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Gravity Research Foundation, Awards for Essays for 2020

PO BOX 81389

Roger W. Babson Founder
George M. Rideout, Jr. President

The trustees are pleased to announce the Awards for Essays for 2020.

1. $4,000 – The Noise of Gravitons by Maulik Parikh[1][2], Frank Wilczek[1][3][4][5], and George Zahariade[2], [1]Department of Physics, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, [2]Beyond: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, [3]Department of Physics, Stockholm University, Stockholm SE-106 91, Sweden, [4]Center for Theoretical Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, [5]Wilczek Quantum Center, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China; e-mail: maulik.parikh[AT], frank.wilczek[AT], george.zahariade[AT]

2. $1,250 – Lorentzian Quintessential Inflation by David Benisty[1][2] and Eduardo I. Guendelman[1][2][3], [1]Physics Department, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer- Sheva 84105, Israel, [2]Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), Ruth-Moufang- Strasse 1, 60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, [3]Bahamas Advanced Study Institute and Conferences, 4A Ocean Heights, Hill View Circle, Stella Maris, Long Island, The Bahamas; e-mail: benidav[AT], guendel[AT]

3. $1,000 – A Proof of the Strong Cosmic Censorship Conjecture by Shahar Hod, The Ruppin Academic Center, Emeq Hefer 40250, Israel and The Hadassah Institute, Jerusalem 91010, Israel; e-mail: shaharhod[AT]

4. $750 – Cosmological Constant in Coherent Quantum Gravity by Craig Hogan, University of Chicago, 5640 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637 and Fermilab; e-mail: craighogan[AT]

5. $500 – Principle of Equivalence at Planck Scales and the Zero-Point-Length of Spacetime – A Synergistic Description of Quantum Matter and Geometry by T. Padmanabhan, IUCAA, Pune University Campus, Ganeshkhind, Pune – 411 077, India; e-mail: paddy[AT]

Selected for Honorable Mention this year were (listed in alphabetical order): Charis Anastopoulos and Konstantina Savvidou; Sebastian Bahamonde, Mir Faizal, James Q. Quach, and Richard A. Norte; Rabin Banerjee; John D. Barrow; Jens Boos; Michael Creutz; A. Danehkar; Camilla Danielski and Nicola Tamanini; Saurya Das; Aharon Davidson and Tomer Ygael; Douglas Edmonds, Djordje Minic, and Tatsu Takeuchi; Roberto Emparan; Arthur E. Fischer; Wen-Cong Gan and Fu-Wen Shu; D. Grumiller, M.M. Sheikh-Jabbari and C. Zwikel; Gregory W. Horndeski; Ted Jacobson and Phuc Nguyen; Qing-Quan Jiang, Yan Han, and Jin Pu; Jose Beltran Jimenez, Dario Bettoni, and Philippe Brax; Barak Kol; Alexey S. Koshelev, K. Sravan Kumar, and Alexei A. Starobinsky; Amitabha Lahiri; Giuseppe Gaetano Luciano and Luciano Petruzziello; Rodrigo Maier; Philip D. Mannheim; Jun Nian and Leopoldo A. Pando Zayas; Marius Oltean, Hossein Bazrafshan Moghaddam, and Richard J. Epp; Murat Ozer; M. B. Paranjape; M. A. Perez-Garcia and Joseph Silk; Fabrizio Pinto; Edgar Shaghoulian; Tejinder P. Singh; Douglas Singleton; Ram Gopal Vishwakarma; Jenny Wagner.

This announcement and abstracts of award-winning and honorable mention essays are posted on our web site, The five award-winning essays are also posted on our web site and will be published in the October 2020 SPECIAL ISSUE of the International Journal of Modern Physics D (IJMPD).