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Roger Mong

University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., Physics, University of California Berkeley, 2012

Roger Mong received his BS in Engineering Physics from University of Toronto and his Ph.D. in Physics from University of California, Berkeley in 2012, where he studied topological insulators and superconductors. He then took a postdoctoral appointment at Caltech, pursuing research in the fractional quantum Hall effect. He joined the Department of Physics at the University of Pittsburgh in 2015.


I work in condensed matter theory and quantum information, specializing in characterization of topological phases, classical simulation of quantum systems, quantum material design, and quantum control.

In contrast to Landau’s symmetry classification of matter, where phases are described by symmetry-breaking order parameters, topological phases are distinguished by nonlocal topological invariants. These phases are fundamentally quantum mechanical with no classical analogue; they are characterized by exotic emergent excitations of the bulk, which are often accompanied by gapless edge degrees of freedoms. My research is focused on finding materials which support these phases of matter, understanding their properties, and exploring ways that these systems can be manipulated.


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Zhuan Li Graduate Student
Most Cited Publications

RSK Mong, AM Essin, JE Moore, "Antiferromagnetic topological insulators", Physical Review B 81 (24), 245209.

RSK Mong, DJ Clarke, J Alicea, et al., "Universal topological quantum computation from a superconductor-abelian quantum hall heterostructure", Physical Review X 4 (1), 011036.

P Ghaemi, RSK Mong, JE Moore, "In-plane transport and enhanced thermoelectric performance in thin films of the topological insulators Bi2Te3 and Bi2Se3", Physical review letters 105 (16), 166603.

AM Turner, Y Zhang, RSK Mong, A Vishwanath, "Quantized response and topology of magnetic insulators with inversion symmetry", Physical Review B 85 (16), 165120.

MP Zaletel, RSK Mong, C Karrasch, JE Moore, F Pollmann, "Time-evolving a matrix product state with long-ranged interactions", Physical Review B 91 (16), 165112.

Recent Publications

D Aasen, J Haah, Z Li, RSK Mong, "Measurement Quantum Cellular Automata and Anomalies in Floquet Codes", arXiv preprint arXiv:2304.01277.

C Zhou, J Repicky, M Xia, M Mucci, R Mong, M Hatridge, "Quantum Non-demolition Measurement of the Transverse Component of a Qubit Using a Dissipative SNAIL Coupler", in preparation.

R Kobayashi, T Wang, T Soejima, RSK Mong, S Ryu, "Extracting higher central charge from a single wave function", arXiv preprint arXiv:2303.04822.

S Murciano, P Sala, Y Liu, RSK Mong, J Alicea, "Measurement-altered Ising quantum criticality", arXiv preprint arXiv:2302.04325.

Z Li, RSK Mong, "Detecting topological order from modular transformations of ground states on the torus", Physical Review B 106 (23), 235115.