On 2013 November 25, CAP member Dr. J. Patrick Clancy, was announced as one of the 2013 Polanyi Prize Winners. Dr. Clancy is a postdoctoral fellow in the University of Toronto’s physics department. His research involves the study of novel quantum materials using advanced x-ray and neutron scattering techniques. He has published articles on a variety of topics, including low-dimensional magnetism, geometric frustration, and high temperature superconductivity. Dr. Clancy’s present work focuses on exploring the physics of iridium-based quantum materials in order to develop a better understanding of the unconventional electronic and magnetic properties that arise in heavy 5d transition metal oxides.
The John Charles Polanyi Prizes are awarded annually to up to five outstanding researchers in the early stages of their career who are continuing to post-doctoral studies or have recently started a faculty appointment at an Ontario university. In 2014, the prizes have a value of $20,000 each and are available in the areas broadly defined as Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Economic Science.
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