Shi-Zhong Zhang

Shi-Zhong Zhang

Assistant Professor of Physics at Hong Kong University


Abstract:

Dr Zhang is currently assistant professor in Department of Physics in the University of Hong Kong. He graduated from Tsinghua University in 2003, and received his PhD degree in physics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009. He joined the University of Hong Kong in August 2012. Dr Zhang’s main area of research is the physics of cold atomic gases, which explores the quantum behavior of interacting particles at extremely low temperature. Cold atom physics is a new interdisciplinary field that has inherited the precision measurement and control from atomic physics, and has used it to simulate and study other complicated material and physical processes. Currently, his research focuses on the transport properties of such cold atomic gases and their possible implications for our understanding of high-temperature superconductors. In addition, Dr Zhang is also interested in using cold atom as a model system to simulate physics of complicated materials (e.g. topological semimetals).