Robin Louis Armstrong General Physics, Subatomic Particles, Optics, Biophysics, Theoretical Physics

Research in condensed matter physics

The Story

Armstrong is a physicist with a particular interest in electromagnetic interactions and radiology. Following graduation he continued at the University of Toronto as a teacher and researcher, department chair and dean, and author of several books.

In 1990, he relocated to the University of New Brunswick where he was President until 1996. Among his accomplishments while at UNB was the spearheading of a campaign to purchase a state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system. He also served as President of the Canadian Association of Physicists and as V-P of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Sources: Canadian Who’s Who 1993; NSERC website, UNB Alumni News Spring '96; Photo credit: Joy Cummings.

The Person

May 14, 1935
Galt, Ontario
Family Members
  • Wife, Karen
  • MSc, U of Toronto, 1959
  • PhD, U of Toronto, 1961
  • Herzberg Medal, 1973
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, 1979
  • CAP Medal of Achievement, 1990
Last Updated
September 24, 2001

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