Shoucheng Zhang

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Shoucheng Zhang
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Born (1963-02-15) February 15, 1963 (age 51)
Shanghai, China
Residence Stanford, California
Nationality American
Fields Physics
Institutions Stanford University
Tsinghua University
Alma mater Fudan University
Free University of Berlin
State University of New York at Stony Brook (PhD)
Doctoral advisor Peter van Niewenhuizen
Known for Quantum spin Hall effect
Topological insulator
Field theory of quantum Hall effect
SO(5) theory of high temperature superconductivity
Notable awards Europhysics Prize (2010)
Oliver Buckley Prize (2012)
Dirac Medal of the ICTP (2012)

Shoucheng Zhang (张首晟) is the JG Jackson and CJ Wood professor of physics at Stanford University. He is a condensed matter theorist known for his work on topological insulators,[1] quantum spin Hall effect, spintronics, quantum Hall effect and high temperature superconductivity. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received the Guggenheim fellowship in 2007, the Alexander von Humboldt research prize in 2009, the Europhysics prize in 2010 and the Oliver Buckley prize in 2012, and the Dirac Medal and Prize in 2012 for his theoretical prediction of the quantum spin Hall effect and topological insulators.


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  1. ^ "Topological quintet bags Europhysics prize". Physics World. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  2. ^ "Eight Stanford scholars named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences". 2011-04-22. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize". 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  5. ^ "Dirac Medal and Prize". 2012-08-08. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  6. ^ "Physics Frontier Prize". 
  7. ^ "Quantum Spin Hall Effect and Topological Phase Transition in HgTe Quantum Wells". 2006-12-15. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  8. ^ "Quantum Spin Hall Insulator State in HgTe Quantum Wells". Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  9. ^ Qi, X. L.; Hughes, T. L.; Zhang, S. C. (2010). "Erratum: Topological field theory of time-reversal invariant insulators \Phys. Rev. B 78, 195424 (2008)". Physical Review B 81 (15). Bibcode:2010PhRvB..81o9901Q. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.81.159901.  edit
  10. ^ "Topological insulators in Bi: 2: Se: 3: , Bi: 2: Te: 3: and Sb: 2: Te: 3: with a single Dirac cone on the surface : Abstract : Nature Physics". Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
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  12. ^ Qi, X. L.; Zhang, S. C. (2011). "Topological insulators and superconductors". Reviews of Modern Physics 83 (4): 1057. arXiv:1008.2026. Bibcode:2011RvMP...83.1057Q. doi:10.1103/RevModPhys.83.1057.  edit

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