Hong Yao

 

Professor
Institute for Advanced Study

Tsinghua University

 

Tel: +86-10-62789978
E-mail: yaohong(AT)tsinghua.edu.cn
Group webpage: www.stanford.edu/~hyao (temporary)

Education background

09/2009    Ph.D. in Physics, Stanford University; Advisor: Prof. Steven A. Kivelson
                  Thesis: Theoretical studies of strongly correlated electronic systems
09/2004    M.A. in Physics, Johns Hopkins University; Advisor: Prof. Oleg Tchernyshyov
07/2001    B.S. in Physics, Nanjing University; Advisor: Prof. Chang-De Gong

Experience

12/2017 -                  Professor (tenured), Institute for Advanced Study, Tsinghua University

05/2012 - 12/2017    Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Tsinghua University
09/2011 - 08/2012    Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University, Advisor: Prof. Shou-Cheng Zhang
08/2009 - 08/2011    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley & Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Advisor: Prof. Dung-Hai Lee

Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects

I am mainly interested in identifying, characterizing, and classifying new states of matter. My research is currently focused on quantum systems where strong correlation effect or topological character plays an important role in understanding their low energy and long wave-length physics. These kinds of quantum systems include quantum spin liquids, high temperature superconductors, quantum Hall systems, non-Fermi liquids, topological insulators and superconductors.

Honors And Awards

Selected to the National Thousant-Young-Talent Program (2012).

Stanford Graduate Fellowship (Henry Fan Fellow), Stanford University (2007 - 2009).

Academic Achievement

Totally published 74 papers, including 19 in Phys. Rev. Lett., 3 in Nature Communications, 3 in Nature Physis, and 1 in Science. Total citation: over 3100 (Web of Science); H-index = 28 (Web of Science).

 

For full publications, see Hong Yao@arXiv and Hong Yao@ResearcherID.

 

Selected papers published in recent years:

 

17. Chiral tricritical point: a new universality class in Dirac systems
      Shuai Yin, Shao-Kai Jian*, and Hong Yao*
      Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 215702 (2018)

16. Solvable SYK models in higher dimensions: a new type of many-body localization transition
      Shao-Kai Jian and Hong Yao*
      Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 206602 (2017)

15. Fermion-induced quantum critical points
      Zi-Xiang Li, Yi-Fan Jiang, Shao-Kai Jian, and Hong Yao*
      Nature Communications 8, 314 (2017)

14. Edge quantum criticality and emergent supersymmetry in topological phases
      Zi-Xiang Li, Yi-Fan Jiang, and Hong Yao*
      Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 107202 (2017)

13. Emergence of supersymmetric quantum electrodynamics
      Shao-Kai Jian, Chien-Hung Lin, Joseph Maciejko*, and Hong Yao*
      Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 166802 (2017)

12. Majorana-time-reversal symmetries: a fundamental principle for sign-problem-free quantum Monte Carlo  simulations
      Zi-Xiang Li, Yi-Fan Jiang, and Hong Yao*
      Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 267002 (2016)

11. Symmetry-protected ideal Weyl semimetal in HgTe-class materials
      Jiawei Ruan, Shao-Kai Jian, Hong Yao*, Haijun Zhang*, Shou-Cheng Zhang, and Dingyu Xing
      Nature Communications 7, 11136 (2016); Highly Cited Paper in Web of Science in 2018
10. Ideal Weyl semimetals in the chalcopyrites CuTlSe2, AgTlTe2, AuTlTe2 and ZnPbAs2
      Jiawei Ruan, Shao-Kai Jian, D. Zhang, Hong Yao*, Haijun Zhang*, Shou-Cheng Zhang, and Dingyu Xing
      Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 226801 (2016)

9. Quantum Monte Carlo study of the Tc enhancement mechanism in FeSe on SrTiO3
      Zi-Xiang Li, Fa Wang, Hong Yao*, and Dung-Hai Lee*
      Science Bulletin 61, 925 (2016); Selected as a cover story; Highly Cited Paper in Web of Science in 2017

8. Emergent space-time supersymmetry in 3+1D Weyl and 2+1D Dirac semimetals
      Shao-Kai Jian, Yi-Fan Jiang, and Hong Yao*
      Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 237001 (2015); Editors’ Suggestion; Highly Cited Paper in Web of Science in 2016

7. Solving fermion sign problem in quantum Monte Carlo by Majorana representation,
      Zi-Xiang Li, Yi-Fan Jiang, and Hong Yao*
      Phys. Rev. B (Rapid Communication) 91, 241117 (2015); Editors’ Suggestion; Highly Cited Paper in Web of Science in 2016

6. Topological Odd-Parity Superconductivity at Type-II 2D Van Hove Singularities
      Hong Yao* and Fan Yang
      Phys. Rev. B 92, 035132 (2015) 

5. Classification of topological insulators and superconductors in the presence of reflection symmetry
      Ching-Kai Chiu, Hong Yao, and Shinsei Ryu
      Phys. Rev. B 88, 075142 (2013); Highly Cited Paper in Web of Science in 2018
4. Interaction effect on topological classification of superconductors in two dimensions
      Hong Yao* and Shinsei Ryu
      Phys. Rev. B 88, 064507 (2013)

3. Frustrated RVB states in 2D: classifications and short-range correlations

       Fan Yang and Hong Yao*

       Phys. Rev. Lett.109, 147209 (2012)

2. Spin Liquid Ground State of the Spin-1/2 Square J1-J2 Heisenberg Model

       Hong-Chen Jiang, Hong Yao, and Leon Balents

       Phys. Rev. B 86, 024424 (2012); Editor’s Suggestion; Highly Cited Paper in Web of Science in 2018

1.  Exact spin liquid ground states of the quantum dimer model on the square and honeycomb lattices

     Hong Yao and Steven A. Kivelson

     Phys. Rev. Lett.108, 247206 (2012)

 

Updated in 07/2018