On October 2006 I received a prize for "Creativity and Independence in Research" from perimeter Institute.
Here is the official announcement:
I remember John Brodie from the first year of my coming to PI. He was gentle and open to new faces. I talked to him several times mostly baout art. He was a very kind boy. God bless him.
The works I became nominated for were my recent works on two new properties in loop quantum gravity: 1) the Generic Degeneracy, and 2) the Ladder Symmetry. Based on these two I proposed a macroscopic effect of loop quantum gravity in black hole Hawking's radiation. (1, 2)