Tyler Ellison

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Yale Prize Postdoctoral Fellow
Research Areas: 
Condensed Matter Physics
Research Type: 
Biographical Sketch: 

Tyler 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, Tyler enjoys pick-up sports, savory ice cream flavors, and learning new board games.

Research : 

Tyler Ellison’s 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.


Ph.D. 2021 University of Washington
Selected Publications: 
  1. 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).
  2. 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).
  3. Sujeet K. Shukla, Tyler D. Ellison, Lukasz Fidkowski, “Tensor network approach to two-dimensional bosonization”, Physical Review B 101 (15), 155105 (2020)
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