R.M. Petrie Prize Lecture
The Petrie Lecture is an invited discourse by an outstanding astrophysicist which is held at Annual Meetings of the Society in alternate years, in memory of the significant contributions to astrophysical research by the late Robert M. Petrie. The Petrie Lecture originated under the auspices of the Canadian Committee for the IAU, prior to the existence of the Society, and was revived by the Society in 1977 as a regular event. Nominations for the Petrie Lecture can be made by submitting the name of a nominee to the Awards committee at any time. Nominations for the 2017 Lecturer should be received by 21 November, 2016.
2015 Petrie Prize Lecture
The 2015 Petrie Prize is awarded to Dr. Wendy Freedman from the University of Chicago.
Dr. Freedman is world-renowned for her work on the extragalactic distance scale, as the co-leader of the Hubble Space Telescope Key Project to determine the precise expansion rate of the universe. She is currently spearheading comprehensive surveys to refine the accuracy of the Hubble constant and to measure the properties of the dark energy. Her numerous awards include the 2009 Gruber Cosmology Prize from the International Astronomical Union and the Magellanic Prize from the American Philosophical Society.
CASCA congratulates Dr. Freedman on the receipt of the 2015 Petrie Prize.
||Measurement of Cosmological Parameters
||Molecular gas in galaxies across the Hubble time
||Within one gravitational radius of the event horizon of a black hole
||Stellar dynamics at the centres of galaxies
||Ewine van Dishoeck
||Spitzer observations of star- and planet-forming regions from ice cold to steaming hot
||Massive Black Holes in Galaxies
||Sir Martin Rees
||How Did the Cosmic Dark Age End?
||The Sloan Digital Survey
||Sidney van den Bergh
||The Local Group of Galaxies
||Supernovae and their Cosmological Implications
||IC 349 – Barbard’s Merope Nebula
||From Galactic Structure to Quasars
||P. B. Stetson
||Progress in CCD Photometry
||P. J. E. Peebles
||Tracing the Orbits of Galaxies back in Time
||C3H2 – A New Probe of the Interstellar Medium
||The Galactic Centre
||M. J. Plavec
||Strongly Interacting Binary Stars
||La Physique des Premiers Temps de l’Univers
||The Redshift Problem
||J. Beverly Oke
||Seyfert Galaxies and Quasars
||Jesse L. Greenstein
||Pre-White Dwarf Evolution
||C. S. Beals
||Forms of Impact Craters Related to the Thermal History of the Lunar Surface
||A. G. W. Cameron
||The Chemical Evolution of the Galaxy