Ian Keith Affleck
General Physics, Subatomic Particles, Optics, Biophysics, Theoretical Physics
Researching the theory of elementary particles, condensed matter and cosmology
The Royal Society of Canada has described Affleck as one of the best known theoretical physicists of his generation. Affleck’s expertise is on the theory of elementary particles. He applies ideas from quantum field theory to a wide range of topics, spanning particle and condensed matter physics and including statistical mechanics, supergravity and superconductivity. His theories bridge the behaviours of elementary particles (neutrons, protons and quarks) with those of condensed matter (solids such as crystals, semiconductors, metals and gems.) He is invited world-wide to lecture and to work with researchers on the leading edge of particle physics and theoretical condensed matter physics.