Massimo Boninsegni

Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics Admin

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics Admin
Email
m.boninsegni@ualberta.ca
Address
3-185 Centennial Ctr For Interdisciplinary SCS II
11335 Saskatchewan Drive NW
EdmontonAB
T6G 2H5

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Theoretical condensed matter physics quantum many-body problem superconductivity superfluidity Bose condensation Quantum Monte Carlo simulations computational physics


About

Education

BSc, Physics, 1986, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy

PhD, Physics, 1992, Florida State University, USA


Professional experience

´╗┐Postdoctoral Research Associate, NCSA, University of Illinois, 1992-1995

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Delaware, 1995-1997

Assistant Professor, San Diego State University, 1997-2001

Associate Professor, San Diego State University, 2001-2002

Associate Professor, University of Alberta, 2002-2005

Professor, University of Alberta, 2005-present


Honors and Awards

Fellow, American Physical Society, Division of Computational Physics (2008)

Courses

PHYS 124 - Particles and Waves

Algebra-based course primarily for students in life, environmental, and medical sciences. It guides the student through two distinct types of motion: motion of matter (particles) and wave motion. Vectors, forces, bodies in equilibrium, review of kinematics and basic dynamics; conservation of momentum and energy; circular motion; vibrations; elastic waves in matter; sound; wave optics; black body radiation, photons, de Broglie waves. Examples relevant in environmental, life, and medical sciences will be emphasized. Prerequisites: Physics 20 or equivalent, Mathematics 30-1. Physics 30 is strongly recommended. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of PHYS 124, 144, EN PH 131 or SCI 100. Note: To proceed to PHYS 146 after taking PHYS 124, it is strongly recommended that a minimum grade of B- be achieved in PHYS 124.

Spring Term 2022 Winter Term 2023

PHYS 541 - Condensed Matter Physics I

Crystal structure and symmetries; electrons and band structure; semiconductors and heterostructures; lattice vibrations and thermal properties.

Winter Term 2023

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