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Zlatko Papic

Portrait de Zlatko Papic
Phd: Universite Paris Sud, Orsay 2010

Area of Research:

For an updated list of publications, please consult arXiv

The manuscript of my PhD thesis is available for download from Tel

My numerical codes are part of the open-source C++ project called DiagHam

For a popular account of our recent work on bilayer graphene, published in P. Maher et al., Science 345, 6192 (2014), see here.

Check out my recent paper on a zoo of solvable models for exotic animals such as Pfaffians, Gaffnians, Haffnians etc.

Research Interests

I am a condensed matter theorist working on topological phases, graphene, fractional quantum Hall effect, quantum information concepts such as entanglement and matrix-product states/tensor networks used to describe condensed matter systems, nonequilibrium quantum dynamics of interacting disordered systems, etc.

Positions Held

  • 2010-2013: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University

Recent Publications

  • "Solvable models for unitary and non-unitary topological phases", Z. Papic, Phys. Rev. B 90, 075304 (2014) [Editors' Suggestion]
  • "Tunable Fractional Quantum Hall Phases in Bilayer Graphene", Patrick Maher, Lei Wang, Yuanda Gao, Carlos Forsythe, Takashi Taniguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Dmitry Abanin, Zlatko Papic, Paul Cadden-Zimansky, James Hone, Philip Kim, Cory R. Dean, Science 345, 6192 pp. 61-64 (2014)
  • "The single-mode approximation for fractional Chern insulators and the fractional quantum Hall effect on the torus", C. Repellin, T. Neupert, Z. Papic, N. Regnault, Phys. Rev. B 90, 045114 (2014).
  • "Quasiholes of 1/3 and 7/3 quantum Hall states: size estimates via exact diagonalization and density-matrix renormalization group", Sonika Johri, Z. Papic, R. N. Bhatt, P. Schmitteckert, Phys. Rev. B 89, 115124 (2014).
  • "Topological phases in graphene", Z. Papic and D. A. Abanin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 046602 (2014)
  • "Local Conservation Laws and the Structure of the Many-Body Localized States", Maksym Serbyn, Z. Papic, and Dmitry A. Abanin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 127201 (2013).
  • "Fractional quantum Hall effect in a tilted magnetic field", Z. Papic, Phys. Rev. B 87, 245315 (2013).
  • "Universal Slow Growth of Entanglement in Interacting Strongly Disordered Systems", Maksym Serbyn, Z. Papic, and Dmitry A. Abanin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 260601 (2013).
  • "Matrix product states for trial quantum Hall states", B. Estienne, Z. Papic, N. Regnault, and B. A. Bernevig, Phys. Rev. B 87, 161112 (2013).
  • "Quantum Phase Transitions and the nu=5/2 Fractional Hall State in Wide Quantum Wells", Z. Papic‡, F. D. M. Haldane, and E. H. Rezayi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 266806 (2012).
  • "Interferometric probes of many-body localization", M. Serbyn, M. Knap, S. Gopalakrishnan, Z. Papic, N. Y. Yao, C. R. Laumann, D. A. Abanin, M. D. Lukin, E. A. Demler, arXiv: 1403.0693
  • "Periodically driven ergodic and many-body localized quantum systems", Pedro Ponte, Anushya Chandran, Z. Papic, Dmitry A. Abanin, arXiv: 1403.6480


  • APS March meeting, Denver, Colorado, USA
  • Entanglement in topological phases and interacting disordered systems, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Entanglement in topological phases and interacting disordered systems, LPT, Toulouse, France
  • Topological phases in graphene, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Tunable interactions and ways of engineering fractional quantum Hall states, APS March meeting, Baltimore, USA
  • Fractional quantum Hall effect in wide quantum wells at halffilling, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
  • PIRSA:14020134, Topological phases in graphene, 2014-02-10, Emergence in Complex Systems
  • PIRSA:12110081, Fractional quantum Hall effect and tunable interactions, 2012-11-29, Condensed Matter