Group

I am Leon Balents, a theoretical physicist at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  You can see my somewhat up-to-date CV.

This is my current group:

  • Grad students:
    • Jason Iaconis
    • Edward (Teddy) Parker
    • Chunxiao Liu
    • Kasra Hejazi
  • Postdocs who work with me intermittently, among their other activities
    • Xiao Chen
    • Chao-Ming Jian
    • Timothy Hsieh
    • Gábor Halász
    • Jianpeng Liu

Alumni:

  • PhD graduates:
    • Martin Veillette (Berea College)
    • Cristina Bena (Orsay)
    • Claudia Peça
    • Doron Bergman
    • Gang Chen (Fudan)
    • Miles Stoudenmire (Flatiron Institute)
    • SungBin Lee (KAIST)
    • Hyejin Ju
    • Ru Chen (Berkeley/LBL)
    • Lucile Savary (ENS Lyon)
  • Former postdocs (advised directly or partially mentored at KITP)
    • David Carpentier (ENS Lyon)
    • Arun Paramekanti (Toronto)
    • Anton Burkov (Waterloo)
    • Greg Fiete (UT Austin)
    • Ryuichi Shindou (Peking)
    • Masanori Kohno (NIMS)
    • Andreas Schnyder (MPI Stuttgart)
    • Hosho Katsura (U. Tokyo)
    • Rodrigo Pereira (Natal)
    • Ribhu Kaul (Kentucky)
    • Hong-Chen Jiang (SLAC)
    • Chuck-Hou Yee (Rutgers)
    • Eun-Gook Moon (KAIST)
    • Hiroaki Ishikua (U. Tokyo)
    • Yi-Zhuang You (Harvard)
    • Louk Rademaker (Perimeter)
  • Other visiting students (including some KITP grad fellows)
    • Rina Takashima (U. Kyoto)
    • Xue-Yang Song (Harvard)
    • Julia Röchner
    • Jeff Rau (Waterloo)
    • Tobias Meng (TU Dresden)
    • Dmytro Pesin (Utah)
    • Xiaopeng Li (Fudan)

If I missed you in this list, my apologies – please let me know!  

 


Research in our group is supported by the National Science Foundation, NSF-DMR1506119, by the Department of Energy’s Basic Energy Sciences Division, DE-FG02-08ER46524, by the Army Research Office, W911NF-14-1-0379, by the Moore Foundation’s EPiQS initiative, GBMF4304.