Welcome to Rob Hill's Low Temperature Physics Group

Our research is the experimental study of materials whose exotic properties are dominated by the collective quantum mechanical nature of their electrons and defy explanation using current theoretical paradigms.

The difficult challenge of predicting emergent collective electronic properties means that such search and discovery is lead by experiment.

Our research provides the precise low temperature measurements of fundamental properties which form the benchmarks against which theoretical understanding is tested.

We are part of the Quantum Matters Group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo.

Electrons form the lifeblood of modern technology, but we cannot expect to harness all the potentialities they have to offer until we can understand the complex ways they can behave in the wide variety of different environments presented by new materials.