Ted Sargent and Barbara Sherwood Lollar awarded Killam Prizes
For research and scholarship that has changed the landscape of their fields, Barbara Sherwood Lollar and Ted Sargent have each received a Killam Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts.
The $100,000 prizes are the top annual award given by the council and recognize sustained excellence by leading researchers.
A leader in planetary geology and globally renowned for her discovery of billion-year-old groundwater, Sherwood Lollar is a University Professor in the department of Earth sciences in the Faculty of Arts & Science and a Canada Research Chair in Isotope Geochemistry of the Earth and the Environment.
A pioneer in nanotechnology and an expert in clean energy, University Professor Sargent is a Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology in the Edward S. Rogers Sr. department of electrical and computer engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.
“Professors Sherwood Lollar and Sargent are trail-blazing scientists whose work has significantly changed our understanding of their fields,” says Professor Vivek Goel, the University of Toronto’s vice-president, research and innovation, and strategic initiatives. “These awards are richly deserved and the university thanks the Canada Council and the Killam Trusts for their support of our outstanding scholars.”