On July 18, 2017 our very own Paul Corkum learned he had been awarded the Royal Medal for his major contributions to laser physics and the development of the field of attosecond science. This honour, bestowed annually by the U.K.'s Royal Society dating back to 1826, recognizes the most important contributions to the advancement of natural knowledge by scientists in Britain and Commonwealth nations. Only a handful of Canadians have won the medal up to date. Historically this award has a list of illustrious recipients that includes the likes of Michael Faraday, Charles Darwin and Lord Kelvin. For further reading please explore the official announcement and an article published by the Globe and Mail.
MPC Board member Paul Corkum awarded the Royal Medal by the U.K.'s Royal Society
Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2017