Competition 2018-2019

The Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP) of the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2018-19 DNP PhD Thesis Prize is Dr. Erich Leistenschneider. Dr. Leistenschneider was awarded his Ph.D. by the University of British Columbia in 2019 for his thesis “Dawning of nuclear magicity in N=32 seen through precision mass spectrometry”, under the supervision of Dr. Jens Dilling (TRIUMF & UBC).

For his research project, Dr. Leistenschneider used the Ion Trap for Atomic and Nuclear science (TITAN) at TRIUMF, the Canadian National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics.

Dr. Leistenschneider was invited to give a talk at the CAP Annual Congress in June 2020 held at McMaster University, and will receive a cash award of $1,000 from the DNP. His travel expenses will be generously covered by TRIUMF. A two-page summary of his thesis work will appear in an issue of Physics in Canada.

Dr. Erich Leistenschneider
Photo of Dr. Erich Leistenschneider

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.