Lindsay J. LeBlanc



  • Fellow
  • Quantum Materials


  • University of Alberta
Department of Physics


  • Canada


PhD, University of Toronto
MA, University of Toronto
BS (Engineering Physics), University of Alberta


Lindsay LeBlanc is a quantum physicist who focuses on the many-body behaviour of quantum gas systems, especially in magnetic and superfluid-type behaviours.

In her Ultracold Quantum Gases Laboratory at the University of Alberta, LeBlanc uses quantum simulation to study the emergence, preservation and demise of many-body correlated quantum systems. Her approach exploits the exceptional precision and control available in ultracold gases, to experimentally mimic the properties of difficult-to-study quantum materials.

LeBlanc also studies the hybridization of conventional solid state devices with ultracold gases, with the goal of extending quantum correlations between systems. To do so, she exploits the sensitivity of the atomic systems and the integration of solid-state devices with conventional computation. Through this research, she seeks to understand how the correlations among individual quantum particles can be best engineered and manipulated to find and create new types of quantum correlations and materials.


Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Ultracold Atoms for Quantum Simulation, 2013 to present

Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures (AITF) Strategic Chair in Hybrid Quantum Systems, 2013 to present

CAP DAMPhi Thesis Prize, 2011

Relevant Publications

Tretiakov, A., and L.J. LeBlanc. "Magnetic-field-mediated coupling and control in hybrid atomic-nanomechanical systems." Phys. Rev. A 94 (2016).

Potts, C.A. et al. "Tunable open-access microcavities for on-chip cQED." Appl. Phys. Lett. 108 (2016).

LeBlanc, L.J. “Quantum Physics: Two-atom bunching.” Nature 520 (2015): 36–37.

LeBlanc, L.J. "Atomic Physics: Polar Exploration.” Nature 505 (2014): 627–28.

LeBlanc, L.J. et al. "Gauge Matters: Observing the vortex-nucleation transition in a Bose-Einstein condensate." New J. of Phys. 17, no. 6 (2015): 065016.