Senior Research Scientist, RIKEN Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program (iTHEMS)
Dr. Ching-Kai Chiu
- Research Fields
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Term and History
- 2020-08-01 - Senior Research Scientist
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Hello, I will officially join iTHEMS on August 1st as a senior research scientist. My name is Ching-Kai Chiu from Taiwan, and I am a condensed matter physicist. Unfortunately, I cannot enter Japan now due to the travel restriction. Hopefully, I can see everyone in person after COVID-19. Please feel to contact me anytime.
My research interests are topological states of matter, superconductivity, and quantum computing. Specifically, my works are related to topological insulators, semimetals, superconductors, and non-Hermitian systems, as well as the designing of universal quantum computers. I have enjoyed using mathematics to explore condensed matter physics and collaborating with theorists and experimentalists.
However, I don’t want to limit myself in condensed matter physics. I have broad interests in science. When I was in graduate school (the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), I learned general relativity (Sean Caroll’s and Wheeler’s books) and field theory. Recently, I am also interested in (quantum) cryptography and cryptocurrency. It is exciting for me to work in iTHEMS to interact with scientists from different fields.
About my personal life, I lived in many countries, such as USA, Canada, Taiwan, Germany, China. I have enjoyed nature and visited around 20 national parks in the United States. You name it. Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Mount Rainier. My wife and I like to travel. We have been at least 25 countries before COVID-19. My favorite habits are rock climbing and playing board games, such as Terraforming Mars and Power Grids.
Introduction to Topological Insulators: The Ten-fold Classification of Topological Insulators and Superconductors Part.2
June 13 (Mon) at 14:00 - 15:30, 2022 Seminar Quantum Matter Seminar
Introduction to Topological Insulators: The Ten-fold Classification of Topological Insulators and Superconductors Part.1
May 24 (Tue) at 14:00 - 15:30, 2022 Seminar Quantum Matter Seminar
Introduction to Topological Insulators: Topological Superconductors and Quantum Computing
May 9 (Mon) at 14:00 - 15:30, 2022 Seminar Quantum Matter Seminar
iTHEMS-phys Intro Meeting on May 24, 2021
May 24 (Mon) at 13:00 - 14:30, 2021 Seminar iTHEMS Theoretical Physics Seminar
The Second Tohoku University - RIKEN Joint Workshop: "Math Meets Quantum Materials"
September 29 (Tue) - 30 (Wed), 2020 Workshop Co-hosted by iTHEMS
Scalable Majorana vortex modes in iron-based superconductors
December 18 (Wed) at 13:30 - 15:00, 2019 Seminar