Education
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pappalardo Fellow, 20172020.
University of California, Santa Barbara, Ph.D. Physics, 20122017.
Peking University, B.S. Physics, 20082012.
Research Interests
Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
Topological Phases of Matter
Quantum Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena
Quantum Field Theory and Anomaly
2D Materials and Moiré Physics
Selected Publications

Landau Ordering Phase Transition beyond the Landau Paradigm. Phys. Rev. R. 2, 023031 (2020), Z. Bi, E. Lake, T. Senthil.

Designing flat bands by strain. Phys. Rev. B 100, 035448 (2019), Editors’ Suggestion, Z. Bi, N. Yuan, L. Fu.

An adventure in topological phase transitions in 3 + 1D: Nonabelian deconfined quantum criticalities and a possible duality. Phys. Rev. X. 9, 021034 (2019), Z. Bi, T. Senthil.

Instability of the nonFermi liquid state of the SachdevYeKitaev model. Phys. Rev. B. 95, 205105 (2017), Z. Bi, C. M. Jian, Y.Z. You, K. Pawlak, C. Xu.

Bilayer graphene as a platform for bosonic symmetry protected topological states. Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 126801 (2017), Z. Bi, R.X. Zhang, Y.Z. You, A. Young, L. Balents, C.X. Liu, C. Xu.

Classification and description of bosonic symmetry protected topological phases with semiclassical nonlinear sigma models. Phys. Rev. B. 91, 134404 (2015), Editors’ Suggestion, Z. Bi, A. Rasmussen, K. Slagle, C. Xu.

Wavefunction and strange correlator of short range entangled states. Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 247202 (2014), Y.Z. You, Z. Bi, A. Rasmussen, K. Slagle, C. Xu.