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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jan. 28, 2011 @ 11:10 GMT
Daniel Bedingham
Last September, FQXi put out a call for nominations for a new award honoring the Most Courageous Postdoc conducting research on foundational physics or cosmology. An external panel of experts reviewed all the entries and unanimously selected Daniel Bedingham, a quantum physicist at Imperial College London, as the winner (pictured, right). You can read more about his research here.

The prize was the brainchild of FQXi member, Sabine Hossenfelder, an assistant professor at the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics. Sabine won an FQXi mini-grant and requested that it be used to establish an award that would "encourage young people to not passively swim with the mainstream, but to take a risk and try something genuinely novel."

The winner, Daniel Bedingham, is a physicist who works part-time as an analyst at an investment bank while carrying out research at Imperial. He was nominated by Philip Pearle, at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York , who commended the quality of Bedingham’s research on quasi-relativistic dynamical collapse theories and his dedication to foundational research, despite the financial sacrifice.

Daniel Bedingham wins an award of $1000 and FQXi membership. Congratulations Daniel!

Q&A with Daniel Bedingham.

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Steve Dufourny wrote on Jan. 28, 2011 @ 15:29 GMT
Hi dear Zeeya ,all,

Happy to see this article.

Congratulations Daniel.

Best

Steve

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laura wrote on Jan. 28, 2011 @ 17:28 GMT
congrats dude xx

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Graham wrote on Jan. 28, 2011 @ 20:54 GMT
well done

The Rutherford of our time

Keep up the original thinking and testing the establishment

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Anonymous wrote on Jan. 31, 2011 @ 00:57 GMT
Is "a physicist who works part-time as an analyst at an investment bank" the most courageous postdoc? This rather is a choice of money and very "helpful to one’s career".... not very courageous for a physicist. Moreover doing quantum physics in the quantum physicist institute of the Imperial College London is not exactly what I mean for ... "local environment being unsupportive or even outright discouraging".

Postdocs, don't loose your time in foundation of physics. Be brave and go to work in a bank!

FQXi .... please!

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T H Ray replied on Feb. 1, 2011 @ 11:53 GMT
Remember, the award is given to a postdoc, not to an established practicing physicist. As I read the article, I get that the individual was nominated for the quality of his research output. Such quality is usually only possible for one with the luxury of devoting his time to research alone.

If one doubts that it takes a great deal of grit and determination (I think that's what "courage" means in this context) to research and publish quality work while holding down a day job, one should give it a try.

Tom

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Steve Dufourny replied on Feb. 2, 2011 @ 12:58 GMT
Hi all,

Dear anomymous.......to be or not to be , that is the question!!!

Regards

Steve

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Steve Dufourny replied on Feb. 3, 2011 @ 16:44 GMT
Dear Tom,

Have you an other program please for the signs and symbols, easy of utilization?

Regards

Steve

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