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Department of Physics & Astronomy

Physics & Astronomy | McMaster University has 27 registered members
Cliff Burgess
Professor
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Research Interests:

Dark Energy and Supersymmetric Large Extra Dimensions, String Inflation, Quantum Hall Systems and ADS/CFT Duality

Alan Chen
Professor
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Experimental nuclear astrophysics; explosive stellar nucleosynthesis; measurement of reaction cross sections and relevant nuclear level parameters; direct measurements with radioactive ion beams; indirect approaches with transfer reactions and in-beam gamma-ray spectroscopy; nuclear reactions; group leader for experiments planned for, and carried out at, TRIUMF, NSCL, Yale University, University of Tokyo (CNS), Technical University of Munich, Argonne National Laboratory, University of Tsukuba; evaluation and dissemination of stellar reaction rates.

David Chettle
Professor
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Non invasive elemental analysis of the human body; x-ray fluorescence; neutron activation analysis

Hugh Couchman
Professor
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Growth of structure in the universe via gravitational N-body simulations

Kari Dalnoki-Veress
Professor
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Soft and living matter at surfaces and interfaces: Polymeric materials, but also C. elegans (a small nematode), bacteria, living cells and soft-colloidal systems.

Cecile Fradin
Associate Professor
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Motions and conformational changes of proteins, pore formation in lipid membranes, swimming bacteria.

Bruce Gaulin
Distinguished University Professor
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Geometrically frustrated magnets, Quantum Magnets with singlet ground states, High temperature superconductors

Harold Haugen
Professor
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Femtosecond Laser Ablation and Micromachining, Electron Microscopic Studies of Ytterbium-Doped Optical Fibres, Applications of THz Radiation

Paul Higgs
Professor, Director of Origins Institute
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Research Interests:

Evolution of Bacterial Genomes and Horizontal Gene Transfer, The RNA World and the Origin of Life, Codon Usage, Translational Efficiency and the Dynamics of Ribosomes

Soo Hyun Byun
Associate Professor
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Takashi Imai
Professor
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Research Interests:

Unconventional superconductivity (iron and copper based high temperature superconductors etc.), Low dimensional quantum magnetism (spin liquids, quantum criticality, etc.)

Catherine Kallin
Professor, Canada Research Chair in Quantum Materials Theory
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Research Interests:

Electron systems, including high temperature superconductors, frustrated antiferromagnets, and quantum Hall systems

Sung-Sik Lee
Associate Professor
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Research Interests:

Strongly Correlated Quantum Many-Body Systems, Quantum Field Theory, Quantum Critical Phenomena, Non-Fermi Liquids, Holography

Graeme Luke
Chair + Professor
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Research Interests:

Muon spin relaxation, Crystal growth, Electronic properties, Magnetism, High pressure, High magnetic fields

Fiona McNeill
Professor
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Research Interests:

Development of radiation-based biomedical devices for the painless, in vivo measurement of toxic metals such as Pb, As, F, Al and Gd in bone, liver, and kidney.

Reza Nejat
Assistant Professor
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Duncan O'Dell
Associate Professor
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Research Interests:

Ultracold atoms

Laura Parker
Associate Professor
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Research Interests:

Galaxy groups, Weak gravitational lensing,

Ralph Pudritz
Professor
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Star formation, planet formation, astrobiology

Maikel Rheinstadter
Associate Professor
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Research Interests:

Structure and dynamics of membranes and proteins using X-ray and neutron scattering techniques.

An-Chang Shi
Professor
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Research Interests:

Theory of phases and phase transition of soft matter, Self-assembly and morphology of block copolymers, Statistical mechanics of conformation of macromolecules, Theory of bilayer membranes

Alison Sills
Professor
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Research Interests:

Blue Straggler Stars, Globular Cluster Formation and Dynamics

Erik Sorensen
Professor
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Condensed Matter Theory. Computational Quantum Many-Body Physics, Frustrated Magnets, Quantum Information, Numerical Methods, Parallel Computing.

David Venus
Professor
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Research Interests:

Surfaces, films of a few atomic layers in thickness, and the artificially structured materials that can be made by combinations of these.

James Wadsley
Associate Professor
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Computational Astrophysics: Cosmology, Galaxy Formation, Star Formation, Protoplanetary Disks, Hydrodynamics, Numerical Methods, Parallel Computing

Doug Welch
Associate Vice President, Professor
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Research Interests:

Light Echoes from luminous transient events like supernovae

Christine Wilson
Distinguished University Professor
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Research Interests:

Star formation and the interstellar medium in galaxies; observational radio and far-infrared astronomy

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McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Department of Physics & Astronomy,
McMaster University

ABB-241
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4M1

Contact Information

Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.24559
Fax:
(905) 546-1252
Email Inquiries:
physics@mcmaster.ca

McMaster University - Faculty of Science

Mailing Address

Department of Physics & Astronomy,
McMaster University

ABB-241
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
L8S 4M1

Contact Information

Telephone Inquiries:
+1 (905) 525-9140 ext.24558
Fax:
(905) 546-1252
Email Inquiries:
physics@mcmaster.ca