Denis Rancourt, PHD
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Denis Rancourt holds B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. (University of Toronto) university degrees in physics. He has been a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada international post-doctoral candidate in prestigious research laboratories in both France and The Netherlands. He became a national NSERC University Research Fellow, in Canada. He was a professor of physics at the University of Ottawa for 23 years, attaining the highest academic rank of tenured Full Professor. He headed an internationally recognized interdisciplinary research laboratory, and attracted significant research funding for two decades. Dr. Rancourt has been an invited plenary, keynote, or special session speaker at major scientific conferences some 40 times. He has published over 100 research papers in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals, in the areas of physics, chemistry, geology, materials science, soil science, and environmental science. He has made fundamental scientific discoveries in the areas of environmental science, measurement science, soil science, bio-geochemistry, theoretical physics, alloy physics, magnetism, and planetary science. Dr. Rancourt’s scientific impact factors (h-index) is 39 (84% of Nobel Prize winners in physics had hindexes of at least 30), and his articles have been cited more than 5,000 times in peerreviewed scientific journals. Since 2014, Dr. Rancourt is a Researcher at the Ontario Civil Liberties Association (ocla.ca). He is a frequent media commentator. His medical, political and social theory articles and interviews are published in many venues, such as Dissident Voice. His recent video interviews and reporting videos about the science of the COVID-19 epidemic and the science of face masks for preventing viral respiratory diseases have been viewed more than 1 million times.
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Recent article titled "Masks Don't Work"