3 CAP members appointed RSC Fellows, 1 CAP member appointed to The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Congratulations to CAP members Andrea Damascelli, Manuella Vincter, and Luc Vinet, for their recent appointment as Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada. Congratulations also to Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo who was appointed to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.  The complete list of 2018 Fellows and incoming class of of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists can be found here.


Andrea Damascelli

Department of Physics and Astronomy, the University of British Columbia

Andrea Damascelli’s research on the electronic structure of solids and the development of innovative spectroscopy techniques to study and manipulate quantum materials have led to pivotal contributions to the field of condensed matter physics. From uncovering the role of spin-orbit coupling in the superconductivity of Sr2RuO4 and Fe-based systems, to revealing charge order driven by Fermi-arc instabilities in cuprates, Damascelli’s pioneering work has bolstered and refocused the international community.


Manuella Vincter

Departments of Physics, Carleton University

Manuella Vincter has made precision measurements of the electroweak force, the structure of the neutron and proton, and most recently the properties of the W and Z bosons, the carriers of the electroweak force. She played a leading role in the scientific development of the 3,000 members ATLAS collaboration, which in 2012 discovered the Higgs boson.


Luc Vinet

Département de physique, Université de Montréal

Luc Vinet’s work has a deep impact on our understanding of symmetries in physics and their mathematical description.  He has made seminal contributions to gauge theories, supersymmetry, integrable systems and quantum information. He has obtained outstanding results in algebraic combinatorics by using physical models and has transformed the theory of special functions and its applications through an algebraic viewpoint.


Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo

Département de physique, Université de Montréal

Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo is an internationally recognized researcher known for her pioneering contributions to the field of supermassive black holes. Her work has had major repercussions for our understanding of galaxy and black hole co-evolution, but also for our understanding of physics of galaxy clusters. She is the recipient of numerous research excellence awards and was granted time as principal investigator on the largest telescopes in the world on numerous occasions.


More about the College

Founded in 2014, the College is a handpicked selection of top mid-career scholars and artists in Canada. College Members have already received recognition in their fields for excellence and serve as ambassadors of their fields. The College has gender parity and linguistic and cultural diversity. Researchers in the humanities, scientists, artists and social scientists of the College strive to overcome disciplinary and academic boundaries in the common pursuit of knowledge. The College seeks to participate in our society at various levels, through engagement with government, through our communities and through our schools from K-12 and beyond.

Source: The Royal Society of Canada https://rsc-src.ca