TORONTO, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research is
pleased to announce that renowned particle physicist Pekka K. Sinervo will
join the Institute in the capacity of Senior Vice-President, Research. Dr.
Sinervo is the former Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science at the
University of Toronto.
"Dr. Sinervo has the broad intellectual curiosity, the esteem for
collaboration, and the commitment to research excellence that are the
hallmarks of this Institute," said Chaviva M. Hosek, President and CEO of
CIFAR. "I have every confidence that his vision and energy will help us ensure
Canada continues to be a world leader in advanced research."
"CIFAR is an organization unlike any other," said Dr. Sinervo. "I have
long admired how the Institute fosters the very best research from this
country's very best researchers. I am pleased to join what I consider to be
one of the world's truly great research institutions."
Dr. Sinervo will help chart a continuing course for the organization,
ensuring it remains on the cutting edge of advanced research. One of his first
roles will be to represent CIFAR on a mission to build new international
research partnerships in India this October.
Dr. Sinervo has written or co-written more than 400 articles in
peer-reviewed journals. His particle physics research focuses on the
fundamental forces and constituents of matter. He led the team that first
detected the top quark, one of the key building blocks predicted by the
Standard Model of high energy physics. He is recipient of the Rutherford Medal
for Physics, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Fellow of the
American Physical Society.
Founded in 1982, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research brings
Canada's leading researchers together with their peers around the world to
work on long-term collaborative research projects. Each of its 12
multi-disciplinary programs deals with major advanced research questions that
have global impact. These programs span biological, physical and social
Dr. Sinervo's full biography and more information about CIFAR can be
found at www.cifar.ca/sinervo.
Dr. Sinervo is available for comment Thursday morning, September 25.
Dr.Hosek is available Wednesday afternoon, September 24.
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