(John) Larkin Kerwin

General Physics, Subatomic Particles, Optics, Biophysics, Theoretical Physics

First President of the Canadian Space Agency Contributed to the advancement of science in Canada

June 22, 1924

Québec City, Québec

Date of Death
May 1, 2004

Place of Death
Québec City, Québec

Family Members
  • Spouse: Maria G. Turcot
  • Eight children


  • BSc (Physics) St Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia,
  • MS (Physics) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1946
  • DSc (Physics) University of Laval, 1949

  • Officer of the Légion d'Honneur de France, 1989
  • Officer of the Order of Québec, 1988
  • Outstanding Achievement Award of the Public Service of Canada, 1987
  • Companion of the Order of Canada, 1980
  • Chevalier Grande Croix de l'Ordre Équestre du Saint-Sépulcre, 1980
  • Medal of the Canadian Association of the Physicists, 1969
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 1964
  • Medal of the governor general, 1944
  • Medal of the first lieutenant-governor, 1941

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November 23, 2012


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