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Robert Boyd receives the University of Ottawa Award for Excellence in Research


Robert Boyd

2019
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Robert Boyd was awarded this honour for the importance and exceptional characteristics his research work, which has earned distinction for himself and for the University of Ottawa.

Ebrahim Karimi is awarded the uOttawa Faculty of Science’s Research Excellence Award


Ebrahim Karimi

2019
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Paul Corkum awarded the 2018 Isaac Newton Medal and Prize


Paul Corkum

2018
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Professor Paul Corkum of University of Ottawa and National Research Council of Canada for his outstanding contributions to experimental physics and to attosecond science.

Gerd Leuchs receives the Herbert-Walther-Preis awarded by the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the German Physical Society (DPG)


Gerd Leuchs

2018
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The award was given to Leuchs 'for his pioneering and widespread scientific contributions ranging from ultrasmall focii of light to nonlinear optics, squeezed states of light and their application in metrology and quantum information, as well as for a continuing commitment to the physics community, quantum optics and his students and team members.'

Paul Corkum awarded the 2018 SPIE Gold Medal Award


Paul Corkum

2018
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Paul Corkum received the highest honor that SPIE bestows, during an evening ceremony at SPIE Optics + Photonics in San Diego. The SPIE Gold Medal of the Society recognizes outstanding accomplishments in optics, electro-optics, or photographic technologies or applications.

Ebrahim Karimi wins the Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science


Ebrahim Karimi

2018
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Ebrahim Karimi received the award for the development of structured massive particle beams for improved electron and ion microscopy that could help answer unsolved puzzles in quantum physics.

Albert Stolow awarded the John C. Polanyi Award by the Canadian Society for Chemistry


Albert Stolow

2018
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The John C. Polanyi Award is presented for excellence by a scientist carrying out research in Canada in physical, theoretical or computational chemistry or chemical physics.

Philip Russell receives the Rank Prize for Optoelectronics


Philip Russell

2018
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The Rank Prize for Optoelectronics is awarded for research at the inter-face between optics and electronics and closely related phenomena.

Albert Stolow elected Vice Chair Elect of the Division of Chemical Physics, American Physical Society (2018-2019)


Albert Stolow

2018
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Albert Stolow was elected Vice Chair Elect of the Division of Chemical Physics, American Physical Society (2018-2019)

Paul Corkum receives an honorary PhD from Aix-Marseille University, France


Paul Corkum

2018

Paul Corkum received an honorary PhD from Aix-Marseille University, France

Albert Stolow elected Chair Elect of the Division of Chemical Physics, American Physical Society (2019-2020)


Albert Stolow

2018

Albert Stolow was elected Chair Elect of the Division of Chemical Physics, American Physical Society (2019-2020)

Robert Boyd is elected to the position of Member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities


Robert Boyd

2018
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The Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities is a learned society of eminent scientists with international reputation.

Robert Boyd named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science


Robert Boyd

2018

Robert Boyd named was fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Robert Boyd. He is  among 416 members of the association being recognized for their “efforts toward advancing scientific applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.”

Ebrahim Karimi elected as a fellow of the Optical Society (OSA).


Ebrahim Karimi

2018
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Ebrahim Karimi elected as a fellow of the Optical Society (OSA) for outstanding and sustained contributions to the research and development of structured quantum waves, particularly singular optics, optical angular momentum, and quantum information.

Ebrahim Karimi elected as the uOttawa Faculty of Science Young Researcher of the Year, 2018.


Ebrahim Karimi

2018
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Ebrahim Karimi elected as the Faculty of Science Young Researcher of the Year, 2018.

Orad Reshef receives a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship


Orad Reshef

2017
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Dr. Reshef was awarded this prestigious grant  for his outstanding proposal on “Nonlinear optics in integrated zero-index media”.

Gerd Leuchs receives an honorary professorship at the Institute of Chemistry at the St. Petersburg State University


Gerd Leuchs

2017

Gerd Leuchs received the title of "Honorary Professor" at the Institute of Chemistry at the St. Petersburg State University. 

Gerd Leuchs receives the Julius von Haast Fellowship Award of the Royal Society of New Zealand


Gerd Leuchs

2017

Gerd Leuchs receives the Julius von Haast Fellowship Award of the Royal Society of New Zealand

Hanieh Fattahi selected for the Max Planck Society’s Minerva Fast Track Programme


Hanieh Fattahi

2017

Dr. Hanieh Fattahi, a young physicist at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (LAP) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, has been chosen for the Max Planck Society’s Minerva Fast Track Programme.

Paul Corkum awarded the Royal Medal by the U.K.’s Royal Society


Paul Corkum

2017
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The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship made up of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the UK and the Commonwealth. Fellows and Foreign Members are elected for life through a peer review process on the basis of excellence in science.

Paul Corkum receives the Schneider Medal awarded by the National Research Council Canada


Paul Corkum

2017

NRC’s Schneider medal is the highest distinction bestowed upon employees.

Albert Stolow receives the Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy & Dynamics awarded by the American Physical Society


Albert Stolow

2017
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Professor Stolow was recognised "For the development of methods for probing and controlling ultrafast dynamics in polyatomic molecules, including time-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy and imaging, strong field molecular ionization, and dynamic Stark quantum control."

Robert Boyd elected as an IEEE Fellow for contributions to the fields of nonlinear optics and photonics


Robert Boyd

2017

The IEEE Fellow is one of the most prestigious honours of the IEEE, and is bestowed upon a very limited number of Senior Members who have contributed importantly to the advancement or application of engineering, science and technology bringing significant value to our society. Dr. Boyd was recognized for his contributions to the fields of nonlinear optics and photonics.

Paul Corkum receives an honorary PhD from Aarhus University, Denmark


Paul Corkum

2016

Paul Corkum receives an honorary PhD from Aarhus University, Denmark

Gerd Leuchs elected as a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Gerd Leuchs

2016
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Gerd Leuchs was elected as a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Gerd Leuchs receives an honorary doctoral degree from the Danish Technical University (DTU) in Lyngby, Denmark


Gerd Leuchs

2016

On 29 April 2016 Gerd Leuchs received the honorary doctoral degree of the Denmark's Technical University (DTU) at Lyngby.

Ferenc Krausz elected as a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina


Ferenc Krausz

2016
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The Board of the "Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina – Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften" has elected Professor Ferenc Krausz, as a member in recognition of his "scientific achievements and personality".

Ebrahim Karimi appointed as the Canada Research Chair in Structured Light


Ebrahim Karimi

2016
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Karimi’s research will lead to a more efficient and compact way to structure light for applications such as quantum computation, quantum information, nano-sensing, and super-dense coding. Ultimately, these devices could open the door to developing ultra-secure communication schemes and ways of transmitting sensitive messages rapidly across the globe. 

Paul Corkum elected as a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Paul Corkum

2016
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Paul Corkum was elected as a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Robert Fickler receives a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship


Robert Fickler

2016
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Dr. Fickler was awarded this prestigious grant  for his outstanding proposal on "Twisting Macroscopic Quantum Light - Advancing applications and foundations of bright squeezed vacuum by introducing orbital angular momentum of light".

Robert Boyd awarded the Charles Hard Townes Award by the Optical Society of America


Robert Boyd

2016
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Professor Boyd was awarded this honour for "for fundamental contributions to the field of nonlinear optics, including the development of methods for controlling the velocity of light, of quantum imaging methods, and of composite nonlinear optical materials."

Robert Boyd awarded the Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science by the American Physical Society


Robert Boyd

2016
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Professor Boyd was recognised "For fundamental contributions to the field of nonlinear optics, including the development of approaches for controlling the velocity of light, of quantum imaging methods, and of composite nonlinear optical materials."

Robert Boyd selected as 2016-2017 IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer


Robert Boyd

2016
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The IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer Program was designed to honor excellent speakers who have made technical, industrial or entrepreneurial contributions to the field of photonics and to enhance the technical programs of the IEEE Photonics Society Chapters.

Vahid Sandoghdar elected as a fellow of the Optical Society of America


Vahid Sandoghdar

2015
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OSA Fellows are selected based on their overall impact on optics, as gauged through factors such as specific scientific, engineering, and technological contributions, a record of significant publications or patents related to optics, technical leadership in the field, and service to OSA and the global optics community.

Philip Russell awarded the 2015 IEEE Photonics Award


Philip Russell

2015
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Established in 2002, the IEEE Photonics Awarded for outstanding achievements in photonics.

Philip Russel elected as the 2015 president of the Optical Society of America


Philip Russell

2015
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Gerd Leuchs elected as a member of Senate of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina


Gerd Leuchs

2015
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The Leopoldina’s Senate represents the interests of the Academy’s members before the Presidium and advises the Presidium.

Paul Corkum receives the Lomonosov Gold Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Paul Corkum

2015
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The Lomonosov Gold Medal, named after Russian scientist and polymath Mikhail Lomonosov, is awarded each year since 1959 for outstanding achievements in the natural sciences and the humanities by the USSR Academy of Sciences and later the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). Since 1967, two medals are awarded annually: one to a Russian and one to a foreign scientist.

Paul Corkum and Ferenc Krausz selected as 2015 Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate


Paul Corkum

2015

Thomson Reuters has selected Professor Paul Corkum, as a Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate for "his contributions to the field of Physics".

Peter Banzer receives a Feodor-Lynen-Research-Fellowship


Peter Banzer

2015
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Peter Banzer receives a Feodor-Lynen-Research-Fellowship for Experienced Researchers awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Paul Corkum receives an honorary PhD from the Université Laval, Canada


Paul Corkum

2015

Paul Corkum receives an honorary PhD from the Université Laval, Canada

Paul Corkum receives an honorary PhD from Université de Sherbrooke, Canada


Paul Corkum

2015

Paul Corkum receives an honorary PhD from Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

Robert Boyd selected as 2015-2016 IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer


Robert Boyd

2015
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The IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer Program was designed to honor excellent speakers who have made technical, industrial or entrepreneurial contributions to the field of photonics and to enhance the technical programs of the IEEE Photonics Society Chapters.