Unruh received Humboldt Research Award

February 8, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Bill Unruh for receiving the Humboldt Research Award from the Humboldt Foundation in Germany. 

"The award is granted in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future." Bill was nominated by his colleagues from the University of Duisburg Essen in Germany. With this award, he will be invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany. The award is valued at €60,000.

Bill is a theoretical physicist with his research focus on gravity, quantum gravity, quantum computing, and cosmology. He has made pioneering contributions; he received the Rutherford Medal of the Royal Society of Canada, the Herzberg Medal of the Canadian Association of Physicists, the Steacie Prize from the National Research Council, and the Canadian Association of Physicists Medal of Achievement. 

Congratulations again Bill! We look forward to hearing more from Bill about the collaboration with his German colleagues in the future.