Welcome to Professor Rowan Thomson's Homepage!
I am a Canada Research Chair and Professor in the in the Department of Physics at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. I am also Assistant Dean (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) in the Faculty of Science.
My research program involves the development and application of computational techniques and theoretical approaches to study the interactions of radiation with matter, with an emphasis on research questions relevant to radiation therapy treatments for cancer. I am a member of the Carleton Laboratory for Radiotherapy Physics and Ottawa Medical Physics Institute. I invite you to explore my web pages to find out more about my research and publications, as well as links related to my teaching and advancement of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. For more information, please contact me.
Student positions: I am looking for students!
- Prospective graduate students: Information and application.
- Honours project students: please contact me.
- Undergraduate summer students through the NSERC USRA program: Information and application.
- Editor's Choice in Medical Physics: Investigating energy deposition in glandular tissues for mammography using multiscale Monte Carlo simulations, by PAK Oliver and RM Thomson
- Editor's pick in ESTRO newsletter: Large-scale retrospective Monte Carlo dosimetric study for permanent implant prostate brachytherapy by Miksys, Vigneault, Martin, Beaulieu, and Thomson
- How we can turn the tide for women in science, by Thomson, in The Conversation
- Quantum versus classical Monte Carlo simulation of low-energy electron transport in condensed media, by Thomson and Kawrakow, Invited article for Special Issue of Selected Papers from MCMA2017
- Medical Physics Maven: Rowan Thomson Improving Cancer Treatment, Profile by Leah Coppella and photos by Chris Roussakis (2019)