Dr. Mike Hayden awarded John C. Polanyi Award

February 03, 2014

On Monday, February 3, the Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston presented a team of Canadian scientists with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s (NSERC) John C. Polanyi Award for 2013. The award, worth $250,000, “honours an individual or team whose Canadian-based research has led to a recent outstanding advance in the natural sciences or engineering”.

SFU Professor Mike Hayden is a member of this award-winning team of Canadian research scientists who, along with about three-dozen other physicists from seven countries make up the ALPHA Collaboration. Experiments conducted by this collaboration at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Physics) in Geneva, have recently led to a series of  important breakthroughs in the area of antihydrogen physics.

Dr. Mike Hayden has been a professor at SFU since 1998. Among the many courses he teaches is the popular Physics 192, Logarithm and Blues (co-taught with singer/songwriter Jay Knutson). Dr. Hayden's research laboratory at SFU focuses on the development of new magnetic resonance and magnetic resonance imaging.

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