University of Waterloo
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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
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New generations of materials are constantly being discovered experimentally and predicted theoretically that confound our conventional understanding of how metals, insulators and semi-conductors work. These new materials, classified as Quantum Materials, involve strong-correlations between electrons or magnetic moments, quantum entanglement, topology or frustration, and lead to emergent phenomena like superconductivity, magnetic monopoles or topological insulators – phenomena that are often intriguing for both a fundamental understanding of materials, but also for their vast technological potential.
Researchers in the Quantum Matters group work on topics including high temperature superconductivity, frustrated magnetism and spin-ice, topological insulators, spin-liquids and quantum entanglement and quantum machine learning.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.