Tom And Jules Fest


This conference will celebrate the combined achievements of Tom Timusk and Jules P. Carbotte to our understanding of metals and superconductors. It will include one and a half days of invited talks and conclude with a Banquet at a local Winery (Ravine Estates).


Tom Timusk did his undergraduate work at the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. at Cornell. After postdoctoral work in Frankfurt, Germany and at the University of Illinois, he joined the physics department at McMaster in 1965. He has spent research leaves at Cornell, Berkeley, University of Florida and AT&T Bell Laboratories. He has held a Sloan Fellowship and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research's Quantum Materials program. Notable honours include the Brockhouse Medal of the CAP, CAP Gold Medal for Achievement in Physics and the Frank Isakson prize of the American Physical Society.


Jules P Carbotte obtained his Ph.D. from McGill in 1963, spent two postdoctoral years at Cornell and came to McMaster in 1965. In 1974, he became Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and received the Herzberg Medal from the CAP. In 1975, he received both the Steacie Fellowship and the Steacie Prize from the NRC. He was awarded the CAP Gold Medal in 1981. Professor Carbotte was appointed founding Director and Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research's programme on High Temperature Superconductivity (now Quantum Materials) in 1987.