Group and openings

Current members:

Itamar J. Allali: postdoc from fall, 2023; 

Lingfeng Li: postdoc from fall, 2021;

Praniti Singh: PhD student; 

Shi Yan: master student; 


Potential position and basic requirement: 

Graduate students: quantum field theory (at least two semesters) and solid backgrounds (e.g.: good grades and previous research experinece: ideally a research paper already).

Contact me to start a trial project (consisting of two parts: initially a reading project and then a research project on the topic related to the reading project). For the first reading part, you are expected to reproduce results of the references provided on your own in a month or two at most. In the following research project, you are expected to lead the project and produce some new reasonable results in a month or two at most. Ph. D students also have to pass the qualifying exam with decent grades. No funding will be provided to the Ph.D student unless passing all the trials.

Research of master students has to be self-funded. The physics requirements are the same as above. 

Undergraduate students: quantum mechanics (at least two semesters). Need to be awarded with univeristy UTRA/SPRINT funding or self-funded. Whether there is a position depends on whether I could find a suitable project.

Sorry but I do not take high school students. 


Past members:

Gareth Mansfield: undergraduate student, graduate in 2024 (Ph.D student at UCLA); 

Yunjia Bao: master student, graduate in 2022 (Ph.D student at UChicago); 

Steven Clark: joint postdoc with Prof. Koushiappas and Alexander 2019 – 2022 (assistant professor at Hood College);

Manuel Buen-Abad: postdoc 2018 – 2021 (postdoc at Maryland);

Jatan Buch: PhD student, thesis defense 2021, Dean’s faculty fellow at Brown (postdoc at Columbia);

Adam Tropper: undergraduate student, thesis defense 2020, Goldwater Scholarship; NSF graduate fellowship (Ph.D student at Harvard);

Shing Chau Leung: PhD student, thesis defense 2020 (ZAIS group);

Chen Sun: visiting postdoc 2018 – 2019 (postdoc at Los Alamos National Lab);

David Pinner: postdoc 2017 – 2019 (Kinta Artificial Intelligence);

Eliott Rosenberg: undergraduate student, thesis defense 2017  (Ph. D student at Cornell);

Prerit Jaiswal: postdoc 2013 – 2016 (AVA retail);