For pioneering contributions to the discipline of composite optical materials and metamaterials, including seminal work on the understanding of nanoscale optical composites, and for developing metamaterials and metasurfaces for crucial photonics applications.
Béla Joós earned the award for his tireless service and selfless devotion to strengthening the Canadian physics community. His service in the executive of the Canadian Association of Physicists, and his central role in supporting, transforming, and rejuvenating Physics in Canada as a national physics magazine during more than 30 years on the editorial board and more than a decade as editor, embody the ideals of outstanding service to Canadian physics that the Kirkby medal celebrates. Read the complete article.
The University of Ottawa has earned three new Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs (CRCs) along with four new Tier 2 CRCs. This federal government support will assist these researchers in their pursuit of innovations in artificial intelligence and in health. The University is also proud to announce the renewal of a CRC in quantum photonics.
Once every year, more than 30 Nobel Laureates convene in Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists: 500-600 undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings foster the exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines.
The Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics is presented annually for outstanding contributions to the field. The award honors Willis E. Lamb, Jr., famous laser scientist and 1955 winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, who provided many seminal insights and served as guide in so many areas of physics and technology.
The University of Ottawa established the annual Excellence in Education Prizes to recognize educators of exceptional quality, driven by their passion to advance and share knowledge. These leaders in university education are outstanding in the classroom, in the laboratory and in the field and have been recognized by students and peers alike.
The two young University of Ottawa researchers will join this illustrious group of emerging talents from around the world whose research spans the sciences, medicine, engineering, social sciences, arts and humanities. Learn more about the GYA.
Established in 1964, the University of Ottawa Researcher of the Year Award is given in every academic year in which appropriate candidates are nominated. The objective of the award is to focus attention on research at the University of Ottawa by recognizing a member of its teaching staff who has earned distinction for themselves and for the University as a result of the importance and exceptional characteristics of their research work.
The Faculty of Science's Research Excellence Award is awarded to a faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to his or her unit and to the Faculty through the importance and influence of his or her contributions to his or her activity field.
Andrew Pelling has have been elected to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, as part of its fifth cohort. The college, created by the RSC, aims to recognize emerging research leaders at the outset of their careers. Read the full article.
The organizing committee of the 2019 Canadian Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics at the University of Ottawa from January 17-19 is now accepting applications to attend. This professional conference aims to create an environment where participants can network, present research, and explore career paths, while also promoting diversity and discussing women in physics, mental health, and LGBTQ+ issues. More information available online.
Paul Corkum, Joint Laboratory for Attosecond Science, University of Ottawa and National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, is the 2018 recipient of the Gold Medal Award in recognition of in recognition of his conceptual contributions and the development of new laser methods that have led to the creation of the field of attoscience. The Gold Medal of the Society is the highest honor the Society bestows. Beginning in 1977, it has been awarded annually in recognition of outstanding engineering or scientific accomplishments in optics, electro-optics, or photographic technologies or applications.
University of Ottawa researchers studying everything from smart textile fabrication to new ways to prevent stroke and Alzheimer’s have received a $1.6 million boost from the Government of Canada for the cutting-edge tools they need to keep Canada at the forefront of innovation. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, minister of science, announced the funding, which will be directed through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund. Read the complete article.
Paul Corkum receives Royal Society Medal for his contributions to laser physics and the development of the field of attosecond science – the study of processes that occur on a time scale of an attosecond (a billion-billionths of a second). An attosecond is to one second as one second is to the age of the universe. Read the complete article.
A new revolutionary nanodevice could be a huge step towards personalized medicine – for which truly affordable diagnostic technologies for rapidly and accurately detecting disease biomarkers, at the point of care, are needed. Read the complete article.