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The trustees are pleased to announce the Awards for Essays for 2013.

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1.

$4,000

Information Conservation Is Fundamental: Recovering the Lost Information in Hawking Radiation by Baocheng Zhang, Qing-yu Cai[1], Ming-sheng Zhan[1], and Li You[2]; [1]Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430071, People’s Republic of China, [2]Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China;
e-mail: zhangbc@wipm.ac.cn, qycai@wipm.ac.cn, mszhan@wipm.ac.cn, lyou@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn     

2.

$1,250

What Is the Shape of the Initial State? by Nishant Agarwal[1], R. Holman[2], and Andrew J. Tolley[3]; [1]McWilliams Center for Cosmology, Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, [2]Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, [3]Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106; e-mail: nishanta@andrew.cmu.edu, rh4a@andrew.cmu.edu, andrew.j.tolley@case.edu

3.

$1,000

What Happens at the Horizon? by Samir D. Mathur, Department of Physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210; e-mail: mathur.16@osu.edu

4.

$750

On Negative Mass by Jonathan Belletête and M.B. Paranjape; Département de Physique, Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada, H3C 3J7; e-mail: jonathan.belletete@umontreal.ca, paranj@lps.umontreal.ca

5.

$500

Dark Energy with Rigid Voids versus Relativistic Voids Alone by Boudewijn F. Roukema; Nicolaus Copernicus University, ul. Gagarina 11, 87-100 Toru?, Poland; e-mail: boud@astro.uni.torun.pl

Selected for Honorable Mention this year were (listed in alphabetical order):

Antonio Accioly, José Helayël-Neto, Eslley Scatena, Rodrigo Turcati; Stephen L. Adler; Heikki Arponen; Michele Arzano, Stefano Bianco, Olaf Dreyer; Arjun Bagchi, Daniel Grumiller; Tom Banks; Spyros Basilakos, José Ademir Sales Lima, Joan Solà; Arpan Bhattacharyya, Aninda Sinha; Tirthabir Biswas; Xavier Calmet; Salvatore Capozziello, Tiberiu Harko, Francisco S.N. Lobo, Gonzalo J. Olmo; Lay Nam Chang, Zachary Lewis, Djordje Minic, Tatsu Takeuchi; Bin Chen, Jia-ju Zhang; Borun D. Chowdhury; Upasana Das, Banibrata Mukhopadhyay; Parth Girdhar, Archil Kobakhidze; Hal M. Haggard, Carlo Rovelli; Richard T. Hammond; Shahar Hod; Ted Jacobson; Ali Kaya; Tomi Sebastian Koivisto, Danielle Elizabeth Wills; Barun Majumder; Jakub Mielczarek; Douglas G. Moore, V.H. Satheeshkumar; Shinji Mukoyama, Jean-Philippe Uzan; Duff Neill, Ira Z. Rothstein; Y. Jack Ng; Hamsa Padmanabhan, T. Padmanabhan; Kyriakos Papadodimas, Suvrat Raju; K. Ropotenko; Pablo Alejandro Sánchez, Mauricio Bellini; C. Sivaram; Matteo Smerlak; Dejan Stojkovic; Herman Telkamp; Li Xiang, Yi Ling, You Gen Shen.
The five award-winning essays will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Modern Physics D (IJMPD).

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