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Recent awards and honours, June 2016

by CIFAR Jun 14 / 16

Immanuel Bloch awarded Harvey Prize

Immanuel Bloch (Ludwig-Maximilians University and Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics) has been awarded one of two Harvey Prizes in the field of Science and Technology from the Israel Institute of Technology. Bloch is an associate fellow in the Quantum Materials program and was honoured for “his fundamental contributions in the field of light and matter interactions in quantum many-body systems.”

Philippe Aghion granted 2016 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research

Philippe Aghion (Collège de France) has received the 2016 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research in Stockholm for his outstanding analyses of the relationship between firm-level innovation and productivity and growth. Aghion is a senior fellow in the Institutions, Organizations & Growth program.

Arthur McDonald receives Order of Canada

Arthur McDonald (Queens University) has been recognized by Governor General David Johnston as a Companion to the Order of Canada. McDonald is an associate fellow in the Cosmology & Gravity program at CIFAR.

Daniel Trefler wins Killam Prize

Daniel Trefler (University of Toronto) has received one of five Killam Prizes awarded to outstanding Canadian scholars by the Canada Council for the Arts. Trefler is a senior fellow in the Institutions, Organizations & Growth program at CIFAR whose research is focused on international trade and its relationship to innovation and institutional change.

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences recognizes Roger Blandford

Roger Blandford (Stanford University) has been awarded this year’s Crafoord Prize in Astronomy from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Blandford is an advisor in CIFAR’s Cosmology & Gravity program and shares the award with Roy Kerr of the University of Canterbury.

Persson and Tabellini Honoured by American Economic Association

Torsten Persson (Stockholm University) and Guido Tabellini (Bocconi University) have been named Foreign Honorary Members of the American Economic Association. Persson is the director of CIFAR’s program in Institutions, Organizations & Growth and Tabellini is a senior fellow in the program.

Janet Rossant awarded Henry G. Friesen International Prize

Janet Rossant (University of Toronto) has received the Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research. The award supports an annual lecture or lecture series by a worthy and accomplished speaker of international stature on topics related to the advancement of health research. She is director of the Humans & the Microbiome program at CIFAR.

Miller and Graetzel win Centenary Prize

Dwayne Miller (University of Toronto) and Michael Graetzel (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) have each been awarded a Centenary Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry. The prize is awarded to outstanding chemists from overseas to give lectures in the British Isles. Miller is director of the Molecular Architecture of Life program at CIFAR and Graetzel is an adviser in the Bio-inspired Solar Energy program.

Vivian Yam recognized by Academia Europaea

Vivian Yam (The University of Hong Kong) has been elected as the Foreign Member of Academia Europaea. She is the only Foreign Member elected in 2015 under the Chemical Sciences Section of the Academy. She is an adviser in the Bio-inspired Solar Energy program.

Prerna Singh receives Woodrow Wilson Award

Prerna Singh (Brown University) has won the Woodrow Wilson Award from the American Political Science Association for the best book in political science published last year. Singh is a fellow in the Successful Societies program at CIFAR.