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Gavin Hester, PhD

Physicist and Neutron Scatterer

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Welcome to my website! I am an avid condensed matter physicist, neutron scatterer, and physics educator. I am interested in the discovery and characterization of novel quantum materials, with a particular focus on searching for the elusive quantum spin liquid state. Check out my research interests page for more!

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May 2023

Sebastien Duguay and Sam Studdy join the laboratory as undergraduate researchers. Welcome Sam and Sebastien!

January 2023

I have started my new position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Brock University. I am open to new collaborations and I am looking for motivated graduate and undergraduate students to work with!

September 2022

I am happy to announce that I have accepted an Assistant Professor position at Brock University! I will be starting in Spring 2023 and I will be looking for motivated graduate and undergraduate students to work with!

Recent Publications

G. Hester, et. al. Neel ordering in the distorted honeycomb pyrosilicate: C-Er2Si2O7, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (2021)

G. Hester, et. al. Evidence for a field-induced quantum phase transition in Ising-like D-Er2Si2O7, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (2021)

G. Hester, et. al. Novel Strongly Spin-Orbit Coupled Quantum Dimer Magnet: Yb2Si2O7, Physical Review Letters (2019)

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Brock University

Department of Physics

1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way

St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1

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