Expert in laser and plasma physics
World leader in field of catalytic organic chemistry
Research in condensed matter physics
Mathematician; internationally recognized for his outstanding advances in unifying the mathematical fields of algebra and analysis
One of Canada’s most distinguished neuroscientists, who studies mechanisms of synaptic transmission
One of Canada's most prominent theoretical chemists, specializing in molecular structure and reactivity.
Developer of Mössbauer spectroscopy
Successfully isolated insulin and received the Nobel Prize
Discovered sex chromatin
Pioneer and international leader researching acid rain, arctic air pollution, ozone depletion and climate change.
Leading researcher in the application of Density Functional Theory to molecules, changing a fundamental way in which molecules are described.
Worked with the deaf, inventor.
Co-discoverer of insulin
Immunologist; international authority on mucosal immunity.
Identified a new species of ancient human, “Peking Man”
Theoretical studies of the cosmic background radiation and dark energy, and lead theoretician on the Boomerang experiment.
Won the Nobel Prize in 1994 for designing the Triple-Axis Neutron Spectroscope and his use of it to investigate Condensed Matter
Researched magnetic excitations and structures of solids and liquids; first to observe the "Haldane Gap", thereby confirming a previously controversial theory in quantum magnetism.
Expert on superconductivity
Builder of the Canadian space program
Endocrinologist who opened up a whole new branch of biology by discovering convertases, enzymes that cleave proteins to create biologically active chemicals such as hormones
One of the original patentees of insulin, and one of first to isolate parathyroid hormone
The dean of electrochemistry in Canada
Greatest classical geometer of the 20th century
One of the world's foremost authorities in the areas of human memory and the effects of aging on learning, memory, and attention
Principal constructor of the Canadian numerical weather forecasting system
Pioneered the application of wind tunnels to the design of wind sensitive structures and worked to create international design standards for wind engineering.
Biochemist; Discovered that the heart produces a hormone, the Atrial Natriuretic Factor (ANF)
Led physics research at the Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories during its most constructive years.
Father of Canadian parasitology
One of the world’s foremost authorities on bats
Established the Fields medal, the "Nobel Prize" of mathematics.
Pioneer of arctic geology and one of the first to recognize the oil and gas potential of the arctic
Visual neuroscientist who has pioneered research into how our brains see and hear, and how animals like monarch butterflies and seabirds navigate amazing distances.
Developed a model for estimating fish populations using VPA (virtual population analysis)
Father of modern geochemistry and global change
World expert in the molecular regulation of inflammation and immunity
Developed VSEPR (Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion) Theory
Elucidation of the physics of spin ices; theory of geometrically-frustrated magnetic materials and the spin ice ground state in pyrochlore magnets.
Researched and wrote the bird-watcher's bible "The Birds of Canada"
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