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Dr. Albert Stolow receives 2018 John C. Polanyi Award from the Canadian Society for Chemistry

| National Research Council Canada | news releases

New technologies and products such as molecular electronic devices, laser material processing, quantum sensors, photo-activated drugs, and responsive materials all depend on understanding how light can modify matter at the molecular and atomic levels. This understanding depends on the work of dedicated scientists like Dr. Albert Stolow, who the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) are pleased to announce has received the Canadian Society for Chemistry’s 2018 John C. Polanyi Award.


The kilogram hangs in the balance

| National Research Council Canada | news releases

One year from now, there will be a revised kilogram. That will mark the moment in time when all units within the international system of units are calculated mathematically, rather than being based off artifacts and physical items.


Successes highlighted at the NRC’s awards ceremony

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Dr. Paul Corkum is a distinguished and preeminent scientist. He started to work at the NRC as a postdoctoral student in 1973. Throughout his career, he has won almost every major photonics and laser science prize in the world.


Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME)

| National Research Council Canada | backgrounders

The universe is expanding, and the rate of expansion is accelerating. The discovery of dark energy was made in the 1990’s and was surprising to astronomers, who expected to find that the cosmic expansion would slow down as gravity pulls the matter in the universe back in on itself, much as a ball thrown in the air would eventually reverse course and fall to the ground.


New Canadian telescope will map largest volume of space ever surveyed

| National Research Council Canada | news releases

A Canadian effort to build one of the most innovative radio telescopes in the world will open the universe to a new dimension of scientific study. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, today installed the final piece of this new radio telescope, which will act as a time machine allowing scientists to create a three-dimensional map of the universe extending deep into space and time.


Official opening of Canada’s newest and largest radio telescope to map the cosmos

| National Research Council Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, with representatives from the National Research Council of Canada, the University of British Columbia, McGill University, and the University of Toronto are launching Canada’s newest and largest radio telescope, the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment also known as CHIME.


A partnership supporting the U.S. Coast Guard’s heavy polar icebreaker acquisition program

| National Research Council Canada | backgrounders

In February 2017, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T), finalized a partnership to support the U.S. Coast Guard’s heavy polar icebreaker acquisition program.


The National Research Council teams with United States Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security to advance icebreaking technology

| National Research Council Canada | news releases

Today, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) hosted dignitaries from the United States Coast Guard (USCG), United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate, and United States (U.S.) Navy to discuss and showcase progress made on the testing and evaluation of design models for the U.S. heavy polar icebreaker acquisition program.


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