Who to contact?
|Graduate Studies General Enquiries||Email:|
Phone: (905)525-9140 x24060
For general questions regarding the graduate program, please contact:
For interest in joining a specific research group, contact the faculty member directly and inquire if they are planning on taking on any new students (see the listing of faculty and their research interests). They will gladly provide you with more information about their research and potential positions.
- For questions you feel more comfortable asking a fellow student who is really in the program, the students listed below are all willing to receive emails from you with questions. A brief statement from each student regarding their research area is also provided.
|Clare Armstrong||Soft Condensed Matter (Experimental)||Rheinstadter|
|Prasanna Balasubramanian||Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (Theoretical)||O’Dell|
|Robert Cockcroft||Astrophysics (Observational)||Harris|
|Annie Hou||Astrophysics (Observational)||Parker|
|Josh McGraw||Soft Condensed Matter (Experimental)||Dalnoki-Veress|
|Patrick Rogers||Astrophysics (Theoretical)||Wadsley|
|Kate Ross||Condensed Matter Physics (Experimental)||Gaulin|
|Travis Williams||Condensed Matter Physics (Experimental)||Luke|
My research focuses on the dynamics of functioning membrane embedded proteins using inelastic neutron scattering. This technique has only recently been applied to the study of protein-protein interactions in biological membranes, thus making it possible to understand working proteins and their underlying mechanisms on a molecular level.
My research interests are in Ultracold atoms theory and Quantum optics. I specifically look at atom and laser light interactions when the atoms are cooled very close to absolute zero.
Within the field of globular clusters, I look at distributions between metal-rich and metal-poor stars with the aim of providing more information about galaxy formation and evolution.
My research involves studying the dynamical states galaxy groups, and how they may relate to the evolution of galaxies. The probability of galactic interactions and mergers is arguably the highest in the group environment, providing some very interesting sites for dynamical studies. I look at both local and moderate redshift groups to see how the groups evolve with redshift.
Soft Condensed Matter Experiment
My research focuses on the formation, through gravitational instabilities, of giant planets in protostellar disks. Specifically, I am improving the radiative processes in the Gasoline smooth-partice-hydrodynamics code. This code is used to run numerical simulations of these systems using the SHARCNET computing facilities.
Working in Bruce Gaulin's group, I use neutron and x-ray scattering techniques to study magnetic materials that have unusual properties at low temperatures. My thesis is focused on "geometrically frustrated magnetism", a simple phenomenon which leads to extremely complex behaviour, and which is realized in materials that crystallize in a "pyrochlore" type lattice. I have grown single crystals of materials with this lattice structure, and then investigated their magnetic correlations and dynamics at temperatures as low as 30mK.
I study magnetism and superconductivity using a variety of techniques, including magnetometry, resistivity and Muon spin rotation. The goal of our group is to understand the novel quantum mechanical properties of these materials to understand the nature of superconductivity.