Curriculum Vitae

YONG-SHI WU portrait
  • Distinguished Professor, Physics And Astronomy


Research Statement

Prof. Wu has been extensively working on various problems in the frontier of theoretical physics (particle theory, condensed matter theory and mathematical physics). These include unified string theory, quantum gauge field theory, fractional statistics and strongly correlated systems, integrable field theory and statistical models (quantum groups and the Yang-Baxter equations), as well as geometry and field/string theory on a space time with non-commutative coordinates. In particular, he is interested in the topological aspects of physical phenomena in both particle and condensed-matter physics, and in the geometric and algebraic structures underlying the fundamental laws in physics that unify all matter and forces in nature. In recent years, he also became interested in topological quantum computation: an emergent interdisciplinary research frontier between physics, mathematics and computer science.

Research Keywords

  • Theoretical Physics, Interest Level: 1
  • String Theory, Interest Level: 2
  • Statistical Mechanics, Interest Level: 2
  • Quantum Field Theory, Interest Level: 1
  • Mathematical Physics, Interest Level: 3
  • Elementary Particle Physics, Interest Level: 1
  • Condensed Matter theory, Interest Level: 2

Research Groups

  • Ethan Lake , Undergraduate Student. Physics and Astronomy . 09/2015 - present.
  • Zhuxi Luo, Graduate Student. Physics and Astronomy. 01/12/2015 - present.
  • Yi-Jian Du , Visiting Student. Physics and Astronomy/High Energy Theory. 10/01/2013 - 12/01/2013.
  • Yuting Hu , Postdoc. Physics and Astronomy . 08/15/2013 - 06/30/2016.
  • Fei Teng, Graduate Student. Department of Physics. 08/26/2010 - 12/31/2016. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: Got PhD in 2016.
  • Brendan Pankovich, Graduate Student. Physics and Astronomy. 08/23/2009 - present.
  • Fuwen Shu, Postdoc. Physics and Astronomy. 01/2009 - 06/2010. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: Supported by an FQXi grant.
  • Eric Brown, Graduate Student. Physics and Astronomy. 08/2007 - 05/2009. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: Got Master (thesis) in 2009 .
  • Yuting Hu, Graduate Student. Physics and Astronomy. 08/27/2006 - 08/14/2013. Awards/Scholarships/Stipends: Outstanding Research Award 2013 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award 2013.
  • Aaron Ballard, Graduate Student. Physics and Astronomy. 08/2005 - 08/2010.
  • Fa-Min Chen, Graduate Student. Physics and Astronomy. 01/2004 - 08/2010.