Qian Niu

Qian Niu is a Trull Centennial Professor of Physics at The University of Texas at Austin, from which he is currently on leave to serve as the director of the International Center for Quantum Materials at Peking University. He has worked on the theories on quantum Hall effects, quasicrystals, ultracold atoms, spin transport, and graphene materials, with an emphasis on topological and geometric phase effects in quantum transport. He obtained a B.S. from Peking University and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington at Seattle, and did postdoctoral work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of California at Santa Barbara before joining the faculty of UT Austin in 1990.

Qian Niu Published June 11, 2012

Quantum Physics

Majorana’s geometrical representation of quantum spin as points on a sphere offers an intuitive approach to understanding quantum systems with multiple components.