Awards and Distinctions

 

2018 University Achievement Award Recipients

Stephen Godfrey

Stephen Godfrey

Department of Physics
Research Achievement Award

Project: New Directions Towards the Understanding of Dark Matter
Dark Matter comprises 85% of the mass in the universe yet we know virtually nothing about it. Understanding dark matter is one of the most pressing problems in physics. Dr. Godfrey is studying models of dark matter and how they can be constrained by both theoretical consistency and experimental measurements. The goal is to develop theoretical models that can describe dark matter and suggest new approaches to observe it. It is an exciting area of research that connects the physics of the smallest scales to that of the largest scales, and ties together the fields of particle physics, Big Bang cosmology and astrophysics.

 

Hanika Rizo

Hanika Rizo

Department of Earth Sciences
Research Achievement Award

Project: Establishing a New Laboratory for the Study of Earth’s Earliest Times
How the Earth formed and how it evolved through time are fundamental questions for Earth sciences. Opportunities to learn about the early history of the Earth have recently opened up with the development of analytical techniques that allow high-precision analysis of various radioactive isotopic systems. Dr. Rizo will establish an ultra-clean laboratory for high-precision isotope measurements in rocks. This new laboratory, together with Carleton’s advanced instrumentation, will permit the development of innovative analytical techniques that could shed light into the planetary processes that shaped our planet.

Tom Sherratt

Tom Sherratt

Department of Biology
Research Achievement Award

Project: The Evolution of Flash Behaviour

Camouflaged species sometimes display conspicuous markings when fleeing from potential predators. This “flash behaviour” is seen in a wide range of animals from insects to amphibians. While several hypotheses have been proposed to explain it, none have been tested. Dr. Sherratt’s lab will conduct experiments to systematically test the hypotheses, and use comparative methods to help understand why some species flash, but not others. Collectively, this work will shed light on the selective advantages of a widespread yet counter-intuitive anti-predator defense.

 

 

Members of the Royal Society of Canada

Hymie Anisman, Department of Neuroscience
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Science
Steven Cooke, Institute of Environmental Science
Member of the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists
Miklos Csorgo, School of Mathematics and Statistics
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Science
Vlastimil Dlab, School of Mathematics and Statistics
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Science
Lenore Fahrig, Department of Biology
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Science
J.N.K. Rao, School of Mathematics and Statistics
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Science
David Rogers, Department of Physics
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Science
David Sinclair, Department of Physics
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Science
Kenneth Storey, Department of Biology
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Science
Paul Van Oorschot, School of Computer Science
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Science
Donald Dawson, School of Mathematics and Statistics
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of Science

Chancellor's Professors

Frank Dehne
Chancellor's Professor, School of Mathematics and Statistics
Jean-Guy Godin
Chancellor's Professor, Department of Biology
John Oommen
Chancellor's Professor, School of Computer Science
Evangelos Kranakis
Chancellor's Professor, School of Computer Science
Gerald Buchanan
Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry
Giorgio Ranalli
Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, Department of Earth Sciences
James Wright
Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry

Distinguished Research Professors

Mizanur Rahman
Distinguished Research Professor, School of Mathematics and Statistics
J.N.K. Rao, School of Mathematics and Statistics
Distinguished Research Professor, School of Mathematics and Statistics