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Loudoun’s Ari Dyckovsky, 18, blazing trail in quantum physics

Ari Dyckovsky works on quantum physics experiments at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. If he perfects teleportation, will that be the end of our traffic problems? (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

Dyckovsky, 18, who attends the Loudoun Academy of Science at Dominion in Sterling, heads to Washington today as one of 40 finalists from across the country in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search. In this excellent article by The Post’s Caitlin Gibson, we also learn that Dyckovsky is the only high school student doing research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg.

The details of Dyckovsky’s research, and his already interesting life story, can and must be read here, so when he wins the Nobel Prize, we can all say we remember him back in the day. And the research that got him to the final circle of the Intel competition will be on display Sunday at the National Geographic Society Museum, 1145 17th St., along with all the other finalists.

Tom Jackman is a native of Northern Virginia and has been covering the region for The Post since 1998.


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