Nuclear scientist killed by radiation accident at Los Alamos, New Mexico in 1946.
Geophysicist: pioneer in the study of plate tectonics
Canada's most respected astronomer
Theoretical studies of the cosmic background radiation and dark energy, and lead theoretician on the Boomerang experiment.
Biologist: Invented mathematical ecology
Won the Nobel Prize for verifying the quark theory
Identified a new species of ancient human, “Peking Man”
Talented algebraist whose vigorous career in mathematics was cut short by cancer.
Established the Fields medal, the "Nobel Prize" of mathematics.
Greatly increased our knowledge of the mammals that lived in the Canadian North during the last ice age.
One of the main originators of conflict theory, game theory, and peace research
Astronomer and engineer who created a new design in reflecting telescopes
Contributing to theories on gravity and black holes, early cosmology, and quantum phenomena
Endocrinologist who won the 2007 King Faisal Prize for developing a steroid hormone therapy for prostate cancer.
Pioneered biofilm microbiology
International authority in veterinary virology and immunology
Geomatics Engineer and world expert in the research and development of satellite navigation tools using GPS
Developed a species ID system called 'DNA barcoding', which uses a small DNA fragment to discriminate species.
Director of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory. Discovered that neutrinos have mass and that they can change from one type of neutrino to another.
Developed the theory and built the first materials that can make optical computing a reality.
One of the world's foremost experts on the molecular understanding of the ways bacteria infect their hosts
World's foremost expert on the study of white dwarf stars
Developed a model for estimating fish populations using VPA (virtual population analysis)
Pioneered the physics of ancient archeological materials
Researched magnetic excitations and structures of solids and liquids; first to observe the "Haldane Gap", thereby confirming a previously controversial theory in quantum magnetism.
Internationally renowned mathematician who, with his brother Jonathan, calculated the value of pi to a new world record.
Visual neuroscientist who has pioneered research into how our brains see and hear, and how animals like monarch butterflies and seabirds navigate amazing distances.
Important cosmologist and astrophysicist
Pioneering advances in partial differential equations and wave propagation math used in aerodynamics, acoustics and optics
A founding father of experimental petrology.
Expert on ecology of ancient lakes, and river and lake pollution
World leader in the field of Numerical Relativity
Co-discovered a new class of infinite dimensional Lie Algebras, which are now called Kac-Moody algebras
Researched globular star clusters and popularized astronomy
Atmospheric scientist who has worked on several space satellite missions.
First Canadian woman astrophysicist
One of the first animal ecologists in the world and a world expert on lemmings
Researched BCG vaccine for tuberculosis, and infant leukemia
Expert on superconductivity
Quantum physics mathematician: constructed a number of quantum field theories
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