Michel J. P. Gingras



  • Senior Fellow
  • Quantum Materials


  • University of Waterloo
physics & astronomy department


  • Canada


PhD (Physics), University of British Columbia
MSc (Experimental and Theoretical Nonlinear Optics), Université Laval
BSc (Physics), Université Laval


Michel Gingras is a condensed matter physicist. His main interests are in the field of theoretical condensed matter physics, with a focus on systems with random disorder.

He is also interested in strongly correlated classical and quantum condensed matter systems subject to strongly competing, or frustrated, interactions. Gingras’ lab frequently collaborates with experimentalists to test theoretical ideas developed in the group. They use a variety of analytical and computational methods, including large-scale numerical simulations, to address these areas of research.


Killam Research Fellowship, 2012

Fellow, American Physical Society, 2011

Brockhouse Medal, Canadian Association of Physicists, 2009

Herzberg Medal, Canadian Association of Physicists, 2001

Cottrell Scholar Award, Research Corporation, 1999

E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 2003

Relevant Publications

Hao, Z. et al. “Bosonic Many-Body Theory of Quantum Spin Ice.” Phys. Rev. B 90 (2014): 214430.

Gingras, M.J.P., and P.A. McClarty. “Quantum Spin Ice: A Search For Gapless Quantum Spin Liquids in Pyrochlore Magnets.” Rep. Prog. Phys. 77 (2014): 056501.