Xi-Nan Zhou

  • Published: 2020-11-16


Xi-Nan Zhou (周稀楠)

Xi Nan Zhou2





View Xi-Nan Zhou's CV (updated 2021)



Professional Experience

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.



Research Interest

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. 




Selected Publications

  1. L. Rastelli, X. Zhou, Mellin Amplitudes for Supergravity on AdS5 × S5, Phys.Rev.Lett. 118 no. 9, (2017) 091602.
  2. Z. Komargodski, A. Sharon, R. Thorgren, X. Zhou, Comments on Abelian Higgs Models and Persistent Order”, SciPost Physics 6 (2019) no.1, 003.
  3. L. Rastelli, X. Zhou, How to Succeed at Holographic Correlators without Really Trying”, JHEP 04 (2018) 014.
  4. X. Zhou, On Superconformal Four-Point Mellin Amplitudes in Dimension d > 2”, JHEP 08 (2018) 187.
  5. D. Mazac, L. Rastelli, X. Zhou, An Analytic Approach to BCFTd”, JHEP 12 (2019) 004.
  6. D. Mazac, L. Rastelli, X. Zhou, A Basis of Analytic Functionals for CFTs in General Dimension”, JHEP 08 (2021) 140.
  7. L. F. Alday, X. Zhou, All Tree-Level Correlators for M-theory on AdS7 × S4”, Phys.Rev.Lett. 125 no. 13, (2020) 131604.
  8. L. F. Alday, X. Zhou, All Holographic Four-Point Functions in All Maximally Supersymmetric CFTs”, Phys.Rev.X 11 (2021) 1, 011056.
  9. L. F. Alday, C. Behan, P. Ferrero, X. Zhou, “Gluon Scattering in AdS from CFT”, JHEP 06 (2021) 020.
  10. X. Zhou, “Double Copy Relation in AdS Space”, Phys.Rev.Lett. 127 no. 14, (2021) 141601


 My complete publications can be found here




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