2009 Medal Winners | francais

The 2009 CAP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

is awarded to

Hong Guo

"I am extremely happy and honoured to be named the recipient of the 2009 CAP-CRM Prize. I wish to thank CAP and CRM for this generous recognition" winner citation

The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) and the Centre de recherches mathématiques (CRM) are pleased to announce that the 2009 CAP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics is awarded to Hong Guo, McGill University, for his pioneering work on the ab initio theory of transport in nanoscale systems, including the theory of circuits in which current flows through molecules. announcement

Hong Guo produced many original works covering a wide-range of topics in quantum transport theory, non-equilibrium Green’s function formalism, electron scattering theory in semiconductor nanostructures, time-dependent and high frequency quantum transport theory, strongly correlated phenomena in quantum dots, new nano-scale quantum device concepts and operation principles, and application of density functional theory atomistic techniques to understand charge/spin transport. Hong Guo has developed new theoretical formalism and associated modeling tools that involves a close coupling of quantum physics, non-equilibrium statistical physics, materials physics and atomistic first principles methods, for investigating nano-electronic devices.

Hong Guo has solved the crucial theoretical problem of quantitative prediction of non-equilibrium quantum transport in atomic/molecular scale devices, by developing an entirely new electronic structure theory which goes beyond the equilibrium closed/isolated or periodic systems conventionally seen in quantum chemistry and solid state physics. Guo’s work represents a qualitative advance of quantum transport as well as electronic structure theory that has become the state-of-the-art in nanoelectronic device theory now used by a wide range of researchers including industrial device researchers. Guo has also contributed extensively on other important issues of quantum transport. Very notable was his work on solving the alternating current partition problem using the non-equilibrium Green's function approach. His work provided very important insight concerning high frequency quantum transport in nano-scale systems, nonlinear quantum capacitance, operational speed of nano-scale devices, and quantum RLC circuits. He has built a unique research program in Canada with top international reputation. The impact of his work is international with not only scientific value but also direct relevance to practical application. nominator citation

Hong Guo will receive the 2009 CAP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics during the CAP's awards banquet to be held at the Université de Moncton in Moncton, New Brunswick, on June 9th, 2009.

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