The AIMS community congratulates Professor Neil Turok, AIMS Founder and Chair of the International Board of Directors for being named an Honorary Officer of the Order of Canada on 29 June 2018. The Order of Canada was established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Since its creation, more than 6 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order. It is one of the highest honors that Canada confers.
The award recognizes Professor Turok’s “substantial contributions as a scientist to the field of theoretical physics and cosmology, providing new models that test fundamental theories of the universe”. “I am both incredibly surprised and very honoured to be named to the Order of Canada, even though I am not yet a citizen. This never could have happened without the teamwork and support of many people,” Prof. Turok said.