Berciu and Dilling receive Canadian Association of Physicists Medals

June 12, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Mona Berciu and Dr. Jens Dilling for receiving medals from the Canadian Association of Physicists.

Dr. Mona Berciu was awarded this year’s CAP Medal for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Physics. According to CAP, this medal honours faculty members who have a comprehensive knowledge and deep understanding of their subject and who possess an exceptional ability to communicate their knowledge and understanding in such a way as to lead their students to high academic achievement in physics.

It was noted that Mona received the medal "for her exceptional ability to communicate knowledge and understanding and lead students to high academic achievement in physics through her own example, for her leading role in the Welcome Women (WOW) initiative to recruit female students and for her efforts to generally improve the quality of physics teaching through such work as undertaken by the Carl Weiman Science Education Initiative."

The 2013 CAP-TRIUMF Vogt Medal for Outstanding Experimental or Theoretical Contributions to Subatomic Physics was awarded to Dr. Jens Dilling. The purpose of this award is to recognize and encourage outstanding experimental or theoretical contributions to subatomic physics. According to CAP, Dilling was recognized "for his leadership in the development and implementation of new ion trapping and precision mass measurement techniques applied to radioactive nuclei which have dramatically advanced our understanding of halo nuclei and the role of 3 body forces in nuclear systems." 

Congratulations Mona and Jens!