Scott Tremaine's "Profound Influence" Recognized with Honorary Doctorate

Scott Tremaine, Professor Emeritus in the School of Natural Sciences, is one of nine "extraordinary individuals" to be recognized with an honorary doctorate from the University of Waterloo, considered "the highest honor conferred by the University."

Tremaine has made numerous seminal contributions to the field of astrophysics, notably "establishing the theory that supermassive black holes are at the core of galaxies." His work on Saturn’s rings and his investigations of the dynamics of galaxies were also highlighted by the University. Likewise, his influential textbook, Galactic Dynamics, written alongside James Binney, Member (1983–87, 1989) in the School of Natural Sciences, was praised as "a cornerstone in astrophysics." 

Tremaine will officially receive his honorary doctorate as part of the University of Waterloo Faculty of Science's Spring 2024 Convocation, which takes place today, on June 14, 2024.

Visit the University of Waterloo website to learn more about the honorary doctorate awardees and read an interview with Scott Tremaine.