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 physique.usherbrooke.ca
office : D2-1072
Excellence fellowships for foreign students from the Government of Québec
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.Computational Methods for Quantum Materials was held in Magog in May 2014. It attracted 70 international participants and more than 10 world class lecturers.
Theoretical studies of strongly correlated electrons (or quantum materials) focusing mostly on models for high-temperature superconductors and layered organic superconductors.
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...
- 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;
- Oustanding Referee, American Physical Society, 2015 (Letter)
- Fellow American Physical Society 2014
- CAP Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Physics, 2014 (Acknowledgments)
- Canada Research Chair in Condensed Matter Physics (Tier I) January 2001 to January 2015
- Member of the Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters of Canada (F.R.S.C.) , 2004
- Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research since 1988
- Urgel-Archambault Prize, ACFAS, Septembre 2003
- Director Centre de recherches en physique du solide, 1991-1999
- ACP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, 2001 (Acknowledgments)
- Killam Fellow, Arts Council, 1992-1994
- Steacie Fellow, N.S.E.R.C., 1987-1989
- Herzberg medal, Canadian Association of Physicists, 1986
- 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
- Université Laval, 2 Nov. 2010 - 1 Nov. 2013
- Université Laval, 23 Oct. 2015 - 22 Oct. 2018
- 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 supervisorsI had two thesis supervisors: Bruce Patton (MIT) et Paul Martin (Harvard)
- Bruce Patton , * who was a student of Vinay Ambegaokar * . The latter was also supervisor of my postdoc. Ambegaokar was a student of Walter Kohn * (Nobel Prize in Chemistry , 1998, who was in Sherbrooke during the war, (Liaison )). The thesis supervisor of the W. Kohn was Julian Schwinger * , (Nobel Prize in Physics 1965)
- Paul Martin, * who was a student of Julian Schwinger * , (Nobel Prize in Physics 1965) who was a student of Isidor Isaac Rabi (Nobel Prize in Physics 1944).
From Rabi one can go back to Helmholtz, as indicated below: