Blair Jamieson

The Erica and Arnold Rogers Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship

Blair Jamieson

BASc, BEd, MSc, PhD

Dr. Blair Jamieson is a leader in the field of subatomic physics. He has made significant and influential contributions to the neutrino research community worldwide with his broad background in detector and hardware development and analysis. The goal of his research: physics beyond the Standard Model — a theory that explains what the world is and what holds it together. His approach to creating detectors and analysis is among the most statistically sophisticated in his field and his methods have been adopted by other neutrino experiments worldwide.

Before coming to UWinnipeg in 2011, Jamieson did his post-doctorate research with Dr. Arthur B. McDonald (now Nobel Laureate), on the third phase of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) experiment, which contributed to McDonald’s Nobel Prize in physics.

Jamieson has since made substantial research contributions to two other high-profile international collaborations: the neutron Electric Dipole moment (nEDM) experiment planned at the Ultra Cold Neutron (UCN) facility at TRIUMF, Canada's national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics, and the Tokai to Kamioka (T2K) neutrino experiment. Jamieson and his students at UWinnipeg are also responsible for developing new simulation software and detector hardware for both experiments.

Jamieson is also the principal investigator on two Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council subatomic project grants and one for the Canada Foundation for Innovation Leaders Opportunity Fund. He is also a member of the Prairie Isotope Production Enterprise, a not-for-profit corporation based in Manitoba that aims to develop a reliable supply of the medical-tracing radioisotope Technetium-99m (Tc-99m) for Canadian patients.

Jamieson continues to publish several peer-reviewed articles a year. His work is highly cited and he has set the bar for future neutrino physics analysis, describing in detail the painstaking efforts to ensure the validity of the measurements.

The University of Winnipeg is honoured to present Dr. Blair Jamieson with the Erica and Arnold Rogers Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship for his vast research contributions that seek to enable a greater understanding of our universe.

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