QPL Alumna Quynh Dang Selected as a 2024 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Fellow

Congrats to Quynh (now at UCI) for her achievement and the opportunity to visit with Nobel Laureates in Germany!

April 15, 2024

From the UC Newsroom:

The University of California today (April 8) announced its fifth class of UC President’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Fellows, 27 highly accomplished young scientists awarded the opportunity to join Nobel laureates from around the globe at the 2024 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany.

“We are thrilled to provide some of the University’s most promising scientists the opportunity to attend this one-of-a-kind scholarly summit,” said UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D. “Promoting innovation and discovery, and fostering international collaboration, are foundational to the University of California’s mission of teaching, research and public service.”

The fellows program, begun in 2019, is funded by UC Investments and UC’s national laboratories to allow a select group of UC doctoral and postdoctoral students to attend the annual event. Now in its 73rd year, the summit will be held June 30–July 5, 2024, this year with a focus on physics.

Since 1951, more than 35,000 students, Ph.D. candidates and postdocs have taken part in the highly competitive program, which brings together different generations, scientific disciplines, and national cultures. With this year, the UC President’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings Fellows now number 100 from the 10 UC campuses and 30 from the UC-affiliated national laboratories.

“Several years ago, I had the opportunity to attend the meetings as a guest and was quickly absorbed in a feast of learning that never failed to spark ideas and new paths to follow,” said UC Chief Investment Officer Jagdeep Singh Bachher. “Lindau is a beautiful island, the Nobel laureates are generous with this time and wisdom, and the energy from all the brilliant young minds in one place is unparalleled.”

“We are honored to once again support another remarkable cohort of young researchers from our national laboratories and help support their participation at this rewarding event,” said June Yu, interim vice president for National Laboratories. “This year’s Lindau meeting offers the fellows a unique opportunity to interact and connect with other outstanding early-career scientists and accomplished physicists from around the world.”

The diverse group of UC fellows were nominated by UC faculty and chosen after submitting an essay, letters of recommendation, an evaluation of their research accomplishments, and approval by the Lindau meetings organization in Germany. A UC work group that included two Nobel Prize laureates narrowed down the candidates, who were then approved by Drake, Bachher and Yu.

This year’s fellows from UC campuses for the physics meetings are:

Margaret Berrens, UC Davis
Quynh Dang, UC Irvine
Aditya Dash, UCLA
Margaret Doyle, UC Berkeley
Alexander Droster, UC Berkeley
Helena Escudero, UC Irvine
Ghita Guessous, UC San Diego
Sindhujha Kumaran, UC Irvine
Diego Lopez Mateos, UC Davis
Sagnick Mukherjee, UC Santa Cruz
Rene Padilla, UC Santa Cruz
Etienne Palos, UC San Diego
Victor Perez, UC Irvine
Sreejith Santhosh, UC San Diego
Cheyanne Shariat, UCLA
Jake Spisak, UC San Diego
Christian Tanner, UC Berkeley
Mark Turiansky, UC Santa Barbara
Adrian Van Kan, UC Berkeley
Monika Yadav, UCLA

The fellows representing the national laboratories are as follows:

Tina Ebert, Lawrence Livermore
Elizabeth Grace, Lawrence Livermore
Roger Huang, Lawrence Berkeley
Kaushalya Jhuria, Lawrence Berkeley
Kaustubh Khedekar, Los Alamos
Jacob Pettine, Los Alamos
Raspberry Simpson, Lawrence Livermore