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CAP Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Physics

This medal is awarded on the basis of: Distinguished service to physics over an extended period of time, and/or; Recent outstanding achievement.

The CAP Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Physics was introduced in 1956 and is awarded annually. The recipient must have spent the major part of his/her working career in Canada.

Medal winner announcement:  view press release

The next medal will be awarded in the year 2018. The deadline for nominations is November 15, 2017.

Nomination Criteria

  • The nominator must be a member of the CAP. 
  • The nominee must be a member in good standing of the CAP or a Council-approved Canadian professional science society (see list below) in order to be nominated. 
  • The nominee must have spent the major part (i.e. more than one-half) of his/her working career in Canada or must have made a major contribution to physics after returning to a permanent position in Canada.

Council-approved Canadian professional science society

The nominee must belong to one of the following societies to be eligble for the CAP Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Physics:

  • Canadian Association of Physicists
  • Canadian Astronomical Society
  • Canadian Geophysical Union
  • Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
  • Canadian Organization for Medical Physicists
  • Canadian Society for Chemistry