2017 Killam Research Fellowships awarded to three Canadian physicists, including CAP member Louis Taillefer

The CAP congratulates CAP member Louis Taillefer, Université de Sherbrooke, who was awarded a Killam Research Fellowship for his research on High-temperature Superconductivity.

Killiam Fellowships were also awarded to Canadian physicists Christine Wilson, McMaster University, and Roberto Abraham, University of Toronto. Dr. Wilson was recognized for her work on Dense Gas and Star Formation in Galaxies: An ALMA Archival Project; and Dr. Abraham for his project on Probing the Low Surface Universe with Dragonfly.

“These outstanding scholars are finding ways to solve some of the most complex problems of our times, helping us to better understand the world we live in, the society that shapes us, and the universe we inhabit,” said Canada Councilfor the Arts Director and CEO Simon Brault.  “Like the artists we support, the 2017 Killam Prize and Research Fellowship recipients are on a quest for excellence and innovation, taking risks, imagining better futures and turning their insatiable curiosity into discoveries that benefit us all.”

The Killam Prizes are awarded to active Canadian scholars who have made a substantial and significant contribution to their respective fields in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences or engineering. To learn more about the Killam Fellowship visit http://killamprogram.canadacouncil.ca/program-history.

To view the full list of recipients of the 2017 Killam Prizes, visit http://killamprogram.canadacouncil.ca/.