[Blueboard] Ateneo Physics News
Quirino Jr. M. Sugon
qsugon at ateneo.edu
Sat Sep 14 14:03:28 PHT 2013
This week in Ateneo Physics News:
Ateneo Physics faculty Dr. Raphael A. Guerrero received two awards
from the National Academy of Sciences (NAST) Philippines during its 35th
Annual Scientific Meeting last 10-11 July 2013 at the Manila Hotel:
Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) and Third World Academy of Sciences
(TWAS) Prize. The NAST OYS award is “given to young Filipino scientists…who
have made significant contributions to science and technology.” Dr.
Guerrero is one of the nine awardees. The NAST TWAS Prize, on the other
hand, “is an award given to outstanding young Filipino scientist by the
Academy (NAST) and TWAS in the field of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, or
Physics.” The TWAS award has the same age requirement as that of the OYS
award. For the year 2013, the TWAS award was Dr. Raphael Guerrero:
For 2013, the award is given to outstanding individual in the field of
Physics. Dr. Raphael A. Guerrero of the Ateneo de Manila University was
declared recipient of the said award, in recognition of his important
studies on volume holographic storage and animation which offers a new
holographic method for storing multiple pages of data in a nonlinear
crystal and his works on the diffraction from relief gratings on a
biomimetic elastomer cast from the carapace of a beetle found in Mindanao,
Philippines, which have contributed significantly to the visibility of
Philippine physics within the global community of scientists.
The other NAST OYS awardee is Dr. Liane Pena-Alampay of the Department
of Psychology (see the related news story at the Loyola Schools website).
Below is an an interview with Dr. Raphael Guerrero by the Ateneo Physics
Dr. Quirino Sugon Jr.
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Ateneo de Manila University
Program Manager, Upper Atmosphere Dynamics, Manila Observatory
Phone: 63-2-4266001 local 4850
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