Xi-Nan Zhou (周稀楠)
View Xi-Nan Zhou's CV (updated 2021)
2018-2021: Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton Center for Theoretical Science (PCTS), Princeton University.
2021-now: Assistant Professor, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Sciences, UCAS.
2009-2013: B.Sc in Physics, University of Science and Technology of China,
2013-2018: Ph.D. in Physics, C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP), Stony Brook University.
I am a theoretical physicist interested in a range of topics in quantum field theories and string theory, including the AdS/CFT correspondence, the conformal bootstrap, and scattering amplitudes. One of my current research programs is to develop efficient modern techniques to compute holographic correlators, and uncover various interesting hidden structures. These holographic correlators of boundary CFTs are dual to scattering amplitudes in AdS space, and exhibit many remarkable features similar to those of the flat space scattering amplitudes. I also work on the non-perturbative conformal bootstrap. Some of my recent works include developing functional methods to systematically extract constraints on the CFT data from the crossing equation. My research in this direction aims to provide analytic insights for the conformal bootstrap method.