Christopher Homes is a Member of the Electron Spectroscopy Group at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He received his degree in physics (summa cum laude) from McMaster University, Canada, in 1983 and did his graduate work at the University of British Columbia, receiving his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics in 1985 and 1990, respectively. After postdoctoral work at McMaster and Simon Fraser University, he joined the Physics Department (later the Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Department) at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, NY, USA, in 1996, where he was promoted and granted tenure in 2003; he is a recipient of the Brookhaven Science and Technology Award (2007) and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (since 2008). Presently, he is conducting research on the terahertz and infrared optical properties of correlated electron systems, including the high-temperature copper-oxide superconductors, the novel iron-pnictide and iron-chalcogenide superconductors, and heavy-fermion systems.
Biography Updated on 13 June 2011