Ian Affleck

Researcher Profile

Ian Affleck
First Name: 
Last Name: 
Office Room: 
Hennings 406
Tel (office): 
(604) 822-2137
Research Group(s): 
Condensed Matter
Theoretical Physics
Students Wanted: 
actively recruiting
Bachelor's Degree: 
Trent, 1975, Physics & Mathematics
Master's Degree: 
Harvard, 1976, Physics
Doctoral Degree: 
Harvard, 1979, Physics
Employment History: 

Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows, 1979-1981
Assistant Professor, Princeton University, 1981-1987
Professor, U.B.C., 1987-2003
Professor, Boston University, 2001-2003
Killam University Professor, U.B.C., 2003-
Chercheur, Centre d'Etudes Scientifiques de Salcay, 1984-1985
Researcher, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara, 1999-2000


Governor General's Medal 1975
Sloan Foundation Fellow 1983-1987
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research:
Fellow 1987-2001
Associate 2001-2008
Fellow 2008-
National Research Council Steacie Prize 1988
Canadian Association of Physicists Herzberg Medal 1990
Royal Society of Canada Rutherford Medal in Physics 1991
Fellow of Royal Society of Canada/Canadian Academy of Sciences 1991-
UBC Senior Killam Research Prize, 1992
UBC Jacob Biely Prize, 1992
Can. Assoc. of Physicists/Centre de Recherche Mathematique Prize for Math./Theor. Physics 1997
B.C. Science Council New Frontiers in Research Award 1998
Honourary Doctor of Laws degree Trent University 1998
Fellow, American Physical Society 2003
Can. Assoc. of Physicists Medal for Acheivement in Physics 2006
Fellow of Royal Society (London) 2010
Onsager Prize, American Physical Society, 2012


Research Area: 
Condensed Matter Theory
Research Topics: 
Superconductivity, Quantum Magnetism, Quantum Impurities, Field Theory Methods in Condensed Matter Physics

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