The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) and the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) awarded the 2022 CAP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics to David London (Université de Montréal), in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the theory of elementary particles, including trailblazing contributions to the analysis of B meson decays and CP violation in the Standard Model of particle physics.
David London is a particle theorist with an international reputation. Throughout his career, he has examined many different possibilities for the new physics. He is best known for his work in B physics.
Many recognize his contributions to his field. In 2014, he received the ACP-TRIUMF Vogt Medal of excellence in subatomic physics. In 2018, the American Physical Society awarded him the title of Outstanding Referee, recognizing his contribution to the evaluation of articles published in its scientific journal. Last year, the Royal Society of Canada designated him as a member of its Academy of Sciences. In 2003, UdeM’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences recognized his contributions to science and the quality of his teaching by granting him an award of excellence in teaching.
Dr. London has also studied a wide variety of other new-physics possibilities. On the one hand, he has used experimental results to put constraints on different types of new physics. On the other hand, he has developed new-physics models and detailed the signals which can be measured at future colliders to identify them. It is for this pursuit of physics beyond the Standard Model that David London is awarded the CAP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics.
Press release: Canadian Association of Physicists, UdeMNouvelles