
Distinguished Professor, Physics And Astronomy
Research
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 YangBaxter equations), as well as geometry and field/string theory on a space time with noncommutative coordinates. In particular, he is interested in the topological aspects of physical phenomena in both particle and condensedmatter 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.
 YiJian 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.
 FaMin Chen, Graduate Student.
Physics and Astronomy.
01/2004  08/2010.