Welcome Tyler Ellison (Yale Prize Postdoctoral Fellow)

September 15, 2021

Welcome to Tyler Ellison who comes to us as a Postdoctoral Prize Fellow in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics. Ellison will be working with Meng Cheng. His research interests lie at the intersection of condensed matter physics and quantum information. In particular, his work has employed concepts from quantum information, such as quantum circuits, tensor networks, and the stabilizer formalism, to characterize quantum phases of matter. He is currently interested in developing new quantum error correcting codes inspired by exotic topological phases of matter.

Selected publications:

  • Yu-An Chen, Tyler D. Ellison, Nathanan Tantivasadakarn, “Disentangling supercohomology symmetry-protected topological phases in three spatial dimensions”, Physical Review Research 3 (1), 013056 (2021).
  • Tyler D. Ellison, Kohtaro Kato, Zi-Wen Liu, Timothy H. Hsieh, “Symmetry-protected sign problem and magic in quantum phases of matter”, arXiv:2010.13803 (2020).
  • Sujeet K. Shukla, Tyler D. Ellison, Lukasz Fidkowski, “Tensor network approach to two-dimensional bosonization”, Physical Review B 101 (15), 155105 (2020)

Ellison graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2015 and received a Master’s degree from SUNY Stony Brook in 2017. In 2021, he completed his doctoral studies at the University of Washington under the supervision of Lukasz Fidkowski. Outside of physics, he enjoys pick-up sports, savory ice cream flavors, and learning new board games.