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John Berlinsky

Portrait de John Berlinsky

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Phone: x5190

John is responsible for the academic programs of the Institute, including undergraduate summer students, graduate students and relationships with partner universities.  He is also the Director of Perimeter Scholars International, a Masters program in theoretical physics run jointly by Perimeter and the University of Waterloo.

Research Interests

My research is in the area of condensed matter theory and statistical mechanics, with a particular emphasis on quantum magnetism and high temperature superconductivity. Working with Catherine Kallin at McMaster, I have been involved in large-scale computer simulations of vortices in unconventional superconductors, studies of frustrated spin systems on kagome and pyrochlore lattices, and the microwave response of high temperature superconductors. Most recently I have have been working on topological superconductivity and quantum oscillations in high temperature superconductors.

Positions Held

  • 2009- Academic Program Director Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • 2007 Visiting Scientist Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 2006 Visiting Professor Physics, Stanford University
  • 2000-05 Department Chair Physics & Astronomy, McMaster
  • 1996-97 Visiting Professor Physics, Stanford University
  • 1991 Visiting Scientist Physics, University of British Columbia
  • 1986-96 Director Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research, McMaster University
  • 1986-2011 Professor Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University
  • 1986 Visiting Scientist Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 1985 86 Professor Physics, University of British Columbia
  • 1981-82 Visiting Scientist Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1981-85 Associate Professor Physics, University of British Columbia
  • 1977-81 Assistant Professor Physics, University of British Columbia
  • 1975-77 Faculty Member Physics, University of Amsterdam
  • 1972-75 Post Doctoral Fellow Physics, University of British Columbia

Awards

  • Fellow, American Physical Society 1996 -
  • Associate of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Quantum Materials Program1995 - 2012
  • Rutherford Prize in Physics, Royal Society of Canada 1987
  • UBC Killam Senior Fellowship 1981-1982
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship 1979 -1982

Recent Publications

  • M. Zelli, Catherine Kallin, A. John Berlinsky, "Quantum Oscillations in a $\pi$-Striped Superconductor," Phys. Rev. B 86, 104507 (2012).
  • M. Zelli, Catherine Kallin, A. John Berlinsky, "The Mixed State of a Pi-Striped Superconductor," Phys. Rev. B 84, 174525 (2011)
  • C. Kallin and A.J. Berlinsky, "Is Sr2RuO4 a Chiral p-wave Superconductor?" J. Phys. Cond. Matt. 21, 164201 (2009).
  • D. Dalidovich, A. J. Berlinsky, and C. Kallin, "Superfluid density near the critical temperature in the presence of random planar defects," Phys. Rev. B 78, 214508 (2008).
  • F. Lin, E.S. Sorensen, C. Kallin and A.J. Berlinsky, "Strong Correlation Effects in the Fullerene C20", Phys. Rev. B 76, 033414 (2007) .
  • Denis Dalidovich, Rastko Sknepnek, A. John Berlinsky, Junhua Zhang, and Catherine Kallin,"Spin Structure Factor of the Frustrated Quantum Magnet Cs_2CuCl_4," Phys. Rev. B 73, 184403 (2006)
  • A. Ghosal, C. Kallin and A.J. Berlinsky, "Competition between antiferromagnetism and superconductivity in d-wave vortices", Phys. Rev. B66, 214502 (2002).