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Byron Drury '08 selected by the American Physical Society as a finalist for the prestigious Apker Award

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Byron Drury '08 with Assistant Professor of Physics Peter Love
Byron Drury '08 with Assistant Professor of Physics Peter Love

The award is given annually to an undergraduate who has "demonstrated exceptional potential for scientific research by an original contribution to physics."

As a finalist, Byron receives an award of $2,000, plus his expenses for traveling to Washington DC for the final interview process. His research is supervised by Prof. Peter Love of the Haverford Physics Department, and centers on circuit models for quantum computation. This recognition underscores Haverford's strong commitment to student-faculty research. In fact, only 12 years ago another Haverford physics major, Ben Williams '96 was the winner of this national award, for research done together with Prof. Jerry Gollub on mixing and turbulence.