John Berlinsky

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Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics

Areas of Research:

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).