Congratulations to CAP members Catherine Beauchemin, Shohini Ghose, and Darren Grant for their recent appointment to The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists in the Royal Society of Canada.
Department of Physics, Ryerson University
Catherine Beauchemin founded the field of virophysics, a branch of biophysics in which the theoretical tools and quantitative rigour of physics are brought to bear on problems in virology. Her creative and innovative use of mathematical and agent-based models to analyse virus infection dynamics, incorporating important virological details, have resulted in significant advances in theoretical virology and the understanding of influenza virus infections, which have earned her international recognition.
Departments of Physics & Computer Science, Wilfrid Laurier University
Shohini Ghose is a theoretical physicist whose pioneering work in the field of quantum information science and quantum chaos has helped shape the field. She has received numerous awards and recognitions for her scientific breakthroughs, is an internationally sought-after public speaker, and a TED Fellow. She also makes a local, national and international impact as the founding Director of Laurier’s Centre for Women in Science, the first of its kind in Canada.
Department of Physics, University of Alberta
Darren Grant is an internationally recognized leader in the study of the subatomic particles known as neutrinos, who is designing the next generation of detector experiments at the South Pole and elsewhere. He is a major contributor to the study of how neutrinos change between varieties, the discovery of high-energy neutrinos from astrophysical sources, and the search for the nature of the elusive dark matter.
More about the College
Founded in 2014, the College is a handpicked selection of top mid-career scholars and artists in Canada. College Members have already received recognition in their fields for excellence and serve as ambassadors of their fields. The College has gender parity and linguistic and cultural diversity. Researchers in the humanities, scientists, artists and social scientists of the College strive to overcome disciplinary and academic boundaries in the common pursuit of knowledge. The College seeks to participate in our society at various levels, through engagement with government, through our communities and through our schools from K-12 and beyond.
Source: The Royal Society of Canada https://rsc-src.ca