Alvin Moon, postdoc
Alvin Moon is employed as a postdoc at the department from 1 October 2020, associated with the Analysis & Quantum Section and the Centre for the Mathematics of Quantum Theory (QMATH).
Alvin finished his PhD under the supervision of Bruno Nachtergaele at the University of California, Davis, in June 2020. Prior to his PhD studies, he completed his Bachelors at the University of California, Berkeley.
His PhD dissertation, “Stable Properties of Gapped Ground State Phases in Quantum Spin Chains,” proved results on spectral gap stability and symmetry protected topological phases in 1D quantum spin systems.
As a postdoc, Alvin will work under the supervision of Albert H. Werner on questions related to the classification of topological phases in quantum many-body systems. In addition, he hopes to also explore topics in quantum information theory and quantum computing during his time at the QMATH centre.
You can meet Alvin in office 04.0.10