Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics
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3-179 Centennial Ctr For Interdisciplinary SCS II
11335 Saskatchewan Drive NWEdmonton ABT6G 2H5
BASc (Engineering Science) Univ of Toronto, 1983
MSc McMaster University, 1984
PhD McMaster University, 1988
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1988-1990, Univ. of California, San Diego
Research Scientist, 1990-1997, Chalk River Laboratories
Adjunct Professor of Physics, 1991-1997, McMaster University
Associate Professor, 1997-2001, University of Alberta
Professor, 2001-present, University of Alberta
Director of the Theoretical Physics Institute, 2001-2008, University of Alberta
Acting Chair, 2009, Dept. of Physics, University of Alberta
Associate Chair, Research, 2013-2015, Dept. of Physics, University of Alberta
Acting Chair, 2015-2016, Dept. of Physics, University of Alberta
Associate Chair, Graduate Studies, 2017-Oct. 2018., Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Alberta
Interim Dean of Science, Oct. 2018-June 2019, University of Alberta
Theory of high-temperature superconductivity
Strong electron correlations in solids
The Electron-phonon Interaction in Solids
Spin current-induced Spin-flip interactions
Significant development of Undergraduate Quantum Mechanics through research topics --- see publications on my research website (under links) or on the ArXiv.
PHYS 415 - Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics I
Lattice structure and binding; lattice vibrations; electrons in solids, band structure of metals, Fermi surface; semiconductors and junctions; paramagnetism and diamagnetism; introduction to lattice defects. Prerequisites: PHYS 311 and 372, and MATH 337 or ECE 341 or equivalent.
PHYS 472 - Quantum Mechanics B
Review of the postulates of quantum mechanics; quantization of angular momentum; matrix representations, spin and parity; approximation methods; perturbation theory; variational and other methods; applications; scattering theory; systems of identical particles. Prerequisites: PHYS 372, and MATH 337 or ECE 341 or equivalent, and MATH 311 or 411 or MA PH 351.
PHYS 541 - Condensed Matter Physics I
Crystal structure and symmetries; electrons and band structure; semiconductors and heterostructures; lattice vibrations and thermal properties.