Department of Physics
University of Michigan
450 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1040
- 08/2012 - ongoing Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
- 01/2012 - 07/2012 Junior work group leader, Max Planck Institut für die Physik komplexer Systeme (MPI PKS) Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
- 01/2009 - 12/2011 Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Department of Physics, Columbia University.
- 10/2005 - 12/2008 Doctoral studies at ETH Zürich at the Institut für Theoretische Physik in the group of Prof. Matthias Troyer.
- 10/2000 - 10/2005 Student of physics at ETH Zürich.
Recent awards and honorable mentions
- I’ve won the Nevill Mott SCES prize 2013, ‘for a person who has made distinguished contributions to the theory of strongly correlated electron systems’!
- I’ve received a honorable mention for the ‘Hermann Kümmel Early Achievement Award’, ‘for the development of the Continuous-Time Auxiliary-Field Quantum Monte Carlo Method and for its use in understanding the interplay of the pseudogap and superconductivity in the Hubbard model’! Congratulations to the winner, Max Metlitski, and to my fellow honorees Kai Sun and Martin Eckstein!
- I’ve received a 2013 DOE Early Career award!
- I’ve been named a 2014 Sloan Fellow!
- I’ve received a 2014 ORAU Powe award!
- I’ve been chosen to give the 2014 Pauli Lecture at the DESY in Hamburg
- The Simons Foundation has written an awardee spotlight about our research
Xi Chen, defended 2017
Xi now works at the Flatiron Institute of the Simons Foundation in New York City.
James LeBlanc, 2014-2016
James moved to Memorial University of Newfoundland in July 2016
The 2017 group at Xi Chen’s defense. Back row, left to right: Igor Krivenko, Joe Kleinhenz, Jia Li, Joe Paki, and Markus Wallerberger. Middle row: Sergei Iskakoff, Qiaoyuan Dong, Hanna Terletska, and Alexander Gaenko. Front row: Emanuel Gull and Xi Chen
The 2014 group: From left to right: Andrey Antipov, Joe Paki, Qiaoyuan Dong, Xi Chen, Emanuel Gull, and James LeBlanc