Condensed Matter Theory

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Peng Ye

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Affiliation: Institute for Condensed Matter Theory, Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), IL USA.


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Research Interests

I am a theorist in condensed matter physics. I show interests in a broad spectrum of research topics, including but not limited to: superconductivity, fractional quantum Hall effect, symmetry-protected topological phases, symmetry-enriched topological phases, topological quantum field theory, topological superconductors, strongly interacting topological insulators, lattice twist defects, Weyl semi-metal, two and three-dimensional spin liquids.


(9/2003-7/2007) undergraduate, Bachelor of Science, Physics

in Department of Physics, Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), Guangzhou, China
Seminar Supervisor: Prof. Xiang-Qian Luo
Research area: Gauge theory on a lattice

(9/2007-7/2012) PhD, Physics

in Institute for Advanced Study (IASTU), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
PhD Supervisor: Prof. Zheng-Yu Weng
Research area: Condensed Matter Theory
PhD research supported by: C. N. Yang Fellowship
PhD Thesis title: Quantum Magnetism and High-Temperature Superconductivity in t-J model

Work Experience


Postdoctoral Researcher, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI), Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Supported by 3-year research grant. work with PI researchers including Prof. Xiao-Gang Wen. CMT subject mentor: Prof. Sung-Sik Lee.

(Since 8/2015) 

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute for Condensed Matter Theory (ICMT), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA. work with ICMT Director Prof. Eduardo Fradkin

Scientific Service

Regular Referee of Physical Review Letters (PRL), Physical Review X (PRX), Physical Review B (PRB), Annals of Physics, Scientific Reports and referee of some other cond-mat journals.


**All research papers and bibtex files can be found in the permanent link: NASA-ADS

[16c] PY, to appear
Title: SET

[16b] Yuxuan Wang and PY, Phys. Rev. B 94, 075115 (2016). [arXiv:1604.05311]
Title: Topological density-wave states in a particle-hole symmetric Weyl metal

[16a] PY, Taylor L. Hughes, Joseph Maciejko, and Eduardo Fradkin, Phys. Rev. B (2016), in press. [arXiv:1603.02696]
Title: Composite Particle Theory, Fractional Axion Angles, and Extrinsic Twist Defects in Three-Dimensional Gapped Fermionic Phases

[15] PY and Zheng-Cheng Gu, Phys. Rev. B 93, 205157 (2016). [arXiv:1508.05689]
Title: Topological Quantum Field Theory of Three-Dimensional Bosonic Abelian-Symmetry-Protected Topological Phases

[14d] Ching Hua Lee and PY, Phys. Rev. B 91, 085119 (2015). [arXiv:1410.8670]
Title: Free-fermion entanglement spectrum through Wannier interpolation

[14c] PY and Zheng-Cheng Gu, Phys. Rev. X 5, 021029 (2015). [arXiv:1410.2594] Media
Title: Vortex-line condensation in three dimensions: A physical mechanism of bosonic topological insulators

[14b] Zheng-Xin Liu, Jia-Wei Mei, PY, and Xiao-Gang Wen, Phys. Rev. B 90, 235146 (2014). [arXiv:1408.1676]
Title: U(1)$\times$U(1) symmetry protected topological order in Gutzwiller wave functions

[14a] Ching Hua Lee, PY, and Xiao-Liang Qi, J. Stat. Mech. P10023 (2014). [arXiv:1403.1039]
Title: Position-momentum duality in the entanglement spectrum of free fermions

[13d] Yao Ma, PY, and Zheng-Yu Weng, New J. Phys. 16, 083039 (2014). [arXiv:1311.3395]
Title: Low-Temperature Pseudogap Phenomenon: Precursor of High-$T_c$ Superconductivity

[13c] Qing-Rui Wang and PY, Phys. Rev. B 90, 045106 (2014). [arXiv:1310.6496]
Title: Sign structure and generalized Marshall theorem for the spin-S t-J chain

[13b] PY and Juven Wang, Phys. Rev. B 88, 235109 (2013). [arXiv:1306.3695]
Title: Symmetry-protected topological phases with charge and spin symmetries: Response theory and dynamical gauge theory in two and three dimensions

[13a] PY and Xiao-Gang Wen, Phys. Rev. B 89, 045127 (2014). [arXiv:1303.3572v3]
Title: Constructing symmetric topological phases of bosons in three dimensions via fermionic projective construction and dyon condensation

[12c] PY and Xiao-Gang Wen, Phys. Rev. B 87, 195128 (2013). [arXiv:1212.2121]
Title: Projective construction of two-dimensional symmetry-protected topological phases with U(1), SO(3), or SU(2) symmetries

[12b] PY and Qing-Rui Wang, Nucl. Phys. B 874, 386 (2013). [arXiv:1206.0258]
Title: Monopoles, confinement and charge localization in the t-J model with dilute holes

[12a] Chao-Xing Liu, PY, and Xiao-Liang Qi, Phys. Rev. B 87, 235306 (2013). [arXiv:1204.6551] [Erratum].
Title: Chiral gauge field and axial anomaly in a Weyl-semi-metal

[11b] PY, Long Zhang, and Zheng-Yu Weng, Phys. Rev. B 85, 205142 (2012). [arXiv:1110.0125]
Title: Superconductivity in mutual Chern-Simons gauge theory

[11a] PY, Chu-Shun Tian, Xiao-Liang Qi, and Zheng-Yu Weng, Nucl. Phys. B 854, 815 (2012). [arXiv:1106.1223]
Title: Electron fractionalization and unconventional order parameters of the t-J model

[10] PY, Chu-Shun Tian, Xiao-Liang Qi, and Zheng-Yu Weng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 147002 (2011). [arXiv:1007.2507]
Title: Confinement-deconfinement interplay in quantum phases of doped Mott insulators

[07] PY, X.-L. Yu, Y. Guan, and X.-Q. Luo, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 22, 547 (2007).
Title: Overlap fermions in the strong coupling limit

Some Academic Honors / Awards

  • Chen Ning Yang Fellowship (Tsinghua, 13 Sep., 2007)
  • The Best Poster Award in Annual Meeting of Chinese Physical Society (Nankai Univ., Sep. 2010)
  • Tsinghua Excellent Graduate Student Scholarship (Minor Award) (Tsinghua, Oct., 2010)
  • Tsinghua Scholarship for Overseas Graduate Studies (Tsinghua, July, 2011)
  • Tsinghua Excellent Graduate Student Scholarship (Major Award) (Tsinghua, Oct. 2011)
  • Graduation with Distinction of Beijing City (Jul. 2012)
  • Tsinghua Outstanding PhD Dissertation (Major Award) (Jul. 2012)
  • SYSU Excellence Award (Third-Class Award) (SYSU, Sep. 2004).
  • SYSU Excellence Award (Minor Award) (SYSU, Sep. 2005)
  • SYSU Excellence Award (Major Award) (SYSU, Sep. 2006)
  • Japan Sumitomo Corporation Scholarship (SYSU, Sep. 2006)
  • 2007 SYSU Graduation with Distinction (SYSU Degree Ceremony, July, 2007)

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