Liujun Zou

Without being confined to particular subjects or limited to specific approaches, I am interested in all physics that uncovers the truth and beauty of Nature. So far my focus has been on the understanding of quantum phases of matter and the transitions between them, with special focus on quantum criticality. Recently I have also started working on non-equilibrium many-body physics and gravity.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, 2019-2021
  • Frontiers of Science Award, International Congress of Basic Science, 2023
  • Liu, R., Lam, H. T., Ma, H., & Zou, L. (2023). Symmetries and anomalies of Kitaev spin-$S$ models. arxiv:2310.16839v1
  • Ye, W., & Zou, L. (2023). Classification of symmetry-enriched topological quantum spin liquids. arxiv:2309.15118v1
  • Ye, W., & Zou, L. (n.d.). Anomaly of $(2+1)$-dimensional symmetry-enriched topological order from $(3+1)$-dimensional topological quantum field theory. SciPost Physics, 15(1), 004. doi:10.21468/scipostphys.15.1.004
  • Ye, W., Guo, M., He, Y. -C., Wang, C., & Zou, L. (n.d.). Topological characterization of Lieb-Schultz-Mattis constraints and applications to symmetry-enriched quantum criticality. SciPost Physics, 13(3), 066. doi:10.21468/scipostphys.13.3.066
  • Lin, C. -J., & Zou, L. (2022). Entanglement-enabled symmetry-breaking orders. arxiv:2207.08828v1
  • Yang, H., & Zou, L. (2022). Renormalization-group Perspective on Gravitational Critical Collapse. arxiv:2207.04373v2
  • Ma, R., Zou, L., & Wang, C. (n.d.). Edge physics at the deconfined transition between a quantum spin Hall insulator and a superconductor. SciPost Physics, 12(6), 196. doi:10.21468/scipostphys.12.6.196
  • Ye, W., Lee, S. -S., & Zou, L. (2022). Ultraviolet-Infrared Mixing in Marginal Fermi Liquids. Physical Review Letters, 128(10), 106402. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.128.106402
  • Zou, L., He, Y. -C., & Wang, C. (2021). Stiefel Liquids: Possible Non-Lagrangian Quantum Criticality from Intertwined Orders. Physical Review X, 11(3), 031043. doi:10.1103/physrevx.11.031043
  • Lin, C. -J., & Zou, L. (2021). Reaction-diffusion dynamics in a Fibonacci chain: Interplay between classical and quantum behavior. Physical Review B, 103(17), 174305. doi:10.1103/physrevb.103.174305
  • A minimalist's approach to the physics of emergence, Quantum Matter Workshop, 2022/11/15, PIRSA:22110072
  • A minimalist's approach to the physics of emergence, Quantum Criticality: Gauge Fields and Matter, 2022/05/18, PIRSA:22050068
  • Towards creating non-Lagrangian theories in a lab, Fudan University, 2022/01/01
  • Towards creating non-Lagrangian theories in a lab, University of Cambridge, 2022/01/01
  • Anomaly-based approach to the emergibility problem, University of Tokyo, 2022/01/01