Thesis Prize Articles

2014-15 Competition

The Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP) of the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2014-15 DNP Thesis Prize is Timothy Friesen. Dr. Friesen was awarded his Ph.D. by the University of Calgary in 2014 for the work “Probing Trapped Antihydrogen: In Situ Diagnostics and Observations of Quantum Transitions”.

2013-14 Competition

Due to a lack of submissions in the fall of 2014, there was no DNP Ph.D. Thesis competition this year and consequentially no prize winner for the 2015 WNPPC meeting.

2012-13 Competition

The Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP) of the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2012-13 DNP Thesis Prize is Paul E.J. Finlay. Dr. Finlay was awarded his Ph.D. by the University of Guelph in 2012 for the work “High-Precision Half-Life and Branching-Ratio Measurements for the Superallowed β+ Emitter 26Alm”.

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2011-12 Competition

The Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP) of the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2011-12 DNP Thesis Prize is Stephan Ettenauer. Dr. Ettenauer was awarded his Ph.D. by the University of British Columbia in 2012 for the work “First Mass Measurements of Highly Charged, Short-lived Nuclides in a Penning Trap and the Mass of 74Rb”.

Best Thesis Prize Ettenauer

2010 - 2011 Competition

The Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP) of the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2010-11 DNP Thesis Prize is Richard Allan Hydomako. Dr. Hydomako was awarded his Ph.D. by the University of Calgary in 2011 for the work “Detection of Trapped Antihydrogen”.

Best Thesis Prize Hydomako

2008 - 2009 Competition

The Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP) of the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2009 DNP Thesis Prize is Robert Paul MacDonald. Dr. MacDonald was awarded his Ph.D. by the University of Alberta in 2008 for the work “A Precision Measurement of the Muon Decay Parameters Rho and Delta”.

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2007 - 2008 Competition

The Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP) of the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2007 DNP Thesis Prize is Geoffrey Grinyer. Dr. Grinyer was awarded his Ph.D. by the University of Guelph in 2007 for the work "High Precision Half-life Measurements for Superallowed Fermi Beta Decays".

Thesis Certificate Picture Grinyer

2006 - 2007 Competition

The Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP) of the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2007 DNP Thesis Prize is Simon Turbide. Dr. Turbide was awarded his Ph.D. by McGill University in 2006 for the work "Electromagnetic radiation from matter under extreme conditions".

Thesis Prize Certificate Picture Turbide

2005 - 2006 Competition

The Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP) is pleased to announce that the inaugural 2005-2006 recipient of the DNP Thesis Prize is Dr. Daniel Melconian. Dr. Melconian was awarded his Ph.D. by Simon Fraser University in 2005. He is presently a Research Associate at the University of Washington in Seattle.

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