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JO Gyu-Boong 曹圭鵬
Assistant Professor
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Tel 2358 5954
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Professor Gyu-Boong Jo obtained the BS degree in physics and mathematics from the Seoul National University in 2003, and continued his PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Prof Wolfgang Ketterle where he was awarded the Samsung graduate fellowship in 2004-2009. After his PhD completed in 2010, he worked as a postdoc at UC Berkeley before he joined the physics department at HKUST as an assistant professor. He received the Outstanding Young Researcher Award by the Association of Korean Physicist in America in 2013 and the Croucher Innovation Award in 2016.
Prof. Jo’s main research area focuses on the exploration of interfaces between Atomic Molecular Optical (AMO) physics and condensed-matter physics with an aim to implement quantum simulation of strongly correlated quantum system. For this purpose, his team creates synthetic quantum materials using ultracold atoms around 100 billionth of 1 Kelvin above the absolute zero temperature. At such low temperature, ultracold atoms mimic the behaviour of the electrons in real material by which his team aims to understand the interplay between symmetry, topology and strong correlations in materials and eventually hope to design an unprecedented phase of matter in the synthetic system. 
Research Areas
Ultracold Quantum Gases, Atom and Quantum Optics, Atomic Molecular Optical Physics
Representative Publications
  • “Observation of a symmetry-protected topological phase with ultracold fermions”, Bo Song, Long Zhang, Chengdong He, Ting Fung Jeffrey Poon,Elnur Hajiyev,Shanchao Zhang, Xiong-Jun Liu and Gyu-Boong Jo arXiv1706.00768 (2017).
  • “Mean-field scaling of the superfluid to Mott insulator transition in a 2D optical superlattice”, C.K. Thomas, T.H. Barter, T. Leung, M. Okano, G.-B. Jo, J. Guzman, I. Kimchi, A. Vishwanath, D.M. Stamper-Kurn Phys. Rev. Lett in press (2017). 
  • “Spin-orbit-coupled two-electron Fermi gases of ytterbium atoms”, Bo Song, Chengdong He, Shanchao Zhang, Elnur Hajiyev, Wei Huang, Xiong-Jun Liu, Gyu-Boong Jo Phys. Rev. A Rapid Communications 94, 061604(R) (2016)
  • “One-dimensional sawtooth and zigzag lattices for ultracold atoms”, Ting Zhang and Gyu-Boong Jo Scientific Reports 5 16044 (2015) 
  • "Ultracold Atoms in a Tunable Optical Kagome Lattice", Gyu-Boong Jo, Jennie Guzman, Claire K. Thomas, Pavan Hosur, Ashvin Viswanath, and Dan M. Stamper-Kurn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108 045305 (2012).
  • "Long time daynamics of spin texture in a degenerate F=1 Rb spin gas", J. Guzman, G. -B. Jo, A. N. Wenz, K. W. Murch, C. K. Thomas, D. M. Stamper-Kurn, Phys. Rev. A 84 063625 (2011).
  • "Itinerant Ferromagnetism in a Fermi Gas of Ultracold Atoms", Gyu-Boong Jo, Ye-Ryuoung Lee, Jae-Hoon Choi, Caleb A. Christensen, Tony H. Kim, Joseph H. Thywissen, David E. Pritchard and Wolfgang Ketterle, Science 325, 1521-1524 (2009).
  • "Matter-wave Interferometry with Phase Fluctuating Bose-Einstein Condensates", G. -B. Jo, J. -H. Choi, C. A. Christensen, Y. -R. Lee, T. A. Pasquini, W. Ketterle, and D. E. Pritchard, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 240406 (2007).
  • "Phase Sensitive Recombination of Two Bose-Einstein condensates on an atom chip", G. -B. Jo, J. -H. Choi, C. A. Christensen, T. A. Pasquini, Y. -R. Lee, W. Ketterle, and D. E. Pritchard, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 180401 (2007). 
  • "Long phase coherence time and number squeezing of two Bose-Einstein condensates on an atom chip", G. -B. Jo, Y. Shin, S. Will, T. A. Pasquini, M. Saba, W. Ketterle, D. E. Pritchard, M. Vengalat- tore, and M. Prentiss, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 030407 (2007).
  Full Publication List [HKUST Scholarly Publications]