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Distinguished professor in physics and astronomy awarded Brockhouse Medal

March 18, 2015 — 

John Page, professor, department of physics and astronomy, Faculty of Science is the recipient of the 2015 Brockhouse Medal by the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP).

The 2015 CAP/DCMMP Brockhouse Medal has been awarded to Page for significant and original contributions to the understanding of ultrasonic wave phenomena in complex media through the development and application of new experimental techniques to characterize the structure and dynamics of such materials, including the first demonstration of Anderson localization of classical waves by disorder in three dimensions.

Page said, “I feel very thrilled and honoured to be the recipient of the 2015 Brockhouse Medal. This recognition by the Canadian Condensed Matter and Material Physics community is a wonderful tribute that also reflects the contributions of my talented graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and collaborators with whom I have had the pleasure of working.”

John Page

John Page

Page has a long record of outstanding achievements, and his research accomplishments continue to be recognized around the world. He is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Manitoba and recently was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society. His research on a super-absorbing metamaterial for acoustic waves was recently published as a Rapid Communication in Physical Review B. The synopsis article is entitled “Thinner stealth coatings”.

He is in great demand to give invited talks at international conferences. He receives exceptional support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). His work has been published in many peer-reviewed leading scientific journals, including Science, Nature Physics and Physical Review Letters.

The purpose of the CAP Brockhouse Medal, which is sponsored jointly by the Division of Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (DCMMP) and the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP), is to recognize and encourage outstanding experimental or theoretical contributions to condensed matter and materials physics. It is named in honour of Bertram Brockhouse, whose outstanding contributions to research in condensed matter physics in Canada were recognized by the 1994 Nobel Prize for Physics. The Brockhouse medal was first introduced in 1999 and has been awarded annually since.

Dr. Page will be presented with his medal at the 2015 CAP Congress (hosted by the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, from June 15-19) at the end of his plenary talk and will be recognized during the Congress Recognition Reception at the Art Gallery on Thursday, June 18, 2015.

The Canadian Association of Physicists, founded in 1945, is a professional association representing over 1600 individual physicists and physics students in Canada, the U.S. and overseas, as well as a number of Corporate, Institutional, and Departmental Members. In addition to its learned activities, the CAP also undertakes a number of activities intended to encourage students to pursue a career in physics.

See CAP Medal release for more.





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