Victoria Kaspi has made important contributions to the understanding of the universe, with major discoveries throughout her career in the study of rapidly spinning compact neutron stars called pulsars. She holds a Canada Research Chair and the Lorne Trottier Chair in Astrophysics and Cosmology at McGill University, where she is also Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Education at the Faculty of Sciences. Notable for her ability to convey her work clearly, she has made appearances on shows such as CBC’s Quirks and Quarks and Radio-Canada’s Les années lumières.
The Killam Prizes
Every year the Killam Program offers five awards of $100,000 each to outstanding Canadian scholars working in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering in recognation of outstanding career achievements. These awards are among Canada’s most distinguished research awards. They are made possible through the Killam Trusts by a bequest of Mrs. Dorothy J. Killam, and a gift she made before her death in 1965. Recipients are chosen by a committee of 15 eminent Canadian scholars appointed by the Canada Council.
For more information on Dr. Kaspi’s research visit her website or watch her video below: