Paul Corkum becomes first Canadian to receive the Isaac Newton Medal

(University of Ottawa) Physicist Paul Corkum has added another prestigious international award to his impressive roster: the Isaac Newton Medal and Prize, the highest accolade of the United Kingdom's Institute of Physics. The Distinguished Professor at the University of Ottawa and National Research Council-Canada Research Chair in Attosecond Photonics is the first Canadian to receive this distinction, which recognizes 'world-leading contributions to physics by an individual.'