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Physicist Louis Taillefer awarded Order of Canada

Louis Taillefer, Canada Research Chair in Quantum Materials, was recently invested by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, as a recipient of the Order of Canada for his work on understanding the behavior of electrons in matter. An eminent physicist, Taillefer has done innovative research on superconductors, or materials that can conduct electricity without the loss of energy—a breakthrough that may revolutionize the way we transmit energy.

Taillefer is a professor at the University of Sherbrooke and director of the Quantum Materials program at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research in Toronto.

The Order of Canada was created in 1967, during Canada's centennial year, to recognize a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Since its creation, more than 5,000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.

Read more on the recent Order of Canada investiture on the CBC website.