André-Marie Tremblay

Full Professor and Research Chair in the theory of quantum materials 2015-2020

telephone : 819-821-8000 ext. 62058
fax : 819-821-8046
email : tremblay AT
office : D2-1072

Postal Address

Physics Department
University of Sherbrooke
2500, boul. de l'Université
Sherbrooke, Québec
J1K 2R1 Canada


Excellence fellowships for foreign students from the Government of Québec

Fellowships for foreign students at the PhD, or PDF level, or for short stays.

Internal competition date for Université de Sherbrooke: 24 August 2016. Please contact me before 17 August 2016.



A fourth international summer school on Computational Quantum Materials was held in Jouvence in June 2016. More than 70 students from every part of the world participated. The school archives are on its Web site.

$33.5M grant for research on quantum materials and quantum information in Sherbrooke

Patrick Sémon obtained his Phd and joined the team of G. Kotliar and K. Haule in November 2014.

The third Summer School on Computational Methods for Quantum Materials was held in Magog in May 2014. It attracted 70 international participants and more than 10 world class lecturers.

Louis-François Arsenault obtained his PhD and moved in February 2012 for a joint postdoc with A. Millis at Columbia and Peter Littlewood at Argonne National Lab.



Research area

Theoretical studies of strongly correlated electrons (or quantum materials) focusing mostly on models for high-temperature superconductors and layered organic superconductors.

Quantum Materials

Properties of high-temperature superconductors and layered organic superconductors cannot be explained by conventional theoretical approaches, despite the fact that these approaches have had spectacular sucesses. These successes are visible today in particular in modern electronics, that was built on the detailed fundamental understanding of semiconductors, metals and magnetic materials.

The conceptual and methodological challenges of high-temperature superconductor extends to many other classes of materials that have in common a very large anisotropy (one- or two-dimensional), the presence of strong interactions between electrons and the importance of collective quantum phenomena. These materials are collectively known as quantum materials. In addition to superconductivity, they can exhibit other spectacular and technologically useful properties such as unusually large thermopower, magnetoresistance, magnetocaloric effects etc...

Ongoing Research

  • Calculations of specific properties and mechanisms of strongly correlated superconductivity, including high-temperature superconductors, organic superconductors and other forms of non-conventional superconductivity using cluster generalizations of dynamical mean field theory.
  • Development of new methodology for strongly correlated electrons: Quantum Impurity solvers, Two-particle Self-Consistent Approach, inhomogeneous systems such as heterostructures...


  • B.Sc., Université de Montréal, 1974;
  • Ph.D., M.I.T., 1978;
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Cornell, 1980;



Visiting Scientist

  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 Septembre 86 - Septembre 87
  • Yale University, Septembre 2003 - January 2004.

Visiting Research Scientist

  • Institute for Theoretical Physics          Santa Barbara, California 4 Jan.- 4 March 89
  • Institute for Theoretical Physics          Santa Barbara,California 25 March-10 May 96.
  • Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences,      Cambridge, UK, 1 - 24 Feb. 2000
  • Institute for Theoretical Physics          Santa Barbara,Ca, 29 Aug. 2000 - 27 Jan. 2001.
  • Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics  Santa Barbara, Ca, 29 Jul. - 15 Aug. 2002
  • Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics  Santa Barbara, Ca, 13 Jul.. - 15 Aug. 2009

Associate professor

  • Université Laval, 2 Nov. 2010 - 1 Nov. 2013
  • Université Laval, 23 Oct. 2015 - 22 Oct. 2018

Research scholar

  • Harvard University, 6 Sept. 2011 - 19 Dec. 2011
  • Rutgers University, 15 Jan. 2012 - 26 Apr. 2012

Perimeter Institute Long Distance Affiliate Member

  • 30 Jan. 2012 - 30 Jan. 2015
  • 30 Jan. 2015 - 30 Jan. 2018

One month research chair for foreign scholar at Collège de France, 6 March - 3 April 2015

    Thesis supervisors and their supervisors

    I had two thesis supervisors: Bruce Patton (MIT) et Paul Martin (Harvard)

    From Rabi one can go back to Helmholtz, as indicated below:

    Hermann Ludwig von Helmholtz
    Arthur Webster (Founder of the American Physical Society)
    Albert Wills
    Isidor Rabi
    Julian Schwinger
    Walter Kohn               Paul Martin (Biographie)
    Bruce Patton 


    Biography, narrative 2010