Physics in Canada / La Physique au Canada - 2008 (64.2)

Dr. Richard Taylor inducted into Canada's Science and Engineering Hall of Fame

Author(s)
Richard E. Taylor
Institution
University of Alberta

Dr. Richard E. Taylor is a Nobel laureate for his work in physics. He and his colleagues provided the first physical evidence for quarks, now recognized as the building blocks of 99 percent of all matter. He is a Distinguished University professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Alberta and on the Board of Trustees of Canada's National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT). Born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Dr.Taylor is a Companion of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

The Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame is a central part of the Innovation Canada exhibition. This is where the Museum honours individuals whose outstanding scientific or technological achievements have made a significant contribution to Canadian society. There are currently 40 scientists, engineers, and researchers recognized in the Hall of Fame, including John Polanyi, Maude Abbot, Sir Sandford Fleming and Joseph Armand Bombardier. Each spring, new members are added to the permanent gallery at the Canada Science and Technology Museum and on its website  sciencetech.technomuses.ca.