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Posted Oct. 15/08

Royal Society of Canada honours Carleton faculty member

Fraser Taylor, distinguished research professor in the department of Geography and Environmental Studies has been named a Fellow in the Royal Society of Canada. The official induction will take place in November. Dr. Taylorís fellowship brings the number of Royal Society Fellows at Carleton University to 27.

Carleton biologist receives Early Researcher Award

Jayne Yack, associate professor in the department of Biology, has received a $100,000 provincial Early Researcher Award for her investigation into insect communication. Dr. Yack will use the funds to explore how destructive wood boring beetles use sounds and vibrations to talk with each other and navigate their environment.

Carleton physicists involved in world-class experiment

An international team of physicists successfully circulated the first particle beam around a 27-kilometre Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. The beam was sent through a detector, called ATLAS, containing two modules built by Carleton University, involving physicists Manuella Vincter, Gerald Oakham and David Asner. The purpose of the experiment is to discover more about the origins of the universe by recreating the aftermath of the Big Bang.

Prestigious medal presented to institute of environmental science faculty member

The Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI) has recognized Steven Cooke, assistant professor in the Institute of Environmental Science with a medal. The award is bestowed upon younger scientists who are deemed to have made exceptional advances in the study of fish biology and/or fisheries science in recognition of their achievements.

Nobel Laureate speaks to Carleton community

On September 22, George A. Akerlof, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics and Koshland Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley, presented his talk ``Economics and Identity`` to a packed house at Carleton University. His lecture is the first in a new annual series presented by the Office of the President and Vice-Chancellor.

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