Professor, July, 2013 -now
Associate Professor, UBC, July, 2006 - June, 2013
Assistant Professor, UBC, Aug, 2003 - June, 2006.
Assistant Professor, Utrecht University, Oct, 2000 - July, 2003
Alfred P. Sloan fellow (2005-2007)
Associate, Canadian Institute for Adavanced Research (2006-2008)
Scholar, Canadian Institute For Advanced Research (2008-2012)
Fellow, Canadian Institute For Advanced Research (2012-2018)
Foreign Associate, ICQS, IoP, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2007-2016)
Killam Research Fellowship, University of British Columbia (2011)
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My research has been focused on the following topics:
- Spinor gases and fractionalized topological excitations;
- Quantum-fluctuation driven ordering and dynamics;
- Strong coupling physics near scale invariant fixed points;
- Emergent symmetries and correlations in quantum many-body dynamics;
- Topological quantum phases, symmetry-protected quantum criticality and many-body entanglement;
- Emergent quantum chaos, quantum hydrodynamics and holographic dissipation.
Generally, I am interested in emergent quantum phenomena (beyond standard paradigms) in condensed matter systems such as emergent causality, supersymmetric quantum dynamics, quantum anomalies, and stability of topological gapless phases etc.
NOTE: Recent research papers can be found here.