Geophysicist: pioneer in the study of plate tectonics
Top Canadian molecular biologist studying the genetics of fish populations
Canada's most respected astronomer
Theoretical studies of the cosmic background radiation and dark energy, and lead theoretician on the Boomerang experiment.
Won the Nobel Prize for verifying the quark theory
Biologist: Invented mathematical ecology
Identified a new species of ancient human, “Peking Man”
Talented algebraist whose vigorous career in mathematics was cut short by cancer.
Greatly increased our knowledge of the mammals that lived in the Canadian North during the last ice age.
Established the Fields medal, the "Nobel Prize" of mathematics.
Pioneered the physics of ancient archeological materials
Director of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory. Discovered that neutrinos have mass and that they can change from one type of neutrino to another.
One of the main originators of conflict theory, game theory, and peace research
Astronomer and engineer who created a new design in reflecting telescopes
Endocrinologist who won the 2007 King Faisal Prize for developing a steroid hormone therapy for prostate cancer.
Contributing to theories on gravity and black holes, early cosmology, and quantum phenomena
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.
Pioneered biofilm microbiology
International authority in veterinary virology and immunology
Developed the theory and built the first materials that can make optical computing a reality.
A founding father of experimental petrology.
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)
Researched magnetic excitations and structures of solids and liquids; first to observe the "Haldane Gap", thereby confirming a previously controversial theory in quantum magnetism.
Visual neuroscientist who has pioneered research into how our brains see and hear, and how animals like monarch butterflies and seabirds navigate amazing distances.
Internationally renowned mathematician who, with his brother Jonathan, calculated the value of pi to a new world record.
Pioneering advances in partial differential equations and wave propagation math used in aerodynamics, acoustics and optics
Important cosmologist and astrophysicist
Expert on ecology of ancient lakes, and river and lake pollution
The father of canola: a plant breeder who transformed rapeseed into an edible oilseed crop success story
Atmospheric scientist who has worked on several space satellite missions.
World leader in the field of Numerical Relativity
Pathologist. Developed a classification system for congenital heart diseases
Co-discovered a new class of infinite dimensional Lie Algebras, which are now called Kac-Moody algebras
Researched globular star clusters and popularized astronomy
Won the Nobel prize in chemistry for studying electron transfer reactions
First Canadian woman astrophysicist
Canada’s first female nuclear physicist
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