Ottawa scientist wins Herzberg gold

Corkum80X132.jpgOTTAWA – Dr. Paul Corkum, a researcher at the National Research Council (NRC) and uOttawa physics professor, wins Canada’s most prestigious science prize. The Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, conferred by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, is NSERC’s highest honour and comes with $1 million in research funding. Dr. Corkum’s selection as gold medalist pays tribute to his research in attosecond science, research that promises breakthrough applications in fields ranging from quantum computing to diagnostic medicine. His work has already earned him the Order of Canada, a Killam Prize, and an NSERC Polanyi Award for outstanding achievement in the field of natural sciences, among other distinctions. Click here to see Dr. Corkum’s full bio.

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