Ian Affleck  

Born  
Alma mater  Trent University Harvard University 
Awards 

Scientific career  
Fields  Condensed matter theory, superconductivity, quantum magnetism, quantum impurities 
Doctoral advisor  Sidney R. Coleman 
Ian Keith Affleck is a Canadian physicist specializing in condensed matter physics. He is (in 2013) Killam University Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia.
Affleck holds numerous awards including the 2006 CAP Medal for Lifetime Achievement and the 2014 DCMMP Brockhouse Medal.^{[3]} He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2010.^{[4]}
Ian Affleck currently studies theoretical aspects of condensed matter physics, including high temperature superconductivity, low dimensional magnetism, quantum dots and quantum wires.^{[5]}
Ian Affleck has made many important contributions to theoretical and mathematical physics.^{[6]} He began his career in high energy theory (HEP), and has successfully applied many techniques from HEP to condensed matter. In particular, he has applied conformal field theory techniques to low dimensional magnetism, Kondo effects and quantum impurity problems. In doing so, he enjoys finding "mathematically elegant solutions" to problems.^{[7]} He is also a member of the CIFAR's Superconductivity Program and the Cosmology and Gravity Program.^{[8]}
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