Xie Chen | © EE Photo 2015

Xie Chen

Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Research Interest

Novel phases and phase transitions in quantum condensed matter systems. 
Topics include: topological order in strongly correlated systems; dynamics in many-body systems; tensor network representation; quantum information application.

Contact Info

Xie Chen
California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Blvd., MC 149-33
Pasadena, CA 91125
Office: 163 W. Bridge
P: +1 (626) 395-3793
E: xiechen[at]]caltech[dot]edu


Academic Appointments
2017.6 - Present Associate Professor - California Institute of Technology
2014.7 - 2017.5 Assistant Professor - California Institute of Technology
2012.8 - 2014.6 Miller Research Fellow - University of California, Berkeley
2006.9 - 2012.7 Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2002.9 - 2006.6 B. Sc. in Physics - Tsinghua University
Selected Awards and Honors
2017 Sloan Research Fellowship
2017 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Award
2012 Miller Research Fellowships from Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science of UC Berkeley
2012 Outstanding Chinese Self-financed Students Abroad, one of nine extraordinary prizewinners
2011 Andrew M. Lockett III Memorial Fund Award for best theoretical physics graduate student at MIT
2006 Whiteman Fellowship for graduate study of physics at MIT