Victoria Kaspi wins Canada’s top science prize

News

McGill astrophysicist who studies exotic "zombie stars" has become the first woman to win Canada's top science prize.
Published: 16Feb2016

Victoria Kaspi, a professor and Canada research chair at McGill University, is this year's winner of the $1 million Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The award has been awarded annually since 1991 to recognize "sustained excellence and overall influence" of research conducted in Canada.

Globe and Mail, CBC

NSERC Presents a Conversation with Victoria Kaspi (Video): Victoria Kaspi is one of the world’s leading experts on neutron stars, the ancient remnants of the most massive stars in the Milky Way. Her research group has had major impacts in the field of astrophysics, and her seminal work sheds light on how stars evolve, how they die and, ultimately, the very nature of matter under extreme conditions.

Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering NSERC News

PHOTO: NSERC

 

Back to top