2012 Medal Winners | francais

The 2012 CAP-TRIUMF Vogt Medal for Contributions to Subatomic Physics

is awarded to

Dr. Robert Myers

"Canada has a long tradition of research in subatomic physics and continues to be home to a vigorous community of world-class researchers in this field. Hence I am very honoured and grateful to be selected from amongst my colleagues as the recipient of the 2012 CAP-TRIUMF Vogt Medal." winner citation

The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) and TRIUMF are pleased to announce that the 2012 CAP-TRIUMF Vogt Medal for Contributions to Subatomic Physics is awarded to Dr. Robert Myers, Perimeter Institute/University of Waterloo, for his outstanding contributions to advancing the frontiers of string theory and its application to theories of gravitation, black holes, and QCD. announcement

Robert Myers is a pioneering theoretical physicist who has made extraordinarily broad and deep contributions to subatomic physics. His groundbreaking contributions span a broad range, from foundational aspects of string theory and gravitational physics to innovative advances in string cosmology, a testament to his deep physical insight and originality.

Myers is among the most highly-cited particle physicists of all time, whose 140 papers have attracted more than 11,000 citations to date, and have opened completely new lines of inquiry. Several of his discoveries, including the widely known 'Myers effect', are regarded as modern classics. Working in the highest scientific tradition, Professor Myers has consistently sought ways to connect theory with experiment, and many of his results have implications for current experiments.

Myers has also strengthened the wider physics community in Canada. As a founding member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, he has played a key role in building the institute into an internationally recognized centre of research excellence, including serving as its Scientific Director from 2007-2008. He was a founding member on the scientific advisory committee of the Banff International Research Station and serves on various international advisory and editorial boards. nominator citation