Bruce D. Gaulin



  • Fellow
  • Quantum Materials


  • McMaster University
Department of Physics & Astronomy


  • Canada


PhD (Physics), McMaster University
BSc (Physics), McGill University


Bruce Gaulin specializes in experimental condensed matter physics, focusing on neutron and X-ray scattering studies of new magnetic and superconducting materials.

Gaulin’s neutron scattering efforts have focused on new time-of-flight neutron scattering infrastructure, and on the first optical floating zone image furnace laboratory in Canada for the production of large, high-quality single crystals of superconducting and magnetic oxides.

Gaulin’s research lab has produced very high-quality single crystals of a range of interesting quantum materials, including new geometrically frustrated magnets; new quantum, singlet ground state magnets; and related high temperature superconductors. Much of his recent work has been directed to understanding novel spin liquids, spin ice and spin glass states in new magnets at low temperatures.


Brockhouse Medal, Canadian Association of Physicists, 2011

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 2010

Relevant Publications

Rule, K.C. et al. "Polarized inelastic neutron scattering of the partially ordered Tb2Sn2O7." Phys. Rev. B. 76 (December 2007): 212405.