Affleck elected Fellow of the Royal Society

Ian Affleck
Ian Affleck
Ian Affleck has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in its 350th anniversary year. The Fellowship of the Royal Society is composed of 1300 of the most distinguished scientists from the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries and the Republic of Ireland. Fellows of the Royal Society are elected for life.

The society's citation reads Ian Affleck has made numerous ground-breaking contributions across a wide range of theoretical physics. His early work on dynamical supersymmetry breaking and the Affleck-Dine mechanism for baryogenesis had strong impact on particle physics. In mathematical physics, he contributed to important rigorous results on valence-bond groundstates in antiferromagnets. He has authored many seminal works in condensed matter theory applying field theoretic methods to systems of experimental relevance, e.g. staggered flux phases and local SU(2) gauge invariance in the theory of strongly correlated fermions relevant to high temperature superconductors and non-abelian bosonization methods in one-dimensional quantum many body problems.

Ian received his advanced degrees from Havard and has been with the dept since 1987. His research interests include high-Tc superconductivity, low dimensional magnetism, quantum wires and quantum dots.

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