High-school student and member of FRIB-affiliated research group named finalist in science/mathematics competition

21 January 2022

Max Bee-Lindgren, a student at Decatur High School in Decatur, Georgia, and member of the FRIB-affiliated Lee Research Group, has been named a top 40 finalist in the 2022 Regeneron Science Talent Search. His project is titled “Calculating Transition Amplitudes of an Observable Using the Rodeo Algorithm for Quantum Computing.” 

Dean Lee, professor of physics at FRIB and in Michigan State University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and head of the Theoretical Nuclear Science department at FRIB, is the principal investigator of the research group.

The talent search is a science and mathematics competition for high-school seniors. It is a program of Society for Science, a nonprofit organization established in 1921 that promotes the understanding and appreciation of science. The search is sponsored by Regeneron, a biotechnology company.

According to the Society for Science press release, the “finalists were chosen based on their projects’ scientific rigor and their potential to become world-changing scientists and leaders. They were selected from 300 scholars, named earlier this month by Regeneron and the Society for Science. The scholars were chosen from a pool of over 1,800 highly qualified entrants, all of whom completed an original research project and extensive application process.”

The search finalists will participate in a Finals Week competition 9-16 March.