2011 Medal Winners | francais

The 2011 CAP/DCMMP Brockhouse Medal

is awarded to

Bruce D. Gaulin

"I'm very grateful to accept this honour, named after my former colleague and science hero, Bert Brockhouse. All of the work I'm involved in is highly collaborative, and I feel this award clearly reflects the talents of many wonderful students and colleagues." winner citation

The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is pleased to announce that the 2011 CAP/DCMMP Brockhouse Medal is awarded to Bruce D. Gaulin, McMaster University, for his internationally recognized contributions to the field of collective phenomena in magnetic, superconducting and structural systems using X-ray and neutron scattering techniques. announcement

Bruce Gaulin is well known for his work on neutron and x-ray scattering on geometrically frustrated and low-dimensional magnetic systems. In these systems, conventional long range order is prevented and novel quantum states can emerge. Gaulin's discovery of an entangled state in Tb2Ti2O7 has let to extensive theoretical work aimed at understanding this exotic state of matter as well as a host of experimental studies on related systems. His leadership has been crucial in building the CFI funded instrument at the Spallation Neutron Source at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is presently the chair of the Neutron Scattering Society of America and has served on and chaired numerous program and advisory committees at major facilities around the world. nominator citation

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