Jeff Dahn is recognized worldwide as a pioneer of the batteries now used to power everything from power tools to electric vehicles.
Dr. Wilson’s project will make a significant contribution to our understanding of how physical and chemical changes in the gas regulate the rate of star formation in galaxies of various types and environments.
Professor Taillefer’s project is to elucidate how electrons behave in copper oxides, the materials that host the strongest type of superconductivity, and understand how to increase the maximal temperature at which they superconduct.
Dr. Abraham will explore the nature of dark matter in ultra-diffuse galaxies and undertake an ambitious wide-area survey of the low surface brightness sky with the Dragonfly Array, a recently developed type of telescope.
Dr. McDonald is the 2015 co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics with Japan’s Takaaki Kajita for their work in neutrinos — subatomic particles that comprise the fundamental building blocks of the universe.
“Receiving this prestigious award has highly stimulated my work in theoretical physics.” Valeri Frolov is one of Canada’s and the world’s top leaders in black hole physics.