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Vic Kam Tuen Law

Assistant Professor of Physics





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Condensed Matter Theory





After my undergraduate study at HKUST in 2003, I did my graduate work at Brown University and received my PhD in 2008. After spending one year as a joint postdoc fellow of HKUST-IAS and MIT, I moved to MIT in 2009. I joined the HKUST physics department in 2011.







I am interested in condensed matter theory. My research focus is on strongly correlated systems and on topological phases, particularly on fractional quantum Hall states, topological insulators and topological superconductors.

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Recent Preprints




“Evidence for two-dimensional Ising superconductivity in gated MoS2”

J. M. Lu, O. Zheliuk, I. Leermakers, N. F. Q. Yuan, U. Zeitler, K. T. Law, J. T. Ye, Science (2015), DOI:10.1126/science.aab2277.


Ising pairing in superconducting NbSe2 atomic layers”

X. Xi, Z. Wang, W. Zhao, J-H Park, K. T. Law,  H. Berger, L. Forró, J. Shan and K. F. Mak, Nature Physics (2015), DOI:10.1038/nphys3538. 


“Possible Topological Superconducting Phases of MoS$_{2}$”

Noah F.Q. Yuan, Kin Fai Mak and K. T. Law, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 097001 (2014).


“Non-Abelian Majorana Doublets in Time-Reversal Invariant Topological Superconductor”

Xiong-Jun Liu, Chris L. M. Wong, K. T. Law, Phys. Rev. X 4, 021018 (2014).


“Majorana Fermion Induced Selective Equal Spin Andreev Reflections”

James J. He, T. K. Ng, Patrick A. Lee and K. T. Law, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 037001 (2014).


“Correlated spin currents generated by resonant crossed Andreev reections in

topological superconductors”

James Jun He, Jiansheng Wu, Ting-Pong Choy, Xiong-Jun Liu, Y. Tanaka and K. T. Law, Nature Communications 5:3232 (2014).


“Realization of 2D Spin-orbit Interaction and Exotic Topological Orders in Cold Atoms”

Xiong-Jun Liu, K. T. Law and T. K. Ng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 086401 (2014).


“Detecting Topological Phases in Cold Atoms”

Xiong-Jun Liu, K. T. Law, T. K. Ng and Patrick A. Lee, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 120402 (2013).


“Majorana Kramers Doublets in $d_{x^2-y^2}$-wave Superconductors with Rashba Spin-Orbit Coupling”

C. L. M. Wong and K. T. Law, Phys. Rev. B 86, 184516 (2012).


“Zero-bias peaks in spin-orbit coupled superconducting wires with and without Majorana end-states”

J. Liu, A.C. Potter, K. T. Law and P.A. Lee, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 267002 (2012).


“Robustness of fractional Josephson effect in multi-channel superconducting wires”

K. T. Law and P.A. Lee, Phys. Rev. B (R) 84, 081304 (2011).


“Majorana Fermion Induced Resonant Andreev Reflection

K. T. Law, Patrick A. Lee, and T. K. Ng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 237001 (2009).


Condensed Matter Theory Group Members:

Postdoctoral Fellows:

Dr. Chui-Zhen Chen

Dr. Steven T. P. Choy

Dr. Xiao Xiao

Dr. Dong Hui Xu

Dr. Katsuhisa Taguchi (visiting from Nagoya University)



Ze Wei Chen

James Jun He

Wen Yu He

Xiao Hui Li

Yao Lu

Wai Pang Sze

Noah Fan Qi Yuan

Ryohei Wakatsuki (visiting from University of Tokyo)

Tong Zhou


Former members:

Mr. Chris Lok Man Wong    

Dr. Jiansheng Wu  

Dr. Jie Liu

Dr. Xiong-jun Liu     

Mr. Pin Gao

Mr. Hong Liang Jiang          


Research opportunities:

There are graduate student and postdoc position openings in my group. Please feel free to email me.