Prizes: 2023 IUPAP Early Career Scientist Prize in the field of Magnetism

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The IUPAP Commission on Magnetism is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2023 IUPAP Early Career Scientist Prize in the field of Magnetism is Dr. Alannah Hallas (University of British Columbia) for “outstanding contributions to the discovery of magnetic quantum materials through advanced synthesis methods”.

The IUPAP Early Career Scientist Prize in the field of Magnetism is awarded every year to an early career scientist for theoretical or experimental work in fundamental or applied magnetism. This award was initially established in 2006 to separately recognize theoretical/computational work and experimental work in magnetism and is awarded every three years at the International Conference on Magnetism (ICM). In 2016 it was converted into an annual competition to recognise a single winner for either theoretical or experimental work in magnetism. In 2021 the IUPAP renamed the Young Scientist Prizes across all commissions to Early Career Scientist Prizes, as the prizes are intended for “young” scientists in terms of their career stage. The award committee consists of members of the IUPAP Commission on Magnetism, together with past recipients of the IUPAP Magnetism Award and Néel Medal. All members of the magnetism community were invited to make nominations.

The award will be presented to Dr Hallas at the 2024 International Conference on Magnetism (ICM2024), to be held in Bologna, Italy, during June 30-July 5, 2024.

Dr Alannah Hallas is an Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and a Principal Investigator at the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute. She completed her BSc in Chemistry at the University of Winnipeg in 2011 and her PhD in Physics at McMaster University in 2017. She worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Rice University before starting her faculty position at UBC in 2019. Alannah’s research centers on the design and discovery of new magnetic quantum materials, whose quantum properties she studies using x-rays, neutrons, and muons. Dr Hallas is a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar and a Sloan Research Fellow.

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