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Lindsay J. LeBlanc Quantum physicist

Lindsay LeBlanc’s research 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.


Canada Research Chair in Ultracold Atoms for Quantum Simulation (Tier II), 2013-Present.

Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures (AITF) Strategic Chair in Hybrid Quantum Systems, 2013-Present.

CAP DAMPhi Thesis Prize, 2011.

Relevant Publications

A. Tretiakov and L.J. LeBlanc, "Magnetic-field-mediated coupling and control in hybrid atomic-nanomechanical systems," Phys. Rev. A 94, 043802, 2016.

C.A. Potts, A. Melnyk, H. Ramp, M.H. Bitarafan, D. Vick, L.J. LeBlanc, J.P. Davis, R.G. DeCorby, "Tunable open-access microcavities for on-chip cQED," Appl. Phys. Lett. 108, 041103, 2016.

L. J. LeBlanc, Quantum Physics: Two-atom bunching (News and Views), Nature 520, 36-37, 2015.

L. J. LeBlanc, "Atomic Physics: Polar Exploration (News and Views)", Nature 505, 627-628, 2014.

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



Fellow Quantum Materials


University of AlbertaDepartment of Physics


PhD University of Toronto

MA University of Toronto

BS (Engineering Physics) University of Alberta



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