The 2013 Prize
- Dr. Philipp Hauke (1983) presented the thesis Quantum simulations with ultracold atoms: beyond standard optical lattices defended in April 2013 at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
- Dr. Amru Hussein (1982) presented the thesis Spectral theory of differential operators on finite metric graphs and on bounded domains defended in July 2013 at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
- Mgr. Jiří Lipovský, Ph.D. (1984) presented the thesis Quantum graphs and their generalisations defended in September 2011 at the Charles University
- Mgr. Tomás Málek, Ph.D. (1984) presented the thesis General relativity in higher dimensions defended in March 2012 at the Charles University
- Mgr. Václav Potocek, Ph.D. (1985) presented the thesis Quantum walks defended in January 2013 at the Czech Technical University
- Mgr. Martin Sarbort, Ph.D. (1985) presented the thesis Non-Euclidean geometry in optics defended in July 2013 at the Masaryk University Brno
- Mgr. Jaroslav Trnka, Ph.D. (1983) presented the thesis Grassmannian origin of scattering amplitudes defended in July 2013 at the Princeton University
At its closing session on November 29, 2013, the jury decided to award the main prize to
- Mgr. Jaroslav Trnka, Ph.D.
for the thesis Grassmannian origin of scattering amplitudes found to be an impressive work containing a deep and essential contribution to the field of scattering amplitudes uncovering for quantum field theory a wealth of deep and valuable mathematical structures.
The jury also decided to give a honourable mention to the theses of
- Dr. Philipp Hauke
entitled Quantum simulations with ultracold atoms: beyond standard optical latticess, an exceptionally well-written and impressive thesis, summarising research addressing simulations of processes in complex systems based on numerous strong publications written with leading experts in the field of quantum simulations and
- Mgr. Václav Potocek, Ph.D.
entitled Quantum walks, a thesis containing a top research in the hot topic of quantum information processing with an impressive impact.