The purpose of this award is to recognize and encourage outstanding experimental or theoretical contributions to subatomic physics. While the main criterion for awarding the Vogt medal is the excellence of the research accomplishments, preference will be given for a recent important advance in subatomic physics and to researchers who are still active. The candidate's research should have been done primarily in Canada or in affiliation with a Canadian university, industry or government laboratory.
The medal will be awarded by the Canadian Association of Physicists on the recommendation of a selection committee established by the Canadian Association of Physicists and TRIUMF. In addition to the medal, the recipient will receive a certificate citing the contributions being recognized by the award and a small monetary award. The recipient will also be invited to give a talk at the CAP Congress where the medal will be presented.
Akira Konaka, TRIUMF,
for his outstanding contributions to the T2K long-baseline neutrino experiment, including his leadership in establishing the collaboration. His innovations to the experimentís design and analysis methods were critical in the discovery of electron neutrino appearance from the muon neutrino beam, a discovery that led to the T2K project being recognized by the 2016 Breakthrough Prize for Fundamental Physics. The committee also recognized ongoing innovations with new concepts proposed to improve the precision of the T2K experiment and, potentially, the Hyper-K experiment.
Pierre Savard, University of Toronto/ TRIUMF,
for his contributions to particle physics and in particular for his leadership of the Higgs -> WW analysis, which was an important ingredient in establishing that the discovered particle was, in fact, the Higgs boson.
David London, Universite de Montreal,
for his seminal contributions to theoretical physics especially in the field B physics.
Jens Dilling, TRIUMF,
for his leadership in the development and implementation of new ion trapping and precision mass measurement techniques applied to radioactive nuclei which have dramatically advanced our understanding of halo nuclei and the role of 3 body forces in nuclear systems.
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.
David Sinclair, Carleton University and TRIUMF,
for his exceptional vision and contributions to the study of neutrino physics in the pioneering SNO experiment, and for exemplary leadership in establishing the SNOLab facility.