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HFM to be hosted at McMaster University in 2012
January 15th, 2012
The International Conference on Highly Frustrated Magnetism (HFM) is to be hosted at McMaster University in June 2012. Details for registration and abstract submission can be found at http://www.hfm2012.com/
Undergraduate researcher Casey Marjerrison wins best poster prize at CUPC
October 21st, 2011
Casey's poster on the crystal growth of Vanadium based oxides won first prize at the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference. Congratulations Casey!
Jimin Zhang joins group as MSc student
September 1st, 2011
Welcome to the group, Jimin!
Jeremy Carlo moves on to faculty position
September 1st, 2011
Jeremy Carlo, a post doctoral researcher working with Bruce and formerly stationed at Chalk River, has been hired as Faculty at Villanova University. Congratulations Jeremy!
Pat Clancy receives Banting Fellowship
September 1st, 2011
Pat Clancy, a Gaulin group alumus, has been awarded the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, issued by the government of Canada. Pat is holding this fellowship at the University of Toronto. Congratulations and well done, Pat!
MAD is operational
April 1st, 2011
The new neutron spectrometer (MAD) is officially operational at the McMaster Nuclear Reactor. This instrument is being actively used by groups at University of Toronto, University of Winnipeg, and McMaster. Please contact Bruce for information about using MAD.
Pat Clancy and Kate Ross give Invited Talks at the 2011 APS March Meeting in Dallas
March 21st, 2011
Grad students Pat Clancy and Kate Ross both gave prestigious Invited Talks at the 2011 APS March Meeting in Dallas, Texas. Pat talked about "Neutron Scattering Studies of the S=1/2 Triangular Lattice Magnets NaNiO2 and LiNiO2" while Kate talked about "From Two Dimensional Correlations to a Disordered Ground State in the XY Pyrochlore, Yb2Ti2O7". Way to go Pat and Kate!
Pat Clancy successfully defends Ph.D.
December 3rd, 2010
Pat has been a student with Bruce since starting his M.Sc. in 2004. His Ph.D. thesis is titled "X-ray and Neutron Scattering Studies of Unconventional Spin-Peierls Systems". He is moving on to a Post Doctoral position at the University of Toronto, with Young June Kim (http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~yjkim/). Congratulations Pat!
McMaster Neutron Scatterers Win Prizes from the Canadian Association of Physicists
June 11th, 2010
In the student paper competition at the most recent CAP congress, Kate Ross and Patrick Clancy won 3rd and 1st place, respectively, in the division of Condensed Matter and Materials Physics. Clare Armstrong (supervised by Prof. Maikel Rheinstadter at McMaster University) won first place in the division of Medical and Biological Physics. The first place winners then went head-to-head in the finals, with Clare claiming first place and Patrick second overall.
Jacob Ruff successfully defends PhD
May 25th, 2010
On April 23rd, Jacob successfully defended his thesis, entitled "Competing interactions in rare-earth pyrochlore magnets: Insights from x-rays and neutrons". Jacob is now a Director's Fellow at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Lab.
New neutron spectrometer due for completion at MNR
March 18th, 2010
The McMaster Nuclear Reactor (MNR) is located just steps from the Department of Physics and Astronomy. This 3MW reactor is now home to a brand new neutron spectrometer that will be used by Bruce's group for material characterization. Development of this instrument began about 4 years ago, and the efforts of Bruce Gaulin, Mel Potter (of Chalk River Laboratories), Pat Clancy, Katharina Fritsch, Greg van Gastel and John Paul Castellan (of Argonne National Lab) are now due to come to completion at the end of March. This is an exciting moment in the history of neutron scattering at the reactor, and of Bruce's group! (see the Facilities page for more information).
Kate Ross returns from research visit to Japan
February 27th, 2010
Kate returned from a 10 day visit to Japan where she visited with our collaborator, Prof. Hiroyuki Nojiri and his group at Tohoku University, before moving on to the JAEA neutron scattering facilities at Tokai, the SPring8 synchrotron radiation facility at Himeji, and Kyoto. Kate gave talks at JAEA, Tokai and at Kyoto University on "Unexpected Frustration, 2D Spin Correlations, and Field Induced Order in Yb2Ti2O7".
Sara Haravifard successfully defends PhD
January 26th, 2010
Sara started her studies in Bruce's group in 2003 as a Master's student. Her Ph.D. thesis is titled "Neutron Scattering Studies of Low Dimensional Quantum Magnets". She has accepted a post doctorate position at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Lab (http://www.anl.gov/).
Jacob Ruff chosen for Director's Fellowship at Argonne National Lab
November 5th, 2009
Jacob has accepted the Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship at Argonne National Lab (http://www.anl.gov/), appointed jointly between the x-ray science and materials science divisions. He will take up this position after defending his PhD thesis in April 2010.
Jeremy Carlo arrives to start new postdoc, joint with CNBC Chalk River
November 1st, 2009
Jeremy started his postdoc in neutron scattering, jointly supervised by Bruce and Zahra Yamani at Chalk River. Jeremy completed his PhD at Columbia University, working with Prof. Tomo Uemura in muSR studies of exotic magnets, metals, and superconductors.
Bruce Gaulin named Director of BIMR
September 1st, 2009
Bruce Gaulin begins his position as Director of the Brockhouse Institute of Materials Research (BIMR). This institute is based a McMaster University, and brings together researchers within the chemistry, physics, and engineering departments who work on materials preparation and characterization.(http://www.brockhouse.mcmaster.ca/).