Carleton University’s Manuella Vincter, professor in the Department of Physics, has received the Henry Marshall Tory Medal from the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Vincter is the co-recipient of this year’s medal along with Ian Manners from the University of Victoria.

Prof. Manuella Vincter

Prof. Manuella Vincter

“This esteemed honour by the Royal Society of Canada reflects Manuella Vincter’s remarkable international influence in experimental particle physics,” says Rafik Goubran, vice-president (Research and International).

“Carleton is fortunate to have such an impactful leader in the scientific research community.”

As a researcher in experimental particle physics, Vincter is a leader in the Canadian and international physics community. She is the ATLAS deputy spokesperson at CERN—the European organization for nuclear research. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Vincter has also been honoured with a Canada Research Chair, Killam Research Fellowship and Humboldt Fellowship. Vincter’s research contributed to the discovery of the Higgs boson and consolidates the Standard-Model foundations of the Large Hadron Collider’s program.

“I am deeply honoured to be a co-recipient of the Henry Marshall Tory Medal,” said Vincter.

“I am profoundly fortunate and grateful to have had the strong support of my colleagues at Carleton and in ATLAS for so many years. For the early-career scientists who might see this and be inspired, know that I have loved every minute delving in my chosen field of experimental particle physics.”

Vincter’s scientific judgment and understanding of research methodology has made her a highly sought-after contributor to publications, either as a member of peer-review editorial boards or as a final reviewer of papers. Her research program exploring the standard model of particle physics has been critical to the advancement of this field. Vincter is an active leader on scientific advisory councils and a valued mentor.

Currently, Vincter is a member of the advisory committee of the 30th International Symposium on Lepton Photon Interactions at High Energies, which gives her the opportunity to plan one of the biggest conferences in her field this coming January.

The Royal Society of Canada awards its Henry Marshall Tory Medal on a biennial basis for outstanding research in any branch of astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, physics, or an allied science. The medal was established in 1941 by Henry Marshall Tory (1864–1947). He was a Fellow of the RSC, a founder of the Universities of British Columbia and Alberta, the National Research Council Laboratories and Carleton University, and president of the RSC from 1939–1940. He bequeathed funds upon his death in 1947 to endow the medal.

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