Renowned astrophysicist and cosmologist, University Professor Dick Bond of the Faculty of Arts & Science’s Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), and Department of Physics has received two prestigious honours from the Canadian and American physics communities.
The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) has named Bond a CAP Fellow, a distinction previously bestowed on Canadian Nobel laureates Arthur B. McDonald and Donna Strickland. The distinction recognizes an individual’s service to the Canadian physics community and their noteworthy contributions to physics research.
The American Physical Society has awarded Bond the Hans A. Bethe Prize for developing conceptual and quantitative tools that have enabled cosmologists to measure the geometry, content and age of the universe. The award bears the name of the German American physicist who won the Nobel Prize in 1967.
"Both distinctions are exceptional honours and we are delighted to see ‘CITAzens’ recognized for their contributions to astrophysics,” says Juna Kollmeier, CITA director.
“For decades, Professor Bond has thought very deeply about the cosmos and the meaning of the universe's fantastic imperfections. The field is grateful to him for his role in developing the framework for understanding these fluctuations and in bringing theory and observation together. He is developing new techniques as he enters a new season of his career, and we hope he follows in Hans Bethe's footsteps with another fruitful and enduring season ahead."