Plenary Speakers*

Bruce Gaulin

Bruce Gaulin, Department of Physics & Astronomy, McMaster University

Bruce Gaulin is an experimental condensed matter physicist working in the general area of scattering studies of exotic ground states in new, mostly magnetic, materials. His team (grad students, postdocs, collaborators and himself) make new materials which they think will have interesting and exotic ground states, and then take these materials to forefront neutron and x-ray scattering facilities in North America and around the world. They perform scattering experiments on these new materials and then work either independently or with friends in theory to interpret the experiments, and thereby shed light on the exotic properties of the new materials.


Laura Green

Laura Greene, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University

Laura Greene has been appointed by President Biden to serve on the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). Greene is the chief scientist at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory located at Florida State University, the University of Florida, and Los Alamos National Laboratory; and a member of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) Scientific Advisory Committee. 

"I am humbled and honored to be selected to advise the president on science and technology policy," Greene said.  "I feel like this is my opportunity to serve my country in a way where I can make a real contribution and help ensure that America remains a global leader in both foundational and applied research."

Greene is a widely respected researcher on quantum materials and the mechanisms of unconventional superconductivity. She has held leadership roles in many of the nation's most prestigious science organizations, including president of the American Physical Society (APS) and a member of the Board of Directors for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  Greene also is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Institute of Physics, and the APS.  She has been awarded the E.O. Lawrence Award for Materials Research from the U.S. Department of Energy, the APS Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award and the Bellcore Award of Excellence.



*Additional speakers will be added here as they are confirmed.