Giulio Rampa Thesis Prize 2014 edition

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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]

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.