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”. This is a theoretical work relating to the production of electromagnetic radiation during relativistic heavy ion collisions. This work was performed under the supervision of Charles Gale.
Dr. Turbide shall receive a cash award of $750 from the DNP, along with an invited talk invitation at the Winter Nuclear & Particle Physics Conference this coming February in Banff. The travel expenses will be generously covered by TRIUMF. A summary of Dr. Turbide’s thesis work will appear in a later issue of Physics in Canada.
This prize was set up in 2005 by the DNP, to be awarded in Experimental or Theoretical Nuclear Physics to any student receiving their Ph.D. degree from a Canadian University in the current or prior calendar year. The selection for the 2006-07 Prize was adjudicated by a committee consisting of Rituparna Kanungo (representing TRIUMF), Wim van Oers and Garth Huber. Three theses were nominated, representing a broad variety of topics in nuclear physics.