Professor Nicolas Cowan receives the 2019 Harvey B. Richer Gold medal from CASCA

NC1Professor Nicolas Cowan of McGill University, and member of the CRAQ, is the 2019 recipient of the inaugural Harvey B. Richer Gold Medal from the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA).

Professor Cowan is an established leader in the field of exoplanets through his work on high precision infrared photometry, determining the energy balance in exoplanet atmospheres, and using exoplanets as “laboratories” for planetary science. Nicolas  Cowan has published 80 papers with a citation count of over 4 700. In addition to this high level of scholarship, he has an impressive record of supervision and training, having worked with 2 postdoctoral research scientists, 9 graduate students, and 36 undergraduate students.

It is with great pride that the CRAQ congratulates Nicolas Cowan for this prestigious honor.

About the Harvey B. Richer Gold Medal

The Richer Medal was established in 2016 thanks to a generous gift from Harvey B. Richer, a former Director of CASCA and Professor at the University of British Columbia. The Richer Medal is awarded every second year, in odd-numbered years, in recognition of significant and sustained early career research in astronomy. The award consists of a gold medal, plus a certificate.

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