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Ziqi Yan

Area of Research:

Research Interests

My research focuses on aspects of nonrelativistic quantum field theories with anisotropic scalings between space and time. I am interested in exploring the landscape of naturalness for nonrelativistic systems, with applications in condensed matter, particle physics, and gravity. Recently I am also interested in nonrelativistic string theory, whose string spectrum and spacetime S-matrix enjoy nonrelativistic symmetry.

Recent Publications

  • Nonrelativistic Yang-Mills Theory for a Naturally Light Higgs Boson. Laure Berthier, Kevin Grosvenor, and Ziqi Yan. Phys.Rev. D96 (2017) no.9, 095030. arXiv: 1705.04701
  • Quantization of Horava gravity in 2+1 dimensions. Tom Griffin, Kevin T. Grosvenor, Charles M. Melby-Thompson, and Ziqi Yan. JHEP 1706 (2017) 004. arXiv: 1701.08173
  • Cascading Multicriticality in Nonrelativistic Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking. Tom Griffin, Kevin Grosvenor, Petr Horava, and Ziqi Yan. Phys.Rev.Lett. 115 (2015) no.24, 241601. arXiv: 1507.06992
  • Scalar Field Theories with Polynomial Shift Symmetries. Tom Griffin, Kevin Grosvenor, Petr Horava, and Ziqi Yan. Commun.Math.Phys. 340 (2015) no.3, 985-1048. arXiv: 1412.1046
  • Multicritical Symmetry Breaking and Naturalness of Slow Nambu-Goldstone Bosons. Tom Griffin, Kevin T. Grosvenor, Petr Horava, and Ziqi Yan. Phys.Rev. D88 (2013) 101701. arXiv: 1308.5967
  • Nonrelativistic String Theory and T-Duality. Eric Bergshoeff, Jaume Gomis, and Ziqi Yan. arXiv: 1806.06071
  • Nonrelativistic Short-Distance Completions of a Naturally Light Higgs. Kevin Grosvenor, Petr Horava, Christopher Mogni, and Ziqi Yan. arXiv: 1608.06937