(SiliconRepublic) Adam Kelly, an Irish secondary student, was named one of the world’s brightest young students for his open source quantum computing simulator at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2019. The event this month saw more than 1,800 teen researchers travel to Phoenix, Arizona from across the world as winners of various national science fairs.
ISEF’s organisers – the Society for Science and the Public – said the Dudley R Herschbach SIYSS Award is given to highlight “some of the most remarkable achievements by young scientists from across the world”. As part of this award, Kelly will now get an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (SIYSS) during the Nobel Prize ceremonies in December. He will also have an asteroid named after him.