Bio
My current research interest is the interplay of quantum entanglement, quantum gravity and quantum chaos. The characterization of quantum information and quantum entanglement has provided novel understanding to spacetime geometry, and relate the dynamics of chaotic manybody systems to the dynamics of spacetime, i.e. quantum gravity theory. Based on recent progress in holographic duality (also known as AdS/CFT), my goal is to use tools such as tensor networks and solvable models to provide more microscopic understanding to the emergent spacetime geometry from quantum states and quantum dynamics.
I am also interested in topological states and topological phenomena in condensed matter systems.
You can find my recent research topics in some talks online:
http://online.kitp.ucsb.edu/online/chord18/opgrowth/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__9VBaLfC6Y&t=42s
http://online.kitp.ucsb.edu/online/qinfo_c17/qi/
Administrative Appointments

Professor, Stanford Univesity (2019  Present)

Associate Professor, Physics, Stanford University (2014  2018)

Assistant Professor, Physics, Stanford University (2009  2014)

Postdoctoral Researcher, Microsoft Station Q, UC Santa Barbara (2009  2010)

Research Associate, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (2007  2009)
Honors & Awards

Simons Investigator, Simons Foundation (2018)

The New Horizons in Physics Prize, The Breakthrough Prize Foundation (2015)

Sackler International Prize, Physics, Raymond and Beverly Sackler, Tel Aviv University (2014)

Hermann Kummel Early Achievement Award, in ManyBody Physics, International Conference Advisory Committee (2011)

Packard Fellowship, David and Lucile Packard Foundation (2011)

Sloan Fellowship, Sloan Foundation (2010)
Professional Education

Ph.D., Institute for Advanced Study, Tsinghua University, Physics (2007)

B.S., Tsinghua University, Physics (2003)
201819 Courses
 Quantum Mechanics II
PHYSICS 131 (Spr)  Topics in Modern Condensed Matter Theory I: Topological States of Matter
PHYSICS 470 (Win) 
Independent Studies (2)
 Research
PHYSICS 490 (Aut, Win, Spr, Sum)  Senior Thesis Research
PHYSICS 205 (Win, Spr)
 Research

Prior Year Courses
201718 Courses
 Condensed Matter Theory II
PHYSICS 373 (Spr)
201617 Courses
 Condensed Matter Theory II
PHYSICS 373 (Spr)  Topics in Modern Condensed Matter Theory I: Topological States of Matter
PHYSICS 470 (Aut)
201516 Courses
 Condensed Matter Theory II
PHYSICS 373 (Spr)
 Condensed Matter Theory II