William George Unruh

Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Science

Contributing to theories on gravity and black holes, early cosmology, and quantum phenomena

"William Blake said 'If a fool would persist in his folly, he would become wise.' I'm grateful that society allows me and other scientists to persist."

Birthdate
August 28, 1945

Birthplace
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Residence
Vancouver, BC

Family Members

    Title
    Physicist; Cosmologist; Professor, University of British Columbia; Director, Cosmology, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

    Office
    Physics, UBC

    Status
    Working

    Degrees
    • BSc University of Manitoba, 1967
    • MA Princeton University, New Jersey, 1969
    • PhD Princeton, 1971

    Awards
    • Rutherford medal of the Royal Society of Canada, 1982
    • Herzberg Medal of the Canadian Association of Physics, 1983
    • Steacie Prize, 1984
    • Steacie Fellowship, 1984-86
    • BC Science Council Gold Medal, 1990
    • Royal Society of London, 2001

    Last Updated
    August 12, 2004

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