Expert in laser and plasma physics
Research in condensed matter physics
Worked with the deaf, inventor.
Theoretical studies of the cosmic background radiation and dark energy, and lead theoretician on the Boomerang experiment.
First Canadian woman astronaut in space
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
Led physics research at the Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories during its most constructive years.
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
Researched globular star clusters and popularized astronomy
Developed theory for the 3-quark model
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
Founded the first ultrafast laser laboratory at a Canadian university
Physicist: first person to attempt to build a fission reactor
Invented electronic musical instruments
Director of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory. Discovered that neutrinos have mass and that they can change from one type of neutrino to another.
Discovered inverse Raman effect spectroscopy
Pioneer in nuclear science; designed and built Canada's first mass spectrometer, built McMaster University to a respected research facility.
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