Louis Taillefer

Superconducting Materials, physics of electrons, crystals, metals, ceramics

World expert on superconductivity

"Follow your intuition. In my own experience, this has always paid off."

Birthdate
October 28, 1959

Birthplace
Montreal, Québec

Residence
Sherbrooke, Québec

Family Members
  • Father: Laurent Taillefer
  • Mother: Andrée Lepage
  • Spouse: Louise Brisson, Architect
  • Four brothers, including an identical twin
  • Two children: Raphaël, Charlotte

Personality
Open minded, happy, optimistic

Favorite Music
Bach, Leonard Cohen, Richard Desjardins

Other Interests
Waldorf school, cross country skiing, kids

Title
Professor

Office
Département de physique, Université de Sherbrooke

Status
Working

Degrees
  • BSc. (Physics), McGill, Montreal, 1982
  • PhD. (Physics), Cambridge, England, 1986

Awards
  • Herzberg Medal (Canadian Association of Physicists), 1998
  • E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship (NSERC), 1998
  • Scientist of the year, Radio Canada, 2002
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2003
  • Brockhouse Medal (Canadian Association of Physicists), 2003
  • Prix Marie-Victorin, Government of Quebec, 2003
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, 2007
  • Medal of Achievement (Canadian Association of Physicists), 2008
  • Member of the Order of Canada, 2010
  • Killam Prize in the Natural Sciences, 2012

Mentor

Gil Lonzarich, Cambridge professor who taught high standards and to have confidence that you can push the limits. Claude Côté, farmer who showed that you could do anything, make anything, there are no limits if you trust your abilities.


Last Updated
May 10, 2012

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