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Alumnus receives Royal Medal


Acadia alumnus Dr. Paul Corkum (’65) FRS was awarded the 2017 Royal Medal for his major contributions to laser physics and the development of the field of attosecond science during the Royal Society’s premier awards dinner in London, UK on October 31. Dr. Corkum holds a Canada Research Chair at the University of Ottawa and directs the Joint NRC/University of Ottawa Attosecond Science Laboratory. He is a member of the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Canada and a foreign member of the US National Academy of Science, the Austrian Academy of Science, and the Russian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Corkum has been honoured by Acadia with a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2015 and an Honorary Doctor of Science in 2006. Three Royal Medals, also known as the Queen’s Medals, are awarded annually by the Sovereign on the recommendation of the Council of the Society. Dr. Corkum (left) is pictured receiving his Royal Medal from Prince Andrew, Duke of York.


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