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Gang Li

Assistant Professor

Email: ligang@shanghaitech.edu.cn
We understand theoretical condensed matter physics with emphasis on topological materials, strongly correlated electrons in low-dimensional systems. We develop many-body algorithms and perform large-scale numerical simulations. More specifically, we study the electronic structure and topological properties of material systems with density functional theory in a combination with many-body methods like dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT) and extensions like cluster DMFT, dynamical cluster approximation, dual-fermion approach, non-local expansion and parquet equations, etc. We are interested in the exotic phases and topologically protected surface states emerging from electronic correlations and nontrivial band topology, and we try to explain experimental observations with our calculations.


B.S      1998-2002   Northeast Normal University    Physics

M.S     2002-2005   Peking University              Physics

Ph.D    2005-2009   Bonn University (Germany)      Physics

Habilitation  2014-now   Wuerzburg University (Germany)  Physics

  Work Experience  

Research Assistant                 2008-2011  Germany  Wuerzburg University

Research Associate (subgroup leader)  2011-2015  Germany  Wuerzburg University

Research Associate (subgroup leader)  2015-2017  Austria  Vienna University of Technology

Assistant Professor                 since 2017   China    ShanghaiTech University
  Research Interest  
I am particularly interested in the correlated two-dimensional surface systems, transition metal oxides and related compounds with narrow d-bands, topological insulators, Dirac semimetals etc. The goal of my research is to hunt for new materials exhibiting exotic phases emerging from electronic correlations and nontrivial band topology by using advanced numerical methods. The numerical tools at hand include continuous-time quantum Monte Carlo (CT-INT and CT-HYB), dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT), dynamical cluster approach (DCA), cluster-DMFT (CDMFT), dual-fermion approach (DF), non-local expansion scheme (NLE) and parquet formalism. We have long-term experience of collaborating with experimental groups working on angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) and Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy (STM).

1. Gang Li, Philipp Hopfner, Christian Blumenstein, Sebastian Meyer, Aaron Bostwick, Eli Rotenberg, Jorg Sch?fer, Ralph Claessen, and Werner Hanke, Magnetic order induced spectral weight redistribution in Sn/Si(111) surface systems, Nature Communication, 4:1620 (2013)

2. Gang Li, Manuel Laubach, Andrzej Fleszar and Werner Hanke, Germoetrical frustration and the competing phases of the Sn/Si(111) root3 x root3 R30 surface systems, Phys. Rev. B 83, 041104(R) (2011).

3. Gang Li, Binghai Yan, Ronny Thomale, Werner Hanke, Topological nature and the multiple Dirac Cones in Bismuth high-Tc superconductors, Scientific Reports, 5, 10435 (2015) ?

4. Gang Li, The hidden physics in the dual-fermion approach - a special case of a non-local expansion scheme, Phys. Rev. B 91, 165134 (2015)

5. Stefan Glass, Gang Li, Florian Adler, Julian Aulbach, Andrzej Fleszar, Ronny Thomale, Werner Hanke, Ralph Claessen, J?rg Sch?fer, Triangular Spin-Orbit-Coupled Lattice with Strong Coulomb Correlations: Sn Atoms on a SiC(0001) Substrate, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 247602 (2015)