I'm an Assistant Professor in Department of Physics, Yale UniversityI work on quantum condensed matter theory. Recently I'm mostly interested in various aspects of topological phases of matter.

Selected publications:

  • MC, Fermionic Lieb-Schultz-Mattis Theorems and Weak Symmetry-Protected Phases, arXiv:1804.10122
  • MC, N. Tantivasadakarn and C. Wang, Loop Braiding Statistics and Interacting Fermionic Symmetry-Protected Topological Phases in Three DimensionsPhys. Rev. X 8, 011054 (2018)
  • B. Ware, J. Son, M.C., R. Mishmash, J. Alicea and B. Bauer, Ising Anyons in Frustration-Free Majorana-Dimer Models, Phys. Rev. B. 94, 115127 (2016).
  • M. Barkeshli, P. Bonderson, MC and Z. Wang, Symmetry, Defects and Gauging in Topological Phases, arXiv:1410.4540
  • MC, Superconducting Proximity Effect on the Edge of Fractional Topological Insulators, Phys. Rev. B 86, 195126 (2012).

Mailing address
Department of Physics
Yale University
217 Prospect Street
New Have, CT 06511-8499
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m.cheng *at* yale.edu