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Professor ZHANG, Shizhong

Professor ZHANG, Shizhong

Associate Head and Professor, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, HKU

B.S. Tsinghua; Ph.D. Illinois

  • 2859 7943
  • 2559 9152
  • Room 526, CYM Physics Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Current Research

  • Atomic and Quantum Physics Group: Theoretical Atomic Physics and Degenerate Quantum Gases
    • Ultra-cold atomic gases have emerged as a multi-disciplinary subject that is at the interface of modern atomic and molecular physics, quantum optics and condensed matter physics. It proves to be an excellent laboratory for investigating strongly interacting quantum many-body systems and in particular correlated quantum phases and phase transitions. Current topics of interest include strongly interacting two-component Fermi gases and BEC-BCS crossover, synthetic gauge fields and spin-orbit couplings in atomic gases, novel mixtures of bosons and fermions. 

  • Theoretical and Computational Condensed Matter Group


Research Interest

  • Physics of Very Degenerate Quantum Gases and Strongly Correlated Electronic System


    Representative Publications

    • "Evidence for Universal Relations Describing a Gas with p-Wave Interactions", C. Luciuk, S. Trotzky, S. Smale, Z. Yu, S. Zhang, and J. H. Thywissen, Nature Physics6, 599-605 (2016)
    • "Universal Relations for a Fermi Gas Close to a p-Wave Interaction Resonance", Z.H. Yu, J.H. Thywissen, S.Z. ZhangPhysical Review Letters115, 135304:1-5 (2015)
    • “Transverse Demagnetization Dynamics of a Unitary Fermi Gas”, A.B. Bardon, S. Beattie, C. Luciuk, W. Cairncross, D. Fine, N.S. Cheng, G.J.A. Edge, E. Taylor, S.Z. Zhang, S. Trotzky, J.H. Thywissen, Science, 344, 722-724 (2014)
    • “Theory of quantum oscillations in the vortex-liquid state of high-Tc superconductors”,S. Banerjee, S.Z. Zhang, M. Randeria, Nature Communications, 4, 1700:1-7 (2013)
    • "Bose-Einstein condensates with spin-orbit interaction", T.L. Ho and S.Z. ZhangPhysics Review Letter107, 150403 (2011)
    • "BEC-BCS crossover induced by a synthetic non-abelian gauge field", J.P. Vyasanakere, S.Z. Zhang and V. Shenoy, Physics Review B84, 014512 (2011)
    • "Atom loss maximum in ultracold Fermi gases", S.Z. Zhang and T.L. Ho, New Journal of Physics13, 055003 (2011)
    • "Universal properties of the ultracold Fermi gas", S.Z. Zhang and A.J. Leggett, Physics Review A79, 023601 (2009)


    Prizes and Awards

    2017|Outstanding Young Researcher Award, HKU
    2015|Croucher Innovation Awards (The Croucher Foundation, Hong Kong)