Perimeter Institute and UW Graduate Student Wins Vanier Scholarship

Graduate student Hoan Dang has been awarded a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship to support his doctoral studies.

Hoan Dang, a graduate student at Perimeter Institute (PI) and the University of Waterloo's Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been awarded a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship to support his doctoral studies.

Vanier Scholarships provide $50,000 per year for three years to students who demonstrate both a high standard of scholarly achievement and leadership skills.

Dang is pursuing doctoral research on foundational problems in quantum mechanics, focusing on studies of symmetric informationally complete positive operator valued measures for quantum information and quantum foundations.

He completed his undergraduate degree at the California Institute of Technology, and went on to Princeton for his Masters. While at Princeton, he began working with Chris Fuchs, now a Senior Researcher at Perimeter, and came to Waterloo with Fuchs to continue his studies at PI and the University of Waterloo.

The Vanier Canada Scholarship program aims to attract top-calibre graduate students from around the world, helping to enhance Canada’s position as a centre of excellence in research and higher learning. This year, 167 Vanier Scholarships were awarded nationally by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

About Perimeter Institute

Perimeter Institute is the world’s largest research hub devoted to theoretical physics. The independent Institute was founded in 1999 to foster breakthroughs in the fundamental understanding of our universe, from the smallest particles to the entire cosmos. Research at Perimeter is motivated by the understanding that fundamental science advances human knowledge and catalyzes innovation, and that today’s theoretical physics is tomorrow’s technology. Located in the Region of Waterloo, the not-for-profit Institute is a unique public-private endeavour, including the Governments of Ontario and Canada, that enables cutting-edge research, trains the next generation of scientific pioneers, and shares the power of physics through award-winning educational outreach and public engagement.

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