Meng Cheng

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Assistant Professor
Research Areas: 
Quantum condensed matter theory
Biographical Sketch: 

Meng Cheng is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Yale University. He received his undergraduate degree from Nanjing University (China). In 2013, he obtained his Ph.D degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he studied topological superconductivity and its applications in quantum information processing. He then moved to a postdoctoral researcher position in Microsoft Research, Station Q in Santa Barbara, during which he investigated the interplay of global symmetry and topological quantum order. He joint the Department of Physics at Yale University in 2016.


Ph.D. University of Maryland, 2013

Honors & Awards: 

2019 – NSF CAREER award
2019 – Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship

Selected Publications: 

Meng Cheng and Dominic J. Williamson, Relative anomaly in (1+ 1)d rational conformal field theoryarXiv:2002.02984

Dominic J. Williamson, Arpit Dua and Meng Cheng, Spurious topological entanglement entropy from subsystem symmetriesPhys. Rev. Lett. 122, 140506 (2019)

Maissam Barkeshli, Parsa Bonderson, Meng Cheng and Zhenghan Wang, Symmetry fractionalization, defects, and gauging of topological phasesPhys. Rev. B 100, 115147 (2019)

Meng Cheng, Microscopic theory of surface topological order for topological crystalline superconductorsPhys. Rev. Lett. 120, 036801 (2018)

Meng Cheng, Michael Zaletel, Maissam Barkeshli, Ashvin Vishwanath and Parsa Bonderson, Translational symmetry and microscopic constraints on symmetry-enriched topological phases: a view from the surfacePhys. Rev. X 6, 041068 (2016)

Futher publications can be found in Google Scholar.