Researching the theory of elementary particles, condensed matter and cosmology
Expert in laser and plasma physics
Research in condensed matter physics
Worked with the deaf, inventor.
A pioneer in the field of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance who is now applying his expertise to the study of biological membranes.
Theoretical studies of the cosmic background radiation and dark energy, and lead theoretician on the Boomerang experiment.
First Canadian woman astronaut in space
Co-Inventor of the Charge Coupled Device for which he won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics
Won the Nobel Prize in 1994 for designing the Triple-Axis Neutron Spectroscope and his use of it to investigate Condensed Matter
Canada’s first female nuclear physicist
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
World leader in the field of Numerical Relativity
Determined precise atomic mass by greatly increasing resolution of the mass spectrometer
Led physics research at the Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories during its most constructive years.
Medical physicist; Member of the team that developed the first Cobalt 60 units for cancer treatment
First radio broadcast and scores of other inventions
Internationally recognized for her software for calculating atomic structure, and for research in atomic structure theory.
World's foremost expert on the study of white dwarf stars
Pioneered the physics of ancient archeological materials
Elucidation of the physics of spin ices; theory of geometrically-frustrated magnetic materials and the spin ice ground state in pyrochlore magnets.
Early pioneer of nuclear physics
Studies in atomic energy and nuclear physics
Co-designed the first commercially available electron microscope in North America
Researched globular star clusters and popularized astronomy
Developed theory for the 3-quark model
Physicist and cosmologist: Wrote the first logically precise theory for the simplicity of black holes (1967)
Author of Classical Electrodynamics
Popular writer on the origin and diversity of planetary systems and the formation of stars and brown dwarfs.
Developed the theory and built the first materials that can make optical computing a reality.
Physicist: Contributed to the theory of high temperature superconductors
Founding father of nuclear science in Saskatchewan
Founded the first ultrafast laser laboratory at a Canadian university
First President of the Canadian Space Agency
Contributed to the advancement of science in Canada
Physicist; among the first to study X-rays
Physicist: first person to attempt to build a fission reactor
Invented electronic musical instruments
Medical biophysicist: Discovered the membrane transport protein P-glycoprotein
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