Lih-King Lim
Associate member

Education background

01/2006 - 01/2010:  PhD in Theoretical Physics, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
                Thesis: Ultracold Gases in Two Dimensions: Novel Superfluid Phases for      
                Bosons and Fermions (advisor: C. Morais Smith)
02/2004 - 12/2005: MSc in Theoretical Physics,  Utrecht University, The Netherlands
                Thesis: Technicolor Model (advisor: G. 't Hooft)
09/2002 - 09/2003: Certificate of Advanced Studies in Mathematics, University of Cambridge, UK
09/1999 - 08/2002: BSc in Physics, Imperial College, UK


10/2015 - present Associate Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Tsinghua University
09/2014 - 08/2015 Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany
10/2010 - 09/2014 Postdoc, Laboratoire Charles Fabry, Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, CNRS, University Paris Sud, France
02/2010 - 08/2010 Postdoc, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects

I am interested in the studies of macroscopic manifestation of topological/geometric effects in quantum materials, as realized in both cold atomic and condensed matter systems. We have developed theoretical techniques to study artificial gauge fields in cold atoms and its associated many-body effects, Landau-Zener transitions in Dirac cone systems, as well as pseudospin models for topological semimetals. 

Honors And Awards

2016 The Thousand Talents Plan for Young Professionals
2004 Utrecht Excellence Scholarship

Academic Achievement

1. Staggered-vortex superfluid of ultracold bosons in an optical lattice, LKL, C. Morais Smith, A. Hemmerich, PRL 100, 130402 (2008) arXiv
2. Correlation effects in 2D Bose gas, LKL, C. Morais Smith, H. T. C. Stoof, PRA 78, 013634 (2008) arXiv
3. Competing superconducting states for ultracold atoms in optical lattices with artificial staggered magnetic field, LKL, A. Lazarides, A. Hemmerich, C. Morais Smith, PRA 82, 013616 (2010) arXiv
4. Bloch-Zener oscillations across a merging transition of Dirac points, LKL, J.-N. Fuchs, G. Montambaux, PRL 108, 175303 (2012) arXiv
5. Mass and chirality inversion of a Dirac cone pair in Stuckelberg interferometry, LKL, J.-N. Fuchs, G. Montambaux, PRL 112, 155302 (2014) arXiv