Congratulations to Dr. Paul Finlay - 2012-13 DNP Thesis Prize

Posted on Friday, February 28th, 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Finlay, who has been awarded the 2012-13 Thesis Prize by the Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP) of the Canadian Association of Physicists for the top Ph.D. thesis in Nuclear Physics in Canada. Paul's Ph.D. thesis, \"High-Precision Half-Life and Branching-Ratio Measurements for the Superallowed Beta Emitter 26mAl\", which was defended at the University of Guelph in May 2012, included the most precise measurement of a superallowed beta decay half-life every reported and provided new insights into the breaking of isospin symmetry in atomic nuclei.

Paul, who is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Leuven in Belgium, will receive a $1000 award from the DNP and will give an invited talk at the 2014 CAP Annual Congress to be held in Sudbury in June, followed by a summary of his thesis work to be published in Physics in Canada.

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