Ramis Movassagh Winner of Biruni 2012 Award
His 2010-2013 publications are:
R. Movassagh, S. G. Johnson, “Optical ’Bernoulli’ forces”, arXiv:1305.0317 [physics.optics], Phys. Rev. A 88, 023829 (2013) Editor’s suggestion.Featured in MIT Tech Review Sept. 19, 2013.
M. Coudron, R. Movassagh, “Unfrustration Condition and Degeneracy of Qudits on Trees”, arXiv:1209.4395 [quant-ph] (2012)
R. Movassagh, A. Edelman, “Condition Numbers of Indefinite Rank 2 Ghost Wishart Matrices”, arXiv:1207.3062v1 [math.ST] (2012)
R. Movassagh (with S. Bravyi, L. Caha, , D. Nagaj, P.W. Shor), “Criticality without frustration for quantum spin-1 chains”, arXiv:1203.5801v1 [quant-ph] Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 207202 (2012) Featured in MIT News. Nov. 27, 2012
R. Movassagh, “A time-asymmetric process in central force scatterings”, arXiv:1008.0875 [physics.class-ph], submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett. (2012)
R. Movassagh (with J. Chen, A. Edelman, E. Hontz, J. Moix, A. Suárez, M. Welborn, T. Van Voorhis) “Error analysis of free probability approximations to the density of states of disordered systems”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 036403 (2012) Featured in MIT News June 22, 2012, Space Mart, Science Daily.
R. Movassagh, A. Edelman, “Density of states of quantum spin systems from isotropic entanglement”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 097205 (2011)
R. Movassagh, A. Edelman, “Isotropic entanglement”, arXiv: 1012.5039 Presented at QIP 2011 (2010)
R. Movassagh, E. Farhi, J. Goldstone, D. Nagaj, T. Osborne, P.W. Shor, “Unfrustrated qudit chains and their ground states”, Phys. Rev. A 82, 012318 (2010)
Sample of Ramis' publications:
1- R. Movassagh, A. Edelman, “Eigenvalue distribution of two by two indefinite random matrices”, writing
2- S. Bravyi, R. Movassagh, D. Nagaj, P W. Shor, “Entanglement and gap of a class of quantum spin chains”, in progress
3- R. Movassagh, A. Edelman, “Density of states of quantum spin systems from isotropic entanglement”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 097205 (2011)
4-R. Movassagh, A. Edelman, “Isotropic entanglement”, arXiv: 1012.5039 (2010) Presented at QIP 2011
5- C. Richmond, R. Movassagh, A. Edelman, R. Geddes, “Sample covariance based estimation of capon algorithm error
probabilities II”, in preparation.
6- R. Movassagh, “An irreversible process in central force scatterings”, arXiv:1008.0875v1 (2010)
7- R. Movassagh, E. Farhi, J. Goldstone, D. Nagaj, T. Osborne, P.W. Shor, “Unfrustrated qudit chains and their ground states”, Phys. Rev. A 82, 012318 (2010)
The monetary award and the following award letter was submitted to Mr. Movassagh:
Iranian American Physicists Network Group
27th February, 2012
Mr. Ramis Movassagh
Department of Mathematics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dear Mr. Movassagh,
It is with great pleasure to inform you of your selection as recipient of the inaugural "Biruni" Graduate Student Research Award, established by the Iranian-American Physicists (IrAP) Network Group. The aim of this award is to promote and recognize outstanding research by a physics graduate student of Iranian heritage who is currently studying in an institution of higher education in the United States. The members of the "Biruni" award selection committee were greatly impressed by your research accomplishments and by the esteem in which you are held by your research adviser and collaborators. Congratulations!
We are very excited to be presenting "Biruni" Graduate Student Research Award for the first time this year. We would like to thank you for your participation. We are proud of you and wish you continued success in your endeavors. Many of the candidates for the "Biruni" award have completed part of their education in Iran before coming to USA to continue their pursuit of science. They all demonstrated solid foundation and good grasp of fundamental science upon which they draw their strength to build the future. The gift of Iranian society to the science and technology in USA is undeniable. You indeed symbolize peace and cordial friendship between the two nations.
Finally, we would like to keep track of the professional activities of the award recipients, so please keep in touch. The award carries with it a cash prize, which will be sent to you separately. We are looking forward to next year's competition: please let other eligible students you come across know of the "Biruni" award.
Iranian-American Physicists Network Group's Treasurer and
"Biruni" Graduate Student Research Award Coordinator