The 2009 Prize
- Ing. Lubomira Balkova, Ph.D. (1980) presented the thesis Beta-integers and Quasicrystals defended in July 2008 at the Czech Technical University
- Mgr. Hynek Bila, Ph.D. (1981) presented the thesis Non-Hermitian operators in quantum physics defended in May 2009 at the Charles University
- Dr. Thomas Brougham (1979) presented the thesis Joint measurements on qubits and measurement correlations defended in May 2008 at the University of Strathclyde
- Mgr. Ludovit Liptak, Ph.D. (1982) presented the thesis Aspects of thermodynamics nad confinement in the lattice formulation of QCD defended in September 2009 in the Institute of Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences
- Mgr. Petr Marek, Ph.D. (1981) presented the thesis Non-classicality of quantum states: decoherence and purification defended in July 2009 at the Queen's University of Belfast
- Mgr. Pavel Stransky, Ph.D. (1980) presented the thesis Classical and quantum chaos in atomic nuclei defended in June 2009 at the Charles University
At its closing session on November 25, 2009, the jury decided to award the main prize to
- Mgr. Ludovit Liptak, Ph.D.
for the thesis Aspects of thermodynamics nad confinement in the lattice formulation of QCD in which he developed new methods for the computation within the frameworks od Quantum Chromodynamics of the properties of strongly interacting system of quarks and gluons and contributed to understanding the mechanism of confiment.
The jury also decided to give honourable mentions to two other theses: those of
- Ing. Lubomira Balkova, Ph.D.
entitled Beta-integers and Quasicrystals which is a mathematically rigorous, clear exposition of the topic, with motivations and original mathematical results, and represents a valuable study of applications to Schroedinger operators with aperiodic potentials as well as to diffraction on quasicrystals, and of
- Mgr. Hynek Bila, Ph.D.
entitled Non-Hermitian operators in quantum physics which brings a significant development of the theory of non-hermitian representation of quantum Hamiltonians and provides an interesting step beyond the standard version of quantum mechanics.