considered for this prize. European citizenship is NOT required. The prize recipient’s PhD Thesis must be submitted for consideration by a nominator, preferably via e-mail, to:

Secretariat of The Rampa Prize Committee,
c/o Department of Physics,
Via Bassi 6, 27100 Pavia, Italy
e-mail: rampa.prize[AT]pv.infn.it

Self nominations will not be considered. It is the nominator’s responsibility to ensure that his/her candidate submits the required documentation. In particular, all nominated applicants must submit, preferably by e-mail, the application form, a copy of the thesis, a letter of recommendation from their thesis advisor, one or more letters of endorsement substantiating the candidate contributions, thesis reader comments, a one-page abstract of the thesis, and a C.V. to the above address.
The following criteria are reviewed when selecting the Giulio Rampa prize recipient: (i) Originality of Contribution, (ii) Breadth of Work, (iii) Publications, (iv) Quality of Nomination, (v) Quality of Endorsement.
The recipients of the prize are to be selected by an international standing joint committee. The decisions of the Committee are final and will be communicated by June the 30th, 2016. The 2016 prize will be awarded to a PhD Thesis submitted for consideration no later than March 31, 2016, on behalf of students who graduated between January 2014-December 2015.
The prize will be presented at the annual Honors Ceremony during the Inauguration of the Graduate Studies Academic Year in Pavia, in December 2016.

Further information and a pdf file with the Application Form is available at: http://www-2.unipv.it/dottorati/scienzeetecnologie/fisica/n/web_PhD/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&id=14&Itemid=106&lang=it

All the material relative to the application must be submitted by the March 31, 2016 deadline, preferably via e-mail, to the address:
Secretariat of The Rampa Prize Committee,
c/o Department of Physics,
Via Bassi 6, 27100 Pavia, Italy,
E-mail: rampa.prize[AT]pv.infn.it

David Radice awarded 2014 Giulio Rampa Thesis Prize

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 Giulio Rampa Thesis Prize for outstanding research in Mathematical or Numerical General Relativity will be presented to Dr. David Radice.

The committee consisting of Profs. Gerhard Huisken (Chair), Lars Andersson, and Mauro Carfora, prepared the following citation:

“Dr. Radice’s Thesis on “Advanced Numerical Approaches in the Dynamics of Relativistic Flows” discusses a number of novel numerical approaches dedicated to the solution of the hydrodynamic equations in relativistic regimes. The research initiated by Dr. Radice in so many different areas has enormously pushed forward the state-of-the-art in that field, providing new insight and resolving long-standing questions. Dr. Radice’s work has not been restricted to the construction of new and advanced numerical codes; rather, his work has been all about making use of these sophisticated tools to advance gravitational physics, probing with more precision and fewer resources new physical scenarios. The large impact that the work of Dr. Radice has already can only continue to grow in the future.”

The prize is sponsored by The University of Pavia to honor the memory of Giulio Rampa and is given, every two years, to a graduate student for outstanding research in mathematical or numerical general relativity. The prize has been established in 2011, and is endowed under the terms of a bequest from Nadia and Giorgio Rampa.
The GRT prize carries a certificate and a net check for € 2,000. The prize will be presented at the annual Honors Ceremony during the Inauguration of the Graduate Studies Academic Year in Pavia, on November the 28th 2014.

Giulio Rampa Thesis Prize 2014 edition

The University of Pavia is glad to announce the 2014 edition of the Giulio Rampa Thesis Prize For Outstanding Research in Mathematical or Numerical General Relativity. This international prize is sponsored by the University of Pavia to honor the memory of the young physicist Giulio Rampa who, in his short life, had a profound impact on his fellow students and the faculty of the Department of Physics of the University of Pavia. The GRT prize is given, every two years, to a graduate student for outstanding research in mathematical or numerical general relativity.

Call for nominations for the 2014 edition of The Giulio Rampa Thesis Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematical or Numerical Relativity

The prize has been established in 2011, and is endowed under the terms of a bequest from Nadia and Giorgio Rampa. The GRT prize carries a certificate and a net check for € 2,000 together with coverage of travel and local expenses for attending the award ceremony.

Any student who graduated in a university or research centre in Europe is eligible to be considered for this prize. European citizenship is NOT required. The prize recipient’s Ph.D. Thesis must be submitted for consideration by a nominator, preferably via e-mail, to:

Secretariat of The Rampa Prize Committee,
c/o Department of Nuclear and Theoretical Physics,
Via Bassi 6, 27100 Pavia, Italy
e-mail: rampa.prize[AT]pv.infn.it

Self nominations will not be considered. It is the nominator’s responsibility to ensure that his/her candidate submits the required documentation. In particular, all nominated applicants must submit, preferably by e-mail, the application form, a copy of the thesis, a letter of recommendation from their thesis advisor, one or more letters of endorsement substantiating the candidate contributions, thesis reader comments, a one-page abstract of the thesis, and a C.V. to the above address.

The following criteria are reviewed when selecting the Giulio Rampa prize recipient: (i) Originality of Contribution, (ii) Breadth of Work, (iii) Publications, (iv) Quality of Nomination, (v) Quality of Endorsement.

The recipients of the prize are to be selected by a standing joint committee of the Graduate School in Physics of The University of Pavia and of The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), Potsdam.

The decisions of the Committee are final and will be communicated by May the 31st, 2014. The 2014 prize will be awarded to a Ph. D. Thesis submitted for consideration no later than January 31, 2014, on behalf of students who graduated between January 2012- December 2013.

The prize will be presented at the annual Honors Ceremony during the Inauguration of the Graduate Studies Academic Year in Pavia, in December 2014.

Thomas-Paul Hack awarded 2012 Giulio Rampa Thesis Prize

We are pleased to announce that the 2012 Giulio Rampa Thesis Prize for outstanding research in Mathematical or Numerical General Relativity will be presented to Dr. Thomas-Paul Hack.

The committee consisting of Profs. Gerhard Huisken (Chair), Lars Andersson, Mauro Carfora, Luciano Rezzolla prepared the following citation:

“Dr. Hack’s thesis On the Backreaction of Scalar and Spinor Quantum Fields in Curved Spacetimes marks a breakthrough for a thorough evaluation of quantum effects of matter for cosmology. It provides a relevant contribution to the field and will constitute an extremely valuable reference in the area of quantum fields in curved spacetimes and its cosmological applications.”

The prize is sponsored by The University of Pavia to honor the memory of Giulio Rampa and is given, every two years, to a graduate student for outstanding research in mathematical or numerical general relativity. The prize has been established in 2011, and is endowed under the terms of a bequest from Nadia and Giorgio Rampa.

See:
http://hyperspace.aei.mpg.de/2011/10/06/giulio-rampa-thesis-prize-for-outstanding-research-in-mathematical-or-numerical-relativity/
and
http://www-2.unipv.it/dottorati/scienzeetecnologie/fisica/n/web_PhD/

The GRT prize carries a certificate and a net check of 2,000 EUR. The prize will be presented at the annual Honors Ceremony during the Inauguration of the Graduate Studies Academic Year in Pavia, in December 2012.

The next GRT prize will be awarded in 2014 to a Ph.D. Thesis submitted by a nominator no later than January 31, 2014, on behalf of students who graduated between January 2012 – December 2013.

Giulio Rampa Thesis Prize for Outstanding Research in Mathematical or Numerical Relativity

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

A graduate of the University of Pavia, Giulio Rampa, in his short life, had a profound impact on his fellow students and the faculty of the Department of Nuclear and Theoretical Physics of the University of Pavia. Following his Master in Physics, he soon entered Graduate School at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, (Albert Einstein Institute), Potsdam where he became deeply interested in mathematical relativity. Known for his remarkable personality as well as his outstanding intellectual capability, Giulio Rampa’s life is celebrated through this prize honouring an outstanding Ph.D. Thesis in mathematical or numerical general relativity.

A net monetary prize of 2,000 EUR will be awarded every two years to a graduate student for outstanding research in mathematical or numerical general relativity. The prize has been established in 2011, and is endowed under the terms of a bequest from Nadia and Giorgio Rampa.

Any student who graduated in a university or research centre in Europe is eligible to be considered for this prize. European citizenship is NOT required. The prize recipient’s Ph.D. Thesis must be submitted for consideration by a nominator, preferably via e-mail, to:

Secretariat of The Rampa Prize Committee,
c/o Department of Nuclear and Theoretical Physics,
Via Bassi 6, 27100 Pavia, Italy
e-mail: rampa.prize[AT]pv.infn.it

Self nominations will not be considered. It is the nominator’s responsibility to ensure that his/her candidate submits the required documentation. In particular, all nominated applicants must submit, preferably by e-mail, the application form (available from the above address), a copy of the thesis, a letter of recommendation from their thesis advisor, one or more letters of endorsement substantiating the candidate contributions, thesis reader comments, a one-page abstract of the thesis, and a C.V. to the above address.

The following criteria are reviewed when selecting the Giulio Rampa prize recipient: (i) Originality of Contribution, (ii) Breadth of Work, (iii) Publications, (iv) Quality of Nomination, (v) Quality of Endorsement. The recipients of the prize are to be selected by a standing joint committee of the Graduate School in Physics of The University of Pavia and of The Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), Potsdam.

The decisions of the Committee are final and will be communicated by May the 31st, 2012. The 2012 prize will be awarded to a Ph. D. Thesis submitted for consideration no later than January 31, 2012, on behalf of students who graduated between January 2010-December 2011.