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Prof Alix McCollam Inaugural Professorial Lecture

3 Apr 2024
L-R: Prof John McInerney, UCC Physics; Prof Alix McCollam; Prof Sarah Culloty, Head, College of SEFS; Prof Paul Callanan, Head, UCC Physics. Photo: Max Bell, UCC AVMS

Professor Alix McCollam’s inaugural professorial lecture took place at UCC on 27 March. Alix's captivating talk delved into the fascinating realm of Quantum Materials at ultra-low temperatures and high magnetic fields.

Professor Alix McCollam is the SALI Professor of Quantum Technology at the School of Physics, UCC. Her research focuses on discovering and understanding the extraordinary properties of quantum matter arising from the behaviour of strongly interacting electrons. Alix's academic journey began as an undergraduate at Trinity College Dublin, where her passion for physics ignited. She then pursued her PhD at the prestigious Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Before joining UCC, Alix worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto. Later, she joined the faculty at Radboud University, Nijmegen. She also served senior staff scientist at the High Field Magnet Laboratory in the Netherlands.



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