Mr. Jyong-Hao Chen

photo of Jyong-Hao Chen PhD. Student

Paul Scherrer Institute
WHGA/125
5232 Villigen – PSI
Switzerland

Telephone: 5328
E-mail: jyong-hao.chen@psi.ch

Research Activities/Specialties

My current research interests aim at understanding theoretical aspects of condensed matter systems, and their possible connections to experiments.

Two recent research focuses are:

1. Topological phases of matter, including symmetry protected topological order, intrinsic topological order, topological spin liquid, and fractionalization of quantum numbers in quantum many-body systems. This part of research mainly relies on the tool of quantum field theory and conformal field theory.

2. Frustrated magnetism and exotic phenomena, such as layered triangular Ising-spin system, layered quantum Heisenberg-spin system, spin liquid and spin ice material. For this part of research, besides performing analytical analysis and numerical simulations, collaborating with neutron scattering experimentalists are also needed. I really enjoy the communication with experimental colleagues.

Outside of condensed matter physics, I also have long-standing interests in fundamental aspects of quantum field theory and their application to statistical mechanics and quantum information science.

Education

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Publications

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Teaching Activities

Spring semester of 2015, 2016, and 2017 --- Teaching assistant of Dr. Christopher Mudry for his lecture on "Field theory in condensed matter physics", ETH Zürich, Switzerland.