Robert Boyd elected as fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC)

Posted on Friday, September 20, 2019

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Dr. Robert Boyd

Dr. Robert Boyd, Professor with the Department of Physics and School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Canada Excellence Research Chair in Quantum Nonlinear Optics, is one of 7 newly elected fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) from the University of Ottawa. He joins the ranks of several other CRPuO members including Xiaoyi Bao, Pierre Berini, Paul Corkum, Pawel Hawrylak, Karin Hinzer, Juan Scaiano and Jianping Yao.

"The fellowship of the RSC comprises over 2000 Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, peer-elected as the best in their field. These are distinguished men and women from all branches of learning who have made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life." (Royal Society of Canada, 2019). This is the highest distinction that can be given to a scholar, artist or scientist in Canada.

Within the field of optical physics, Dr. Boyd focuses on nonlinear optics, including quantum imaging methods, the development of photonic devices and studies of “slow” and “fast” light propagation, aiming to develop new imaging technology that would give the medical community, among others, the ability to record images of an unprecedented level of detail and quality, and therefore help improve our health and quality of life.

You can read more about this distinction here.

Congratulations, Dr. Boyd, on this well-deserved honour!

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