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Michel J. P. Gingras Condensed matter physicist

Michel Gingras’ 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.

Canadian Association of Physicists Brockhouse Medal, 2009.

Canadian Association of Physicists Herzberg Medal, 2001.

Cottrell Scholar Award, Research Corporation, 1999.

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

Relevant Publications

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

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



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University of WaterlooPhysics and Astronomy


PhD (Physics) University of British Columbia

MSc (Experimental and Theoretical Nonlinear Optics) Université Laval

BSc (Physics) Université Laval



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