Sharif University of Technology Department of Physics
Department of Physics

Sharif University of Technology

Physics Email


Room 613
P.O.Box: 11155-9161
Phone: +98 21
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 January 2011 (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:

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

2- Vaezi, A., "Fractional topological superconductor with fractionalized Majorana fermions." Physical Review B87(3), 035132 (2013).
3- Vaezi, A., "Superconducting analogue of the parafermion fractional quantum hall states." Physical Review X4(3), 031009 (2014).
4- Vaezi, A., & Barkeshli, M., "Fibonacci anyons from abelian bilayer quantum hall states." Physical review letters113(23), 236804 (2014).
5- 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).
6- Hsu, Y. T., Vaezi, A., Fischer, M. H., & Kim, E. A.,"Topological superconductivity in monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides." Nature communications8(1), 1-6 (2017).
7- 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).
8- 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).

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

10- 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).
11- 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).
12- Vaezi, M. S., Negari, A. R., Moharramipour, A., & Vaezi, A., "An Amelioration for the Sign Problem: Adiabatic Quantum Monte Carlo." arXiv:2012.12911 (2020).
Past and current group members:
Dr. S. Mojtaba Tabatabaei
Ms. Hanieh Najafzadeh
Ms. Mahdieh Pourjafarabadi
Mr. Seyed Alireza Manavi
Mr. Amir-Hossain Saedpanah
Mr. Amir-Reza Negari
Mr. Amin Moharramipour
Dr. Majid Kheirkhah (U of Alberta)
Mr. S. Ali H. Lavasani (U of Maryland)