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Physics Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting through my binoculars

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by Dr Döndü Sahin

Last year in September 2015 the Centre for Quantum Photonics (CQP), received an email from the European Commission (EC) inviting them to nominate a Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellow for a limited number of places to participate at the 66th Lindau Physics Nobel Laureate meeting. I was nominated by Jeremy O’Brienand Mark Thompson as an experienced researcher under the Marie-Curie ITN in Photonic Integrated Compound Quantum Encoding (PICQUE)project directed by Fabio Sciarrino (Uni Roma). The selection process was two-fold, after my nomination by CQP1 I submitted my supporting application to the EC and by the end of October first evaluations were positive. The EC forwarded my application to the Lindau Nobel meeting selection committee and on the 1st of March 2016, I was emailed by the Lindau committee to confirm that my application was successful. I was one of 400 applicants from over 80 different countries to attend the 66th Physics Nobel Laureate meeting in Lindau with ~30 d…