Fei Zhou



  • Fellow
  • Quantum Materials


  • University of British Columbia
Department of Physics & Astronomy


  • Canada


PhD (Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics), University of Washington
BSc, University of Science and Technology of China


Fei Zhou studies interacting ultra cold atomic matter.

His goal is to understand the behaviours of cold alkali atoms in extreme quantum limits. His research topics include superfluids near Feshbach resonances, spin correlated physics in optical lattices, localization of interacting particles and the processing of quantum information using atoms in optical lattices. Currently, Zhou is particularly interested in rigorous solutions to quantum many-body systems near resonance strong coupling fixed points, and, in general, methods to obtain rigorous many-body solutions.



Foreign Associate of ICQS, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2007

Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, 2005

Relevant Publications

Zhou, F. "Spin correlations and discrete Symmetries in Spinor Bose-Einstein Condensates." Phys. Rev. Lett. 87 (2001): 080401.

Demler, E., and F. Zhou. "Spinor Bosonic Atoms in Optical Lattices: Symmetry Breaking and Fractionalization." Phys. Rev. Lett. 88 (2001): 163001.

Semenoff, G.W., and F. Zhou. "Discrete symmetries and 1/3-quantum vortices in condensates of F=2 cold atoms." Phys. Rev. Lett. 98 (2007): 100402.

Semenoff, G.W., and F. Zhou. "Quantum Fluctuation-Induced Uniaxial and Biaxial Spin Nematics, Jun Liang Song." Phys. Rev. Lett. 98 (2007): 160408.

An-Chun, J. et al. "Dynamical Creation of Fractionalized Vortices and Vortex Lattices." Phys. Rev. Lett. 101 (2008): 010402.