14 Feb, 2014
The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) is pleased to announce five new Fellow and Senior Fellow appointments to the Institute.
These researchers join the CIFAR community in the following research programs:
Mark Halpern, University of British Columbia, is appointed Senior Fellow in the Cosmology & Gravity program. Halpern’s primary focus is measuring the Cosmic Microwave Background, thermal radiation left over from the Big Bang.
Ingrid Stairs, University of British Columbia, is appointed Senior Fellow in the Cosmology & Gravity program. Her research in astrophysics involves observing radio pulsars — pulsing, spinning neutron stars that emit radiation — along with companion stars that orbit with them, to study the evolution of these two-star systems.
David Grusky, Stanford University, is appointed Senior Fellow in the Successful Societies program. His work examines how market failure affects income and inequality, social mobility and persistent gender inequality.
David Poulin, Université de Sherbrooke, is appointed Fellow in the Quantum Information Science program. He conducts research on quantum error correction and ways to study interacting quantum systems using algorithms.
David Spergel, Princeton University, Cosmology & Gravity
Matias Zaldarriaga, Institute for Advanced Study, Cosmology & Gravity
Irene Bloemraad, University of California, Berkeley, Successful Societies (cross-appointment)
Hazel Markus, Stanford University, Successful Societies
Louis Salvail, Université de Montréal, Quantum Information Science
Andreas Wallraff, ETH Zurich, Quantum Information Science
Amir Yacoby, Harvard University, Quantum Information Science
Yoichi Ando, Osaka University, Quantum Materials
Leon Balents, University of California, Santa Barbara, Quantum Materials
Bernhard Keimer, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Quantum Materials
Johnpierre Paglione, University of Maryland, Quantum Materials
In addition, Elisabeth Binder of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry is appointed a member of the Advisory Committee of the Child & Brain Development program. Her work aims to find the genetic roots of mood and anxiety disorders.
CIFAR is a registered charitable organization supported by the governments of Canada, Alberta and Quebec, as well as foundations, individuals, corporations and Canadian and international partner organizations.