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Theoretical Particle Physics and Quantum Field Theory

M.S., 1965, Beijing University, Beijing, China

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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, two-dimensional integrable field theory and lattice statistical models including quantum groups and the Yang-Baxter equations. Quantum Field theory is the main tool in his study of fundamental dynamical laws in various quantum (string, field and many-body) systems. In particular, he is interested in the topological aspects of physical phenomena in both particle and condensed-matter physics, and in the geometric and algebraic structures underlying the fundamental laws in physics.

Selected Publications:

  1. "Space-Time Approach to Holonomy Scattering", (with F. Wilczek) Phys. Rev. Lett. 65, 13 (1990).
  2. "Two-Loop Analysis of Chern-Simons-Matter Theory", (with Wei Chen and G.W. Semenoff), Phys. Rev. D 46, 5221 (1992).
  3. "Complete Structure of the BRST Ring and Symmetries in D = 2 String", (with Chuan-Jie Zhu), Nucl. Phys. B404, 245 (1993).
  4. "Chiral Operator Product Algebra and Edge Excitations of a Fractional Quantum Hall Droplet" (with X.G. Wen, Y. Hatsugai), Nucl. Phys. B422, 476 (1994).
  5. "Yang-Baxterization 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. 130-152.
  6. "Algebraic and Geometric Aspects of Generalized Quantum Dynamics" (with S.L. Adler), Phys. Rev. D49, 6705 (1994).
  7. "Statistical Distribution for Generalized Ideal Gas of Fractional Statistics Particles", Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 922 (1994).
  8. "Bosonization of One-Dimensional Exlcusons and Characterization of Luttinger Liquids", (with Yue Yu), Phys. Rev. Lett.
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