Thursday, September 12, 2013

Royal Society of Canada Elects Carleton’s David Rogers as Fellow

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has elected Carleton’s David Rogers as a fellow in the Academy of Science, Mathematical and Physical Science Division. Rogers received this honour as part of a cohort of 84 newly elected fellows. Election to the academies of the RSC is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences.

“Carleton is proud to celebrate this honour with Prof. Rogers,” said Kim Matheson, vice-president (Research and International). “He has long been regarded as one of the top physicists in Canada and around the world, and his election to the Royal Society only reaffirms that.”

A medical physicist, Rogers has had a significant international impact on cancer radiotherapy. By developing freely-distributed computer codes which are considered the gold standard, he stimulated the wide-spread use of Monte Carlo codes in medical physics. A specialist in the measurement of radiation, he championed a new dosimetry protocol based on absorbed dose primary standards. This protocol is now the standard for external beam radiotherapy treatments throughout North America. He now holds a Canada Research Chair in Medical Physics and is a member of the Carleton Laboratory for Radiotherapy Physics within the Physics Department at Carleton University.

This year’s new fellows will be inducted to the academies of the RSC during the Induction and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at the Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, Alberta.

About Carleton University:
Located in the nation’s capital, Carleton University is a dynamic research and teaching institution with a tradition of leading change. Its internationally recognized faculty, staff and researchers provide more than 25,000 full- and part-time students from every province and more than 100 countries around the world with academic opportunities in more than 65 programs of study, including public affairs, journalism, film studies, engineering, high technology, and international studies. Carleton’s creative, interdisciplinary and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative works in science and technology, business, governance, public policy and the arts. As an innovative institution Carleton is uniquely committed to developing solutions to real-world problems by pushing the boundaries of knowledge and understanding daily.

About the Royal Society of Canada:
Founded in 1882, the RSC comprises the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada. Its mission is to recognize scholarly, research and artistic excellence, to advise governments and organizations, and to promote a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada and with other national academies around the world.

Media Inquiries:
Chris Cline
Media Relations Co-ordinator
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 1391
613-355-0336
christopher_cline@carleton.ca

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