Louis Taillefer

Louis Taillefer

Professor, Department of Physics
Canada Research Chair in Quantum Materials, Université de Sherbrooke
Co-Director, Quantum Materials Program, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)

Louis Taillefer is the Canada Research Chair in Quantum Materials at the Université de Sherbrooke, in Québec, where he leads a research group specialized in the experimental investigation of superconductors and correlated electrons at very low temperature and in high magnetic fields.

He has received a number of awards, including the Killam Prize in natural sciences (2012), the Simon Memorial Prize in low-temperature physics (2017) and the Kamerlingh Onnes Prize in superconductivity (2018), for pioneering experimental work in superconductivity, in particular the discovery of multicomponent superconductivity, quantum oscillations and quantum critical points in heavy-fermion and copper-oxide superconductors.

Taillefer has fostered collaborative research at the international level, as Director of the Quantum Materials Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) since 1998 (and now as co-director), a highly interactive network bringing together researchers from Canada, Asia, Europe and the US, to explore and understand phenomena such as high-temperature superconductivity, topological protection, magnetic frustration and Planckian dissipation. 

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