I am currently a postdoc in the Condensed Matter Theory Group of U of Alberta (Canada). My main research interests are quantum simulations of particle physics & gravity, graphene, topological semimetals, Majorana fermions, and hyperbolic lattices.

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Publications

6. Alexander Lau, Timo Hyart, Carmine Autieri, Anffany Chen, and Dmitry I. Pikulin, "Designing three-dimensional flat bands", (2020), arXiv:2008.09122. Submitted to Nature Physics.
5. Anffany Chen, R. Ilan, F. de Juan, D. I. Pikulin, and M. Franz, "Quantum Holography in a Graphene Flake with an Irregular Boundary", Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 036403 (2018). Shortlisted for "Breakthrough of the Year" by Physics World.
4. Anffany Chen, D. I. Pikulin, and M. Franz, "Josephson current signatures of the Majorana flat bands on the surface of time-reversal-invariant Weyl and Dirac semimetals", Phys. Rev. B 95, 174505 (2017).
3. D. I. Pikulin, Anffany Chen, and M. Franz, "Chiral anomaly from strain-induced gauge fields in Dirac and Weyl semimetals", Phys. Rev. X 6, 41021 (2016).
2. Anffany Chen and M. Franz, "Superconducting proximity effect and Majorana flat bands at the surface of a Weyl semimetal", Phys. Rev. B 93, 201105 (2016).
1. P. J. C. Salter, M. Aliotta, T. Davinson, H. Al Falou, A. Chen, B. Davids, B. R. Fulton, N. Galinski, D. Howell, G. Lotay, P. Machule, A. StJ. Murphy, C. Ruiz, S. Sjue, M. Taggart, P. Walden, and P. J. Woods, "Measurement of the 18Ne(ɑ,p0)21Na Reaction Cross Section in the Burning Energy Region for X-Ray Bursts", Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 242701 (2012).

Education

Ph.D. Physics (2019)

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Thesis: "Realizing High-Energy Physics in Topological Semimetals"
Supervisor: Marcel Franz

M. Sc. Physics (2014)

Perimeter Institute & University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON
Thesis: "Directional Dependence of Phase Transition Splitting by Uniaxial Strain: A New Test to Determine Strontium Ruthenate Superconducting States"
Supervisor: Xiao-Gang Wen

B. Sc. Comb. Hons. Physics and Mathematics (2013)

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Thesis: "Universal Three-Body Energy Spectrum in 2D Ultracold Bose-Fermi Mixtures Near Feshbach Resonance"
Supervisor: Fei Zhou