Chen-Te Ma

@physastro.iastate.edu

Iowa State University



              

https://researchid.co/yefgst

I am strongly interested in the fundamental principles of physics and the study of complex systems using theoretical and computational tools. String Theory is a fascinating and widely studied area of theoretical physics, which attempts to unify the fundamental forces of nature, including gravity, within a single, elegant framework. The weak-strong duality and quantum information perspectives are important approaches within String Theory that have led to many exciting discoveries. Studying strongly-coupled theories is indeed a challenging area of theoretical physics, as traditional analytical techniques can become increasingly difficult to apply as the strength of the interactions between particles increases. On the other hand, numerical simulations and computational methods can offer a powerful approach to exploring these complex systems and gaining insights that may not be possible through other means.

EDUCATION

09/2014--09/2018 Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Physics, National Taiwan University
Address: No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei 10617, Taiwan
Field: String Theory; Quantum Information
Thesis: Entanglement in Quantum Field Theory
Representative Publication (String Theory): One-Loop $\beta$ Function of the Double Sigma Model with Constant Background
Representative Publication (Quantum Information): Entanglement with Centers
Supervisor: Professor Kazuo Hosomichi (10/2015--03/2017)
09/2007--06/2010 Master of Science, Department of Physics, National Taiwan University
Address: No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Rd., Taipei 10617, Taiwan
Field: Quantum Field Theory and Lattice Theory
Thesis: CP$^{N-1}$ with Theta Term
Supervisor: Professor Ting-Wai Chiu
09/2003--06/2007 Bachelor of Science, Department of Physics (Physics Section), Fu Jen Catholic University
Address: No. 510, Zhongzheng Rd., Xinzhuang Dist., New Taipei City 242, Taiwan

RESEARCH, TEACHING, or OTHER INTERESTS

Nuclear and High Energy Physics, Mathematical Physics, Geometry and Topology, Condensed Matter Physics

FUTURE PROJECTS

String Theory

Double Field Theory is a theoretical framework that seeks to unify the traditional concepts of T-duality and general coordinate invariance in String Theory. T-duality is a symmetry of String Theory that relates different string configurations, while general coordinate invariance is a symmetry that ensures that the laws of physics remain the same regardless of how we choose to describe spacetime. In Double Field Theory, spacetime is described by a doubled geometry, which consists of both the original torus and its dual. This doubled geometry encodes the information of both position and momentum and is invariant under T-duality transformations. In Double Field Theory, spacetime is described by a doubled geometry that includes both the original torus and its dual, and this doubled geometry encodes the information of both position and momentum. By using this doubled geometry, Double Field Theory allows for a manifestly T-duality invariant framework for String Theory.


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Quantum Information

The Ryu-Takayanagi prescription is a powerful tool for studying the connection between entanglement and spacetime in the context of the Anti-de Sitter/Conformal Field Theory (AdS/CFT) correspondence. This correspondence is a conjectured duality between a gravitational theory in AdS spacetime and a conformal field theory on its boundary. The Ryu-Takayanagi prescription allows us to calculate the area of a co-dimension two surface in the AdS spacetime, which is proportional to the entanglement entropy of a subregion of the boundary CFT. This implies that the geometry of spacetime can emerge from the entanglement structure of the boundary theory. The study of quantum chaos is indeed an important area of research in the study of quantum information, particularly in understanding the behavior of many-body quantum systems. The out-of-time-ordered correlation function (OTOC) is a measure that characterizes the spread of Quantum Information in a system and is used to probe the onset of Chaos.


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Quantum Field Theory and Lattice Theory

The perturbation method is a powerful tool for studying weakly coupled systems, but it becomes less effective when the system is strongly coupled. In strongly coupled systems, the perturbative expansion breaks down, and one cannot rely on small perturbations around a known solution. The study of the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP) is a challenging problem in Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) is a challenging problem in QCD due to its strong coupling nature. However, recent developments in lattice QCD, a numerical technique for simulating QCD on a discrete spacetime lattice, have allowed us to study the properties of the QGP from first principles. Lattice QCD calculations provide a non-perturbative approach to studying the strong coupling regime, and it has been successful in predicting several experimental results in heavy-ion collision experiments.


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377

Scholar Citations

11

Scholar h-index

16

Scholar i10-index

RECENT SCHOLAR PUBLICATIONS

  • Explore the Origin of Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking from Adaptive Perturbation Method
    CT Ma, Y Pan, H Zhang
    Journal of Holography Applications in Physics, 51-64 2024

  • AdS Einstein Gravity and Boundary Description: Pedagogical Review
    CT Ma
    Classical and Quantum Gravity 2023

  • On the Backreaction of Dirac Matter in JT Gravity and SYK Model
    PHC Lau, CT Ma, J Murugan, M Tezuka
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2312.06128 2023

  • Study of Asymptotic Free Scalar Field Theories from Adaptive Perturbation Method
    CT Ma, H Zhang
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2305.05266 2023

  • Modular Average and Weyl Anomaly in Two-Dimensional Schwarzian Theory
    X Huang, CT Ma
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2303.17838 2023

  • -Bracket for D-branes in Large R-R Field Background
    CT Ma
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2302.08649 2023

  • Quantum Entanglement and Spectral Form Factor
    CT Ma, CH Wu
    International Journal of Theoretical Physics 61 (12), 272 2022

  • Non-locality≠ quantum entanglement
    X Guo, CT Ma
    Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment 2022 (12), 123101 2022

  • Quantifying Quantum Entanglement in Two-Qubit Mixed State from Connected Correlator
    X Guo, CT Ma
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2211.08638 2022

  • U (1) CS theory vs SL (2) CS formulation: Boundary theory and Wilson line
    X Huang, CT Ma, H Shu, CH Wu
    Nuclear Physics B 984, 115971 2022

  • Explore the Origin of SSB from Adaptive Perturbation Method
    CT Ma, Y Pan, H Zhang
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2205.00414 2022

  • Emergence of Time from Unitary Equivalence
    PHC Lau, CT Ma
    arXiv preprint arXiv:2204.06366 2022

  • Emergence of kinematic space from quantum modular geometric tensor
    X Huang, CT Ma
    Physics Letters B 825, 136893 2022

  • Naive lattice fermion without doublers
    X Guo, CT Ma, H Zhang
    Physical Review D 104 (9), 094505 2021

  • Cubic action in double field theory
    CT Ma
    Nuclear Physics B 971, 115528 2021

  • Adaptive perturbation method in quantum mechanics
    CT Ma
    IOP SciNotes 2 (3), 035202 2021

  • Tripartite entanglement and quantum correlation
    X Guo, CT Ma
    Journal of High Energy Physics 2021 (5), 1-12 2021

  • Seiberg-Witten map for D-branes in large RR field background
    CT Ma
    Journal of High Energy Physics 2021 (5), 1-13 2021

  • Berry curvature and riemann curvature in kinematic space with spherical entangling surface
    X Huang, CT Ma
    Fortschritte der Physik 69 (3), 2000048 2021

  • Correlated disorder in the SYK2 model
    PHC Lau, CT Ma, J Murugan, M Tezuka
    Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 54 (9), 095401 2021

MOST CITED SCHOLAR PUBLICATIONS

  • Imaginary Polarization as a Way to Surmount the Sign Problem in AbInitio Calculations of Spin-Imbalanced Fermi Gases
    J Braun, JW Chen, J Deng, JE Drut, B Friman, CT Ma, YD Tsai
    Physical Review Letters 110 (13), 130404 2013
    Citations: 28

  • Randomness and chaos in qubit models
    PHC Lau, CT Ma, J Murugan, M Tezuka
    Physics Letters B 795, 230-235 2019
    Citations: 25

  • Entanglement with centers
    CT Ma
    Journal of High Energy Physics 2016 (1), 1-48 2016
    Citations: 25

  • Effective action for Dp-brane in large RR (p− 1)-form background
    PM Ho, CT Ma
    Journal of High Energy Physics 2013 (5), 1-13 2013
    Citations: 23

  • Spectral form factor as an OTOC averaged over the Heisenberg group
    R de Mello Koch, JH Huang, CT Ma, HJR Van Zyl
    Physics Letters B 795, 183-187 2019
    Citations: 22

  • Parity anomaly and duality web
    CT Ma
    Fortschritte der Physik 66 (8-9), 1800045 2018
    Citations: 20

  • Cosmological implications from O (D, D)
    CT Ma, CM Chen
    Fortschritte der Physik 62 (11‐12), 921-941 2014
    Citations: 20

  • S-duality for D3-brane in NS-NS and RR backgrounds
    PM Ho, CT Ma
    Journal of High Energy Physics 2014 (11), 1-23 2014
    Citations: 15

  • BPS States on M5-brane in Large C-field Background
    PM Ho, CT Ma, CH Yeh
    Journal of High Energy Physics 2012 (8), 1-20 2012
    Citations: 13

  • Bell’s inequality and entanglement in qubits
    PY Chang, SK Chu, CT Ma
    Journal of High Energy Physics 2017 (9), 1-11 2017
    Citations: 12

  • Supersymmetry and BPS States on D4-brane in Large C-field Background
    CT Ma, CH Yeh
    Journal of High Energy Physics 2013 (3), 1-19 2013
    Citations: 12

  • Correlated disorder in the SYK2 model
    PHC Lau, CT Ma, J Murugan, M Tezuka
    Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 54 (9), 095401 2021
    Citations: 11

  • Quantum correction of the Wilson line and entanglement entropy in the pure AdS3 Einstein gravity theory
    X Huang, CT Ma, H Shu
    Physics Letters B 806, 135515 2020
    Citations: 11

  • Boundary conditions and the generalized metric formulation of the double sigma model
    CT Ma
    Nuclear Physics B 898, 30-52 2015
    Citations: 11

  • One-loop β function of the double sigma model with constant background
    CT Ma
    Journal of High Energy Physics 2015 (4), 1-22 2015
    Citations: 11

  • Gauge transformation of double field theory for open string
    CT Ma
    Physical Review D 92 (6), 066004 2015
    Citations: 10

  • Early-time and late-time quantum chaos
    CT Ma
    International Journal of Modern Physics A 35 (18), 2050082 2020
    Citations: 9

  • Discussion of entanglement entropy in quantum gravity
    CT Ma
    Fortschritte der Physik 66 (2), 1700095 2018
    Citations: 8

  • Dimensional reduction of the generalized DBI
    JK Ho, CT Ma
    Nuclear Physics B 897, 479-499 2015
    Citations: 8

  • Bell’s inequality, generalized concurrence and entanglement in qubits
    PY Chang, SK Chu, CT Ma
    International Journal of Modern Physics A 34 (06n07), 1950032 2019
    Citations: 7

GRANT DETAILS

2020
01/2020--12/2020 Foreign Young Talents Program (Grant No. QN20200230017)
Institute of Quantum Matter, South China Normal University
Host: Professor Qian Wang
Research Topic: the Study on Strongly-Coupled Non-Integrable Systems
Funding Institution: Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology
Amount of Funding: 50,000 CNY
Responsibility: Principal Investigator
2019
05/2019--05/2021 Postdoctoral General Funding: Second Class (Grant No. 2019M652926)
School of Physics and Telecommunication Engineering, South China Normal University
Host: Professor Robert de Mello Koch
Research Topic: Quantum Chaos, Quantum Entanglement, and Nearly AdS/CFT Correspondence
Funding Institution: China Postdoctoral Science Foundation
Amount of Funding: 80,000 CNY
Responsibility: Principal Investigator
02/2019--02/2021 Post-Doctoral International Exchange Program (Grant No. YJ20180087)
School of Physics and Telecommunication Engineering, South China Normal University
Host: Professor Robert de Mello Koch
Research Topic: Quantum Chaos, Equilibrium State, Quantum Entanglement, Holographic Principle, and
Topological Quantum Field Theory and the Application to Condensed Matter Physics
Funding Institution: China Postdoctoral Science Foundation
Amount of Funding: 300,000 CNY/year
Responsibility: Principal Investigator

Industry, Institute, or Organisation Collaboration

Conference
2023
06/19--06/25
Chair (invited by Professor Vladimir K. Dobrev),
15-th International Workshop: Lie Theory and Its Applications in Physics,
Guest House of BAS,
Bulgaria (Organizers: V.K. Dobrev, N.I. Stoilova, K.K. Marinov, D.T. Nedanovski, S.J. Pacheva, T.V. Popov, D.R. Staicova, and S.T. Stoimenov)
2022
08/21--08/26
Chair (invited by Professor Keun-Young Kim),
The 15th Asia Pacific Physics Conference (APPC15),
Online Conference (Organizers: Takhee Lee, Woo-Sung Jung, Hyeonsik Cheong, Hyoung Joon Choi, Myung-Hwa Jung, Jun Sung Kim, Keun-Young Kim, Soonjae Moon, Bongjin Simon Mun, Bae Ho Park, and Intae Yu)
Symposium
2019
08/20--08/22
Organizer,
Youth Symposium on Theoretical High Energy Physics,
Shing-Tung Yau Center, Southeast University (Organizers: Qiang Wen, Chen-Te Ma, Jianfei Xu, Yi Li, and Shing-Tung Yau)

SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, or ACADEMIC BENEFITS

Course
2020
03/26--05/28 Elective Subject for Graduate Students:
Phenomenology of Relativistic Heavy Ion Collision (2 credits; Chinese Lecture; Eight Lessons on Quantum Field Theory and Lattice Theory; 15 students)
Institute of Quantum Matter, South China Normal University (Host: Professor Hongxi Xing)
Supervision
Doctorate
2018--2022 Chih-Hung Wu,
Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara
2018--2018 Hongfei Shu,
Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Currently Postdoctoral Researcher at Beijing Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Applications)
2018--2020 Su-Kuan Chu,
Department of Physics, University of Maryland