
YongShi Wu
Professor
Theoretical Particle Physics and Quantum Field Theory
M.S., 1965, Beijing University, Beijing, China
Office : 214 INSCC
Phone : (801)5816603
Email : wu@physics.utah.edu
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Introduction
Dr. Wu has been extensively working on various problems in the
frontier of theoretical particle physics, condensed matter theory and
mathematical physics. These include unified field or string theory,
conformal field theory, topological quantum field theory, fractional
statistics, the quantum Hall effect and strongly correlated systems,
twodimensional integrable field theory and lattice statistical models
including quantum groups and the YangBaxter equations. Quantum Field
theory is the main tool in his study of fundamental dynamical laws in
various quantum (string, field and manybody) systems. In particular,
he is interested in the topological aspects of physical phenomena in
both particle and condensedmatter physics, and in the geometric and
algebraic structures underlying the fundamental laws in physics.
Selected Publications:

"SpaceTime Approach to Holonomy Scattering", (with F. Wilczek) Phys. Rev.
Lett. 65, 13 (1990).

"TwoLoop Analysis of ChernSimonsMatter Theory", (with Wei Chen and G.W.
Semenoff), Phys. Rev. D 46, 5221 (1992).

"Complete Structure of the BRST Ring and Symmetries in D = 2 String",
(with ChuanJie Zhu), Nucl. Phys. B404, 245 (1993).

"Chiral Operator Product Algebra and Edge Excitations of a Fractional Quantum
Hall Droplet" (with X.G. Wen, Y. Hatsugai), Nucl. Phys. B422, 476 (1994).

"YangBaxterization and Algebraic Structures" (with M.L. Ge, K. Xue), in
"Braid Group, Knot Theory and Statistical Mechanics, II", ed. by C.N. Yang
and M.L. Ge; World Scientific (Singapre, 1994); pp. 130152.

"Algebraic and Geometric Aspects of Generalized Quantum Dynamics" (with S.L.
Adler), Phys. Rev. D49, 6705 (1994).

"Statistical Distribution for Generalized Ideal Gas of Fractional Statistics
Particles", Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 922 (1994).

"Bosonization of OneDimensional Exlcusons and Characterization of Luttinger
Liquids", (with Yue Yu), Phys. Rev. Lett.

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