Sharif University of Technology Department of Physics
Department of Physics

Sharif University of Technology

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Room 613
P.O.Box: 11155-9161
Phone: +98 2166164579
Fax: +98 21 6602 2711


Research interests:

My research interests include topological order in various dimensions, unconventional superconductivity, quantum magnetism, and many body localization. In particular, I am interested in studying novel fractional quantum Hall and fractional topological superconducting states with potential applications in universal quantum computation.
Short bio:
I was born in 1987. I received my B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Sharif University of Technology (SUT) in 2006 and 2007, respectively. I did my Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and graduated in December 2010 (advisor: Prof. Xiao-Gang Wen). Right after my graduation, I accepted a tenure track offer from the Physics Department at SUT. In 2012, I moved to Cornell University as a postdoctoral fellow and received a Bethe fellowship. After three years, I joined Stanford University as a Gordon and Betty Moore postdoctoral fellow and later became a research scientist there.
Selected publications:
S. Mojtaba Tabatabaei, Amir-Reza Negari, Joseph Maciejko, & A. Vaezi, "Chiral Ising Gross-Neveu Criticality of a Single Dirac Cone: A Quantum Monte Carlo Study." Physical review letters (Editor's Suggestion) 128, 225701(2022).
Vaezi, M. S., Negari, A. R., Moharramipour, A., & Vaezi, A., "An Amelioration for the Sign Problem: Adiabatic Quantum Monte Carlo." Physical review letters 127, 217003 (2021).
Pourjafarabadi, M., Najafzadeh, H., Vaezi, M. S., & Vaezi, A., "Entanglement Hamiltonian of interacting systems: Local temperature approximation and beyond." Physical Review Research3(1), 013217 (2021).

Mellnik, A.R. et al. , "Spin-transfer torque generated by a topological insulator." Nature 511.7510 (2014).

Lian, B., Sun, X. Q., Vaezi, A., Qi, X. L., & Zhang, S. C.,"Topological quantum computation based on chiral Majorana fermions." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences115(43), 10938-10942 (2018).

Li, Z. X., Vaezi, A., Mendl, C. B., & Yao, H., "Numerical observation of emergent spacetime supersymmetry at quantum criticality." Science advances4(11), eaau1463 (2018).

Hsu, Y. T., Vaezi, A., Fischer, M. H., & Kim, E. A.,"Topological superconductivity in monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides." Nature communications8(1), 1-6 (2017).
Mittal, S., Ganeshan, S., Fan, J., Vaezi, A., & Hafezi, M., "Measurement of topological invariants in a 2D photonic system." Nature Photonics10(3), 180-183 (2016).
Vaezi, A., "Fractional topological superconductor with fractionalized Majorana fermions." Physical Review B87(3), 035132 (2013).
Vaezi, A., "Superconducting analogue of the parafermion fractional quantum hall states." Physical Review X4(3), 031009 (2014).
Vaezi, A., & Barkeshli, M., "Fibonacci anyons from abelian bilayer quantum hall states." Physical review letters113(23), 236804 (2014).
Vaezi, A., Liang, Y., Ngai, D. H., Yang, L., & Kim, E. A., "Topological edge states at a tilt boundary in gated multilayer graphene." Physical Review X3(2), 021018 (20013).
Liu, Z., Vaezi, A., Lee, K., & Kim, E. A., "Non-Abelian phases in two-component ν= 2/3 fractional quantum Hall states: Emergence of Fibonacci anyons." Physical Review B (RC)92(8), 081102 (2015).
Past and current group members:
Dr. S. Mojtaba Tabatabaei
Ms. Mahdieh Pourjafarabadi
Ms. Hanieh Najafzadeh
Mr. Seyed Alireza Manavi
Mr. Amir-Hossain Saedpanah
Mr. Amir-Reza Negari (Perimeter Institute)
Mr. Amin Moharramipour (University of Toronto)
Dr. Majid Kheirkhah (U of Alberta)
Mr. S. Ali H. Lavasani (U of Maryland)