Dr. Zhao Liu (POINT 2015-16)

Zhao Liu

Department of Physics


Arnimallee 14
14195 Berlin

I arrived in Berlin in September of 2015 after a postdoc at Princeton University. Before that, I got my Ph.D degree in the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and I did my undergraduate studies at Nanjing University, China. In my research I often use a toolbox of numerical techniques including exact diagonalization and DMRG/MPS algorithms to investigate strongly-interacting and topological quantum systems, such as fractional quantum Hall states and fractional Chern insulators.

(text by Dr. Zhao Liu)

Selected publications (http://www.researcherid.com/rid/G-6267-2011 for my complete publication list):
[1] Zhao Liu, Emil J. Bergholtz, Heng Fan, and Andreas M. Laeuchli,
Fractional Chern insulators in topological flat bands with higher Chern number,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 186805 (2012).
[2] Andreas M. Laeuchli, Zhao Liu, Emil J. Bergholtz, and R. Moessner,
Hierarchy of fractional Chern insulators and competing compressible states,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 126802 (2013).
[3] Dong Wang, Zhao Liu, Junpeng Cao, and Heng Fan, Tunable band
topology reflected by fractional quantum Hall states in two-dimensional lattices,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 186804 (2013).
[4] E. J. Bergholtz, Zhao Liu, M. Trescher, R. Moessner, and M. Udagawa,
Topology and Interactions in a Frustrated Slab: Tuning from Weyl Semimetals
to C > 1 Fractional Chern Insulators, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 016806 (2015).
[5] Emil J. Bergholtz and Zhao Liu: Topological flat band models and fractional Chern insulators, Int. J. Mod. Phys. B 27, 1330017 (2013).
[6] Zhao Liu, D. L. Kovrizhin, and Emil J. Bergholtz, Bulk-edge
correspondence in fractional Chern insulators, Phys. Rev. B 88, 081106(R)
[7] Zhao Liu, Abolhassan Vaezi, Kyungmin Lee, Eun-Ah Kim, Non-Abelian
phases in two-component ν=2/3 fractional quantum Hall states: Emergence of
Fibonacci anyons, Phys. Rev. B 92, 081102(R) (2015).