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Dr. Graeme LukeMcMaster University
Condensed matter systems provide an exciting laboratory for observing new states of quantum matter via emergence, where the collective behavior of electrons results in quasi-particles with fractional statistics, spin-charge separation, magnetic monopoles and Majorana fermions (particles that are their own anti-particles). I will describe how we design and synthesize new quantum materials that can host these exotic new states of matter and then use a variety of experimental techniques including muon spin relaxation and neutron scattering to probe their properties.
Graeme Luke is a Professor of Physics at McMaster University and a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. He received his PhD in Physics from UBC in 1988 and a BASc from Queen’s University in 1984. He was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University, where he continued as an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society who has published 296 papers and has an h-index of 54. His graduate students have gone on to faculty and permanent research staff positions as well as to industry.