## Members

Name | William Witczak-Krempa |

Affiliation | |

Phone (1) | 514-343-6669 |

Areas of research (1) | Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum Field Theory, Conformal Field Theory |

Area of research (2) | Entanglement, Quantum Critical Phase Transitions, Topological Phases in Quantum Materials, Quantum Spin Liquids |

Postdoctoral Fellows with dates (current and since last year) (1) | Gilles Parez, November 2021-present, CRM |

Postdoctoral Fellows with dates (current and since last year) (2) | Clément Berthiere, September 2021-present, Université de Montréal |

Postdoctoral Fellows with dates (current and since last year) (3) | Chia-Chuan Liu, September 2020-August 2022, Université de Montréal |

Postdoctoral Fellows with dates (current and since last year) (4) | Rufus Boyack, September 2020-June 2022, Université de Montréal |

Postdoctoral Fellows with dates (current and since last year) (5) | Ren-Bo Wang, August 2022-present, Université de Montréal |

Students with dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (1) | Dounia Shaaban Kabakibo (PhD), January 2022-present, Université de Montréal |

Students with dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (2) | Simon Garneau-Desroches (PhD), September 2021-April 2022, Université de Montréal |

Students with dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (3) | Liuke Liu (PhD), September 2021-present, Université de Montréal |

Students with dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (4) | Lena Engström (PhD), September 2018-present, McGill University |

Students with dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (5) | Christian Boudreault (PhD), September 2017-January 2022, Université de Montréal |

Students with dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (6) | AmirHossein Fallah Zarrinkar (PhD), January 2023-present, Université de Montréal |

Students with dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (7) | Juliette Geoffrion (MSc), September 2020- August 2022, Université de Montréal |

Student with dates (current and since last year), and affiliation (8) | James Fraser (MSc), September 2020-present, Université de Montréal |

Student with dates (current and since last year), and affiliation (9) | Louis Godbout (MSc), September 2019- December 2021, Université de Montréal |

Student with dates (current and since last year), and affiliation (10) | Gabriel Longpré (MSc), September 2019- December 2021, Université de Montréal |

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (1) | G. Beaudin, L.M. Fournier, M. Nicklas, M. Kenzelmann, M. Laver, W. Witczak-Krempa, A.D. Bianchi, ‘’ Possible quantum nematic phase in a colossal magnetoresistance material’’, Physical Review B 105, 035104, 10 pp (2022) |

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (2) | B. Estienne, J-M. Stéphan, W. Witczak-Krempa, "Cornering the universal shape of fluctuations'' , Nature Communications 13, 287, 14 pp (2022) |

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (3) | Y.-C. Wang, M. Cheng, W. Witczak-Krempa, Z. Y. Meng, “Fractionalized conductivity at topological phase transitions”, Nature Communications 12, 5347, 9pp (2021) |

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (4) | L.Engström, T. Pereg-Barnea, William Witczak-Krempa, "Modeling multiorbital effects in Sr2IrO4 under strain and a Zeeman field", Physical Review B 103, 155147 (2021) |

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (5) | B. Sirois, L. Fournier, J. Leduc, W. Witczak-Krempa, “Geometric entanglement in integer quantum Hall states”, Physical Review B 103, 115115, 19 pp (2021) |

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (6) | L. Godbout, S. Tchoumakov, W. Witczak-Krempa, “Impurities in three-dimensional quadratic band-touching Luttinger semimetals: Friedel and RKKY oscillations”, Physical Review B 102, 205202, 10pp (2020) |

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (7) | P-G. Rozon, P-A. Bolteau, W. Witczak-Krempa, “Geometric entanglement in integer quantum Hall states with boundaries”, Physical Review B 102, 155417, 15pp (2020) |

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (8) | S. Tchoumakov, L.J.Godbout, W. Witczak-Krempa, “Superconductivity from Coulomb repulsion in three-dimensional quadratic band touching Luttinger semimetals”, Physical Review Research 2, 013230, 15pp (2020) |

Recent Invited Talks and Lectures (past year only) (1) | "Cornering the universal shape of fluctuations and entanglement", Invited seminar (online), Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications, Harvard University, Cambridge, US, September 2021 |

Recent Invited Talks and Lectures (past year only) (2) | "Cornering the universal shape of fluctuations and entanglement", Invited seminar (online), Kadanoff Center for Theoretical Physics, University of Chicago, Illinois, US, March 2021 |

Recent Invited Talks and Lectures (past year only) (3) | "Conformal field theories and quantum phase transitions: an entanglement perspective", Invited seminar (online), Northwestern University, Illinois, US, February 2021 |

Recent Invited Talks and Lectures (past year only) (4) | Theoretical search for quantum spin liquids on the Kagome lattice, Contributed talk, Regroupement Québécois des Matériaux de Pointe, Montréal, Canada, January 2021 |

Recent Invited Talks and Lectures (past year only) (5) | "Fractionalized conductivity and emergent self-duality topological phase transitions", Quantum Materials 2.0 Conference, Jouvence,Quebec, Canada, May 2022 |

Recent Invited Talks and Lectures (past year only) (6) | "Fractionalized conductivity and emergent self-duality topological phase transitions",Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater-Bay-Area Seminar on Highly Entangled Topological Quantum Matters , Online, June 2022 |

Recent Awards, Distinctions, Prizes (past 2 years) (1) | Canada Research Chair in Quantum Phase Transitions (2021) |

Recent Awards, Distinctions, Prizes (past 2 years)(2) | "Le petit Nobel", 3rd place – Voted 3rd best undergraduate teacher in the physics department (2020) |

Recent conferences organized or co-organized (past 2 years only) (1) | Co-organizer for the “Quantum Mathematics” Session at the Canadian Mathematical Society Summer Meeting (online). 2021/06 |

Recent conferences organized or co-organized (past 2 years only) (2) | Co-organizer for the Grand Conference of the Regroupement Québécois sur les Matériaux de Pointe (RQMP). 2020/05 |

Recent conferences organized or co-organized (past 2 years only) (3) | Co-organazier for the Conformal field theory and quantum many-body physics. August 2022 |

Recent conferences organized or co-organized (past 2 years only) (4) | Co-organizer, Bootstrapping Nature: Non-perturbative Approaches to Critical Phenomena. At the Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical Physics (GGI) (Italy) |