Bill Atkinson
Theoretical and Computational Simulations of Quantum Materials

Before you contact me

Interested in joining my group?  Here's what you need to know.

  • I supervise graduate students through Trent's Materials Science program.  Traditionally, the term "materials science" is used to mean materials engineering; however, this program is really a science program that focuses on the fundamental physics and chemistry of materials.  I use the tools of theoretical physics to study materials.

  • To be successful in my group, you need to have a strong background in physics, and especially in quantum mechanics and mathematical methods in physics.  You should have taken a senior-level quantum mechanics course that covered topics like the quantum theory of angular momentum, symmetries in quantum mechanics and perturbation theory.

  • International students need make sure they meet the requirements listed on the graduate studies website