nLab Xiao-Gang Wen

Xiao-Gang Wen is the BMO Financial Group Isaac Newton Chair in Theoretical Physics at Perimeter Institute. His expertise is in condensed matter theory of strongly correlated electronic systems and topological phases of matter. He introduced and studied the concept of topological order and its symmetry proteced versions.

Interview on topological order:

Selected writings

Introducing and developing the notion of topological order:

Early review:

Further review:

On quantum spin liquids as exhibiting topological order:

The additional requirement that the Berry connection be non-abelian (and/or the presence of anyons):

On understanding generalized Laughlin wavefunctions as conformal blocks:

Suggestion that topological order goes along with long-range entanglement:

On the quantum adiabatic theorem in the context of topological phases of matter:

Introducing string-net models and the Levin-Wen model:

Introducing the 3d toric code:

Introducing topological entanglement entropy in view of string-net models:

Introducing the notion of symmetry protected topological phases:

On string-net models via tensor networks:

On the classification of free fermion SPTs:

On internal-symmetry protected topological phases:

Claim that group cohomology classifies some symmetry protected topological phases:

More on topological order/topological phases of matter:

  • Xiao-Gang Wen, Topological orders and edge excitations in FQH states, Advances in Physics 44, 405 (1995). cond-mat/9506066

  • Xiao-Gang Wen, Vacuum degeneracy of chiral spin state in compactified spaces, Phys. Rev. B, 40, 7387 (1989),

  • Xiao-Gang Wen, Topological orders in rigid states, Int. J. Mod. Phys. B4, 239 (1990)

  • Xiao-Gang Wen, Qian Niu, Ground state degeneracy of the FQH states in presence of random potential and on high genus Riemann surfaces, Phys. Rev. B41, 9377 (1990)

  • E. Keski-Vakkuri, Xiao-Gang Wen, Ground state structure of hierarchical QH states on torus and modular transformation, Int. J. Mod. Phys. B7, 4227 (1993) pdf

  • Xiao-Gang Wen, Mean field theory of spin liquid states with finite energy gap and topological orders, Phys. Rev. B 44 2664 (1991).

  • Xiao-Gang Wen, Non-Abelian Statistics in the FQH states, pdf Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 802 (1991).

  • Xiao-Gang Wen, Yong-Shi Wu, Chiral operator product algebra hidden in certain FQH states, Nucl. Phys. B419, 455 (1994), pdf

  • Xie Chen, Zheng-Cheng Gu, Xiao-Gang Wen, Local unitary transformation, long-range quantum entanglement, wave function renormalization, and topological order Phys. Rev. B 82, 155138 (2010)

  • Juven Wang, Zheng-Cheng Gu, Xiao-Gang Wen, Field theory representation of gauge-gravity symmetry-protected topological invariants, group cohomology and beyond, arxiv:1405.7689, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 031601 (2015)

  • Liang Kong, Tian Lan, Xiao-Gang Wen, Zhi-Hao Zhang, Hao Zheng, Algebraic higher symmetry and categorical symmetry – a holographic and entanglement view of symmetry (arXiv:2005.14178)

On quantum information theory (entanglement entropy) applied to topological phases of matter/topological order:

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