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1998 CAP-CRM PRIZE
in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
PROFESSOR J. RICHARD BOND
Ottawa, April 24th, 1998 - The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) and the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) are pleased to announce that the 1998 CAP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics will be awarded to J. Richard Bond, a Professor in the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Program in Cosmology and Gravity at the University of Toronto, for his fundamental contributions to a wide variety of theoretical problems in physical cosmology and other astrophysics areas.
Dr. Bond studies the development of linear structures in the Universe and has devised powerful mathematical tools for understanding and characterizing nonlinear structure. He has emphasized the dominant role that the angular power spectrum of the cosmic background radiation (CBR) can play in testing theories of structure formation and determining the scale, age, and mass content of the universe.
The CBR will be investigated by two satellite and many ground-based observatories over the next decade, and Dr. Bond has developed much of the mathematical machinery that will be used to interpret these observations. He has contributed to our understanding of the nature of dark matter in the Universe, the intergalactic medium, and supermassive objects. His research is characterized by rigour, mathematical sophistication, and physical insight.
Dr. Bond received his B.Sc. in mathematics and physics from the University of Toronto in 1973. He attended graduate school at Caltech where he received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics in 1979. Since 1985 he has been a Professor in the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Program in Cosmology and Gravity at the University of Toronto, with cross-appointments to the Departments of Physics and Astronomy. He has also been a Fellow in the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Program in Cosmology and Gravity at the University of Toronto since 1986. J. Richard Bond has played a leading role in the Canadian cosmology community over the past decade. Ten years ago, there was virtually no research activity in physical cosmology in Canada; now Canada is among the leading countries in the world in this subject. Dr. Bond deserves much of the credit for this dramatic growth.
Dr. Bond has received a number of honours including, a Sloan Research Fellowship, the E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship, the Steacie Prize, and the Carlyle S. Beals Award of the Canadian Astronomical Society.
The annual CAP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics was first introduced in 1995. Dr. Bond will receive the 1998 Prize during the CAP's awards banquet to be held at the University of Waterloo on June 16th, 1998.
The Centre de recherches mathématiques is a national research centre in mathematics and theoretical physics jointly supported by the federal government, the province of Quebec, and the Université de Montréal where it is based. Among the activities of the CRM are thematic years, summer schools, workshops, seminars, and the publication of monographs, proceedings, and lecture notes in mathematics and physics.
For more information, please contact:
Canadian Association of Physicists
Tel: (613) 562-5614 Fax: (613) 562-5615
or Centre de recherche mathématiques
Tel: (514) 343-7501 Fax: (514) 343-2254
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