17 March 2017

Professor and Physicist from the Université de Sherbrooke Wins Prestigious Award from the Institute of Physics

Louis Taillefer is the first Canadian recipient of the Memorial Prize, which is awarded to physicists who distinguish themselves through their significant contribution in the field of low-temperature physics.

A Professor at the Université de Sherbrooke’s Faculty of Science and physicist member of the Institut Quantique, Louis Taillefer was honoured with the 2017 Simon Memorial Prize.

The Institute of Physics (IOP) awards this international prize to recognize distinguished work in the field of experimental or theoretical low-temperature physics. Professor Taillefer was chosen for his cutting-edge contributions in the area of unconventional superconductors.

His workLouis Taillefer

Professor Taillefer is recognized for his contributions in the field of superconductivity of materials; his contributions were made possible using powerful experimental techniques. In 2016, his team identified a key signature in quantum phase transitions that explains why copper oxides are the most powerful known superconductors.

The Université de Sherbrooke gathers world leaders in research and interdisciplinary training in quantum science and technology in its Institut Quantique.

Sources: Université de Sherbrooke and Institute of Physics (IOP)
Photo credits: Université de Sherbrooke

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