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Robert Thompson

Robert (Rob) Thompson is a professor in UCalgary’s Faculty of Science and is currently the Assistant Head and Undergraduate Program Director for the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He is also an affiliated faculty member at the Institute for Quantum Science and Technology.

Rob has been honoured with the CAP Medal for Excellence in Teaching, a pre-eminent award for post-secondary educators in physics. Outside of academia, he is the Chair of the Division of Physics Education of the Canadian Association of Physicists.

His research interests include ion trapping, laser cooling and sympathetic cooling of ions, mass spectrometry of trapped ions, studies of stable and unstable ionic isotopes, and more.

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  • G. B. Andresen, M. D. Ashkezari, M. Baquero-Ruiz, W. Bertsche, P. D. Bowe, E. Butler, C. L. Cesar, M. Charlton, A. Deller, S. Eriksson, J. Fajans, T. Friesen, M. C. Fujiwara, D. R. Gill, A. Gutierrez, J. S. Hangst, W. N. Hardy, R. S. Hayano, M. E. Hayden, A. J. Humphries, Thompson, Robert Ian, A. Olin, C. Ø. Rasmussen, C. So, J.W. Storey, D. M. Silveira, D. P. van derWerf, E. Sarid, F. Robicheaux, J. S.Wurtele, L. Kurchaninov, N. Madsen, P. Nolan, K. Olchanski, P. Pusa, R. Hydomako, S. Jonsell, S. L. Kemp, S. Menary and Y. Yamazaki. "Confinement of Antihydrogen for 1,000 seconds". Nature Physics 7. (2011): 558-564. Print. 
  • G.B. Andresen, M.D. Ashkezari, M. Baquero-Ruiz, W. Bertsche, P.D. Bowe, E. Butler, C.L. Cesar, S. Chapman, M. Charlton, A. Deller, S. Eriksson, J. Fajans, T. Friesen, M.C. Fujiwara, D.R. Gill, A. Gutierrez, J.S. Hangst, W.N. Hardy, M.E. Hayden, A.J. Humphries, Thompson, Robert Ian, A. Olin, A. Povilus, C. So, D.M. Silveira, D.P. van der Werf, E. Sarid, F. Robicheaux, J.S. Wurtele, J.W. Storey, N. Madsen, P. Nolan, P. Pusa, R. Hydomako, S. Jonsell, S. Menary and Y. Yamazaki. "Centrifugal separation and equilibration dynamics in an electron-antiproton plasma". Physics Review Letters 106.145001 (2011): 5 pages. Print. 
  • L. Poirier, E.P. Lozowski and Thompson, Robert Ian. "Ice Hardness in Winter Sports". Cold Regions Science and Technology 67. (2011): 129-134. Print. 
  • G.B. Andresen, M.D. Ashkezari, M. Baquero-Ruiz, W. Bertsche, P.D. Bowe, E. Butler, P.T. Carpenter, C.L. Cesar, S. Chapman, M. Charlton, J. Fajans, T. Friesen, M.C. Fujiwara, D.R. Gill, J.S. Hangst, W.N. Hardy, M.E. Hayden, A.J. Humphries, R. Hydomako, J. L. Hurt, Thompson, Robert Ian, A. Olin, A. Povilus, C. So, D.M. Silveira, D.P. van der Werf, E. Sarid, F. Robicheaux, J.S. Wurtele, J.W. Storey, K. Olchanski, N. Madsen, P. Nolan, P. Pusa, S. Jonsell, S. Menary and Y. Yamazaki. "Autoresonant Excitation of Antiproton Plasmas". Physical Review Letters 106.025002 (2011): 5 pages. Print. 
  • Poirier, L., Lozowski, E. P., Maw, S., Stefanyshyn, D. J. and Thompson, Robert Ian. "Experimental analysis of ice friction in the sport of bobsleigh". Sports Engineering 63. (2011). Print.
  • Andresen, G.B., Ashkezari, M.D., Baquero-Ruiz, M., Bertsche, W., Bowe, P.D., Butler, E., Cesar, C.L., Chapman, S., Charlton, M., Fajans, J., Friesen, T., Gill, D.R., Hangst, J.S., Hardy, W.N., Hayano, R.S., Hayden, M.E., Humphries, A., Jorgensen, L.V., Kurchaninov, L., Lambo, R., Madsen, N., Nolan, P., Olchanski, K., Olin, A., Povilus, A., Pusa, P., Robicheaux, F., Sarid, E., Seif El Nasr, S., Silveira, D.M., So, C., Storey, J.W., Wilding, D., Wurtele, J.S., Yamazaki, Y., van der Werf, D.P., Thompson, Robert Ian, Hydomako, Richard Alla and Fujiwara, Makoto. "Evaporative cooling of antiprotons for antihydrogen production and trapping". Physical Review Letters, (2010). Print. 
  • Stafford, Randall, Lazon, M.L., Sabati, M., Frayne, Richard and Thompson, Robert Ian. "A Tutorial on the Precessional Behaviour of Hydrogen Nuclei in External Magnetic Fields". Canadian Journal of Physics 88. (2010): 465-477. Print. 
  • J.M.K.C.Donev, W.J.F.Wilson, D.Ahrensmeier, R.B.Stafford and Thompson, Robert Ian. "Using Software to Review Mathematics for Students in Introductory Physics". Physics in Canada 66. (2010): 174-175. Print. 
  • G.B. Andresen, M.D. Ashkezari, M. Baquero-Ruiz, W. Bertsche, P.D. Bowe, E. Butler, C.L. Cesar, S. Chapman, M. Charlton, A. Deller, S. Eriksson, J. Fajans, T. Friesen, M.C. Fujiwara, D.R. Gill, A. Gutierrez, J.S. Hangst, W.N. Hardy, M.E. Hayden, A.J. Humphries, Thompson, Robert Ian, A. Olin, A. Povilus, C. So, D.M. Silveira, D.P. van der Werf, E. Sarid, F. Robicheaux, J.S. Wurtele, J.W. Storey, K. Olchanski, L. Kurchaninov, L.V. Jørgensen, M.J. Jenkins, N. Madsen, P. Nolan, P. Pusa, R. Hydomako, S. Jonsell, S. Menary, S.Seif el Nasr and Y. Yamazaki. "Trapped Antihydrogen". Nature468. (2010): 673-676. Print. 
  • Thompson, Robert Ian. "Interview with J. Dahn, 2009 Medalist, CAP Medal for Excellence in Teaching". Physics in Canada 65.3 (2009): 175-178. Print. 
     

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