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Laimei Nie

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Laimei Nie
PHYS 248
(765) 496-8301


PhD in Physics, Stanford University 2017

  • Dissertation: Orders and Disorder in High Temperature Superconductors

BS in Physics, Tsinghua University 2011


Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Purdue University, since 2023
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2020-2023
Kadanoff Fellow, University of Chicago, 2017-2020


Research Interests

Our group is broadly interested in the quantum mechanical properties of many-body systems,
including both synthetic quantum matter and solid state materials. We use a variety of
theoretical and numerical tools to explore the equilibrium and dynamical behaviors of such
systems. Research topics include:
  • Entanglement and quantum information aspects of many-body quantum systems
  • Quantum dynamics, quantum thermalization, and quantum chaos
  • Quantum criticality and unconventional orders in strongly correlated electronic systems with


Current Graduate Students

Ayush Raj, Eric Schultz



Physics 172 (Modern Mechanics) Spring 2023, Spring 2024
Physics 645 (Electronic Theory of Solids) Fall 2024

Selected Publications

  1. Jonah Kudler-Flam, Laimei Nie, Akash Vijay, “Rényi mutual information in quantum field theory, tensor networks, and gravity, arXiv 2308.08600 (submitted to JHEP)
  2. Jonah Kudler-Flam, Ramanjit Sohal, Laimei Nie, “Information scrambling with conservation laws”, SciPost Phys. 12, 117 (2022)
  3. Anna Keselman, Laimei Nie, Erez Berg, “Scrambling and Lyapunov exponent in unitary networks with tunable interactions”, Phys. Rev. B 103, L121111 (2021)
  4. Laimei Nie, Masahiro Nozaki, Shinsei Ryu, Mao Tian Tan, “Signature of quantum chaos in operator entanglement in 2d CFTs”, J. Stat. Mech. (2019) 093107
  5. Laimei Nie, Lauren E. Hayward Sierens, Roger G. Melko, Subir Sachdev, Steven. A. Kivelson, “Fluctuating orders and quenched randomness in the cuprates”, Phys. Rev. B 92, 174505 (2015)
  6. Laimei Nie, Gilles Tarjus, Steven. A. Kivelson, “Quenched disorder and vestigial nematicity in the pseudo-gap regime of the cuprates”, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 111, 7980 (2014)
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