Dick Bond grew up in the Toronto area and received his B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics from The University of Toronto in 1973. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology in 1975 and 1979, respectively. He then held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of California, Berkeley and Cambridge University. Dr. Bond became an Assistant Professor at Stanford University in 1981. From 1985-1987, he held the position of Associate Professor at both Stanford and the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) at the University of Toronto. He also joined CIFAR's Cosmology & Gravity Program in 1985.
Dr. Bond became a full-time Professor at CITA and the University of Toronto's Physics and Astronomy Departments in 1987. In 2000, he was given the title of University Professor. He served two five-year terms as Director of CITA, from July 1996 to June 2006. He has been the Director of CIFAR's Cosmology and Gravity Program since 2002.
Dr. Bond has played a leading role in the Canadian cosmology community over the past two decades. His research contributions have been recognized on numerous occasions and he has been the recipient of many honours and awards, which include: a Sloan Research Fellowship (1985); the E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship (1988); the Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences (1989); the Carlyle S. Beals Prize from the Canadian Astronomical Society (1995); the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP)/ Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics (1998); the Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics (2002), a joint prize of the American Institute of Physics and the American Astronomical Society; the NSERC Award of Excellence (2003 & 2005); the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering (2006); an Alexander von Humboldt Research Award (2007); and the Killam Prize for the Natural Sciences (2007). He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1996), the American Physical Society (1998) and the Royal Society of London (2001); an Elected Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2003); and an Officer of the Order of Canada (2005).
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