Listed next to scientists Donna Strickland (Nobel Prize in Physics winner) and Jocelyn Bell Burnell (discoverer of radio pulsars)
"My personal favourite from this year’s winners was the dance by the winner of the Physics category, Merritt Moore, who performed an Argentine Tango en pointe to explain multi-photon states for quantum information applications. The choreography told the story brilliantly, the dancing was incredible, and the scientific explanation perfectly coherent."
"A personal favourite was a modern dance duet, starring Merritt Moore, who is not only a gifted performer but is doing a PhD in physics at Oxford. And, when I spoke with her afterwards, she turned out to be charming too, in a conversation that moved from modern dance vs. classical ballet to nuclear proliferation and then to the challenge of harnessing the randomness of quantum events for computing (it turns out to involve the law of large numbers, since you ask). Even by the high standards of Oxford and Cambridge, Merritt is a remarkable person (her dance showreel is here)."
"The ever dynamic pairing of Merritt Moore ’10-11 and Kevin Shee ’10-11 in the premiere of Trey McIntyre’s This Awareness Drives Me Forward did not fail to impress. Both Moore and Shee performed with enthusiasm and ease in McIntyre’s intricate pas-de-deux. Refreshingly playful and engaged, the two dancers’ facial expressions and body language made it easy to forget the piece’s level of difficulty. Furthermore, they exhibited a sense of trust that can only be established over years of dancing together."