George A. Sawatzky



  • Senior Fellow
  • Quantum Materials


  • University of British Columbia
Department of Physics & Astronomy


  • Canada


PhD (Physics), University of Manitoba
BSc (Physics), University of Manitoba


George Sawatzky is a solid-state physicist who focuses on the electronic structure of nanostructured strongly correlated materials, such as magnetic materials, high temperature superconductors, and materials for molecular electronics applications.

He is also interested in the development and use of various synchrotron-based spectroscopic methods to study such systems, as well as theoretical methods to describe the relationships between their physical properties and chemical compositions, structures and morphologies.


Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 2002

Nieuwsblad van het Noorden prize, 1997

NWO-Spinoza award, 1996

Member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, 1991

Relevant Publications

Ebrahimnejad, H. et al. "The dynamics of a doped hole in a cuprate is not controlled by spin fluctuations." Nat. Phys. 10, no. 12 (December 2014): 951–55.