This medal is awarded for outstanding achievement in any field of research by a Canadian physicist who has successfully defended their doctoral thesis within the last 12 years at the time of the award, excluding an allowance of one year per child for parental leave.
Paul François, McGill University,
for his seminal research in theoretical biophysics, particularly the use of methods from statistical and computational physics to model cellular processes as non-linear dynamical systems.
Roger Melko, University of Waterloo and Perimeter Institute,
for his contributions to theoretical condensed matter physics, particularly large scale computer simulations which elucidate timely issues in the physics of strongly correlated electronic systems.
François Légaré, INRS-EMT,
for ultrafast molecular imaging, development of high peak power infrared lasers for high harmonic generation and tissue imaging with nonlinear optical microscopy techniques.
Matt Dobbs, McGill University,
for his leadership in project design, detector/readout development and data analysis which underpins a new generation of cosmology telescopes of unprecedented reach and precision.".
Federico Rosei, INRS-EMT, Université du Québec,
for his innovative and interdisciplinary studies of a wide range of nanostructured materials and for exceptional outreach activities.
Freddy Cachazo, Perimeter Institute,
for deep new insights into the structure of quantum field theory, and the development of elegant mathematical techniques to simplify the analysis of high-energy particle scattering experiments.
Alexandre Blais, Université de Sherbrooke,
for his outstanding contributions to the field of quantum information processing particularly the concept of superconducting qubits based on circuit quantum electrodynamics.
Carlos Silva, Université de Montréal,
for his internationally recognized seminal contributions to the understanding of optical and electronic processes in molecular and polymeric semiconductors, and for elucidating the complex relationships between microstructure and semiconductor properties in this important new class of materials.
Guy Moore, McGill University,
for the broad impact of his contributions to theoretical particle physics, such as the bulk and collective behaviour of quantum chromodynamics under extreme conditions of temperature and density.
Carl Svensson, University of Guelph,
for his strong leadership and major accomplishments in experimental nuclear physics, including measurements that improve significantly the understanding of high angular momentum states in medium weight nuclei and fundamental physics measurements using radioactive beams.