Benjamin Pingault wins Graduate Poster Competition

by Sally March

Benjamin Pingault (2011)

‘Towards a Diamond-based Computer’ by PhD Physics student Benjamin Pingault (2011) has been awarded first place in the 2013 Graduate Poster Competition.

The College holds its annual graduate poster display on the Friday and Saturday before May Week. This year there were entries from right across the wide spectrum of work graduate research undertaken by Pembroke students.

Benjamin’s poster examined how colour centres in diamonds were very promising systems to implement computation and quantum communication schemes as well as other applications.

Second place was given to Divinity student Johannes Börjesson (2009) and third place to Mathematician Anna Railton (2007). The prize for the best poster produced by an MPhil or first-year PhD student went to Alice Wang (2012), who is reading for an MPhil in International Relations.

Thank you to all the graduate students who submitted an entry to this year’s display.


First place: Benjamin Pingault – ‘Towards a Diamond-based Computer’
Second place: Johannes Börjesson – ‘The The Reception of Augustine in Byzantine Theology’
Third Place: Anna Railton – ‘The Stability of Dust-Laden Vortices’

Best poster produced by an MPhil or first-year PhD student: Alice Wang – ‘The Politics of Debt: The Creditor-Debtor Relationship in Foreign-owned US Sovereign Debt.’