Professor and Canada Research Chair in Condensed Matter Physics & Statistical Mechanics

Research interests: quantum magnetism, frustrated classical and quantum magnetism, spin ice, random disordered condensed matter systems


Professor Gingras’ main interests are in the field of theoretical condensed matter physics, with a focus on systems with random disorder. He is also interested in strongly correlated classical and quantum condensed matter systems subject to strongly competing, or frustrated, interactions. Gingras’ lab frequently collaborates with experimentalists to test theoretical ideas developed in the group. They use a variety of analytical and computational methods, including large-scale numerical simulations, to address these areas of research.


  • 1990 PhD Physics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1985 MSc Physics, Université Laval, Laval, Québec, Canada
  • 1983 BSc Physics, Université Laval, Laval, Québec, Canada

Michel Gingras

University of Waterloo