Apker Recipients Study Galaxy Clusters, Entangled Photons
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The recipient in the non-PhD category is Bryce Gadway of Colgate University. In his senior-year research, conducted under the supervision of Kiko Galvez, he created an ensemble of single photons entangled in their polarization and direction of momentum, and used them to test theories of nature based on non-contextual realism. The experimental results ruled out realism or non-contextuality, or both. Gadway is now a graduate student at Stony Brook University, pursuing a PhD in physics.