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CAP Medal and Award Winners

CAP Herzberg Medal

This medal is awarded for outstanding achievement in any field of research by a Canadian physicist who has successfully defended their doctoral thesis within the last 12 years at the time of the award, excluding an allowance of one year per child for parental leave.

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The 2019 CAP Herzberg Medal is awarded to

Paul Barclay, University of Calgary, for his demonstrated leadership in nanophotonics and optomechanical devices that is building new bridges between pure and applied quantum science.

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The 2018 CAP Herzberg Medal is awarded to

Alison Lister, University of British Columbia, for her many leadership roles in the ATLAS Collaboration and for the breadth of her contributions in particle physics, including the discovery of the Higgs boson, precision measurements of the top quark, new limits on physics beyond the Standard Model, and innovative efforts in using machine learning in experimental particle physics.

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The 2017 CAP Herzberg Medal is awarded to

Paul François, McGill University, for his seminal research in theoretical biophysics, particularly the use of methods from statistical and computational physics to model cellular processes as non-linear dynamical systems.

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The 2016 CAP Herzberg Medal is awarded to

Roger Melko, University of Waterloo and Perimeter Institute, for his contributions to theoretical condensed matter physics, particularly large scale computer simulations which elucidate timely issues in the physics of strongly correlated electronic systems.

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The 2015 CAP Herzberg Medal is awarded to

François Légaré, INRS-EMT, for ultrafast molecular imaging, development of high peak power infrared lasers for high harmonic generation and tissue imaging with nonlinear optical microscopy techniques.

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The 2014 CAP Herzberg Medal is awarded to

Matt Dobbs, McGill University, for his leadership in project design, detector/readout development and data analysis which underpins a new generation of cosmology telescopes of unprecedented reach and precision.".

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The 2013 CAP Herzberg Medal is awarded to

Federico Rosei, INRS-EMT, Université du Québec, for his innovative and interdisciplinary studies of a wide range of nanostructured materials and for exceptional outreach activities.

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The 2012 CAP Herzberg Medal is awarded to

Freddy Cachazo, Perimeter Institute, for deep new insights into the structure of quantum field theory, and the development of elegant mathematical techniques to simplify the analysis of high-energy particle scattering experiments.

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The 2011 CAP Herzberg Medal is awarded to

Alexandre Blais, Université de Sherbrooke, for his outstanding contributions to the field of quantum information processing particularly the concept of superconducting qubits based on circuit quantum electrodynamics.

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The 2010 CAP Herzberg Medal is awarded to

Carlos Silva, Université de Montréal, for his internationally recognized seminal contributions to the understanding of optical and electronic processes in molecular and polymeric semiconductors, and for elucidating the complex relationships between microstructure and semiconductor properties in this important new class of materials.

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The 2009 CAP Herzberg Medal is awarded to

Guy Moore, McGill University, for the broad impact of his contributions to theoretical particle physics, such as the bulk and collective behaviour of quantum chromodynamics under extreme conditions of temperature and density.

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The 2008 CAP Herzberg Medal is awarded to

Carl Svensson, University of Guelph, for his strong leadership and major accomplishments in experimental nuclear physics, including measurements that improve significantly the understanding of high angular momentum states in medium weight nuclei and fundamental physics measurements using radioactive beams.

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