Freeman Dyson, a celebrated physicist and mathematician who helped construct the standard model of particle physics, has died.

Dyson was most famous for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, astronomy and nuclear engineering. Revered by many as one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century, Dyson’s breadth of knowledge and experience is well-known in scientific circles. Over the course of his career, he had a front-row seat for many scientific breakthroughs. Professor Emeritus of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, Dyson received several honours for his pioneering contributions to science, including the Wolf Prize for Physics.

In December 2018, Dyson visited Carleton University to deliver the annual Herzberg Lecture on the topic of biological and cultural evolution. “We were extremely privileged to  provide the Ottawa science community the opportunity to hear this remarkable scholar,” said Charles Macdonald, Dean of the Faculty of Science. “The legacy he leaves to the field of science is unquantifiable.” 

Monday, March 2, 2020 in , ,
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