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The purpose of this award is to recognize and encourage outstanding experimental or theoretical contributions to subatomic physics. While the main criterion for awarding the Vogt medal is the excellence of the research accomplishments, preference will be given for a recent important advance in subatomic physics and to researchers who are still active. The candidate’s research should have been done primarily in Canada or in affiliation with a Canadian university, industry or government laboratory.

The medal will be awarded by the Canadian Association of Physicists on the recommendation of a selection committee established by the Canadian Association of Physicists and TRIUMF. In addition to the medal, the recipient will receive a certificate citing the contributions being recognized by the award and a small monetary award. The recipient will also be invited to give a talk at the CAP Congress where the medal will be presented.

Know a worthy candidate for this award?

Click below to go to the medal nomination system. Any questions regarding the nomination process should be sent to

The next medal will be awarded in 2024. Deadline for nominations is TBA.


2024 Winner

Douglas Andrew Bryman | University of British Columbia

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Nomination Criteria                                       Nomination Procedure

  • The nominator must be a member in good standing of the CAP.
  • The nominee must be a member in good standing of the CAP or a Council-approved Canadian professional science society (see list below) in order to be nominated.
  • The nominee must have spent the major part (i.e. more than one-half) of their working career in Canada or must have made a major contribution to physics after returning to a permanent position in Canada.

Although the CAP’s nomination system currently has an English-only interface, nominations may be submitted in either English or French.  The CAP is committed to ensuring that applications submitted in either official language are treated equitably. Furthermore, the CAP commits to ensuring that those evaluating awards will have a thorough understanding of the impact of bias to take it into account while reviewing nominations.

Council-approved Canadian professional science society for nominators

  • Canadian Association of Physicists
  • Canadian Astronomical Society
  • Canadian Biophysical Society
  • Canadian Geophysical Union
  • Canadian Mathematical Society
  • Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
  • Canadian Organization for Medical Physicists
  • Canadian Society for Chemistry