Louis Taillefer, Ph.D.

Professor, Canada Research Chair in Quantum Materials, Quantum Institute & Department of Physics, Université de Sherbrooke
Co-Director, Quantum Materials Program, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Taillefer is the Canada Research Chair on Quantum Materials at the Université de Sherbrooke in Canada. He is an experimental condensed matter physicist who investigates unconventional superconductors and other ‘quantum materials’ in which electron interactions lead to novel electronic properties. His discoveries have been recognized with several awards, including the Simon Memorial Prize in 2017 and the Heike Kamerlingh Onnes Prize in 2018. From 1998 to 2019, Taillefer was Director of the Quantum Materials Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) — a highly interactive network of up to 60 Canadian and international researchers widely regarded as the leading research network on superconductivity.

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