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Catherine Kallin did her undergraduate work at UBC and her graduate work at
Harvard, where she received her Ph.D. in 1984. She was a postdoctoral fellow
at the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara before joining the
faculty at McMaster in 1986. She has spent research leaves at AT&T Bell
Laboratories (1988), the University of British Columbia (1990), Cornell
University (1992-93) and Stanford University (1996-97 and 2006). She has
been an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow and a General
Member of the Aspen Centre for Physics, and is a Fellow of the American
Physical Society and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute
for Advanced Research program in superconductivity. In 1996, she
received an E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship and a John Simon
Guggenheim Fellowship. She currently holds a Canada Research Chair in
Quantum Materials Theory.
Dr. Kallin's research is mainly
focused on the theory of strongly correlated electron systems. Examples
include the two-dimensional electron gas (as realized in GaAs/AlGaAs
heterojunctions, for example) in the quantum Hall effect regime, highly
frustrated magnetic systems, and the high temperature superconducting oxides.
Dr. Kallin employs both analytical and numerical techniques in her
research and her work ranges from the very theoretical to close collaboration
In particular, Dr. Kallin has ongoing collaborations
with Dr. A. Pinczuk at AT&T Bell Labs, relating to the effect of electronic
correlations in the two-dimensional electron gas, and with the experimental
group of Dr. W.N. Hardy at the University of British Columbia on the microwave
properties of the high temperature superconductors.
Present research projects include the development of a real space renormalization
group technique for two-dimensional quantum systems, anyon superfluidity on
triangle-based lattices and vortices in d-wave superconductors.
"Structure of a vortex line in a d-wave superconductor", P.I. Soininen,
C. Kallin and A.J. Berlinsky, Phys. Rev. B50, RC13883 (1994).
"Ginzburg-Landau theory of vortices in d-wave superconductors", A.J.
Berlinsky, A. Fetter, M. Franz, C. Kallin and P.I. Soininen, Phys. Rev.
Lett. 75, (1995).
"Superfluidity of Lattice Semions", D.L. Feder and C. Kallin, Phys. Rev. B51,
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