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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



“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 Fermion Induced Non-local Current Correlations in Spin-orbit Coupled Superconducting Wires”

Jie Liu, Fu-chun Zhang and K.T. Law, Phys. Rev B 88, 064509 (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).


“Quantum dot in a two-dimensional topological insulator: The two-channel Kondo fixed point”

K. T. Law, C. Y. Seng, P. A. Lee, and T. K. Ng, Phys. Rev. B (R) 81, 041305 (2010).


“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. Steven T. P. Choy

Dr. Xiao Xiao

Dr. Dong Hui Xu



Ze Wei Chen

Ping Gao

James Jun He

Wen Yu He

Hong Liang Jiang

Xiao Hui Li

Yao Lu

Wai Pang Sze

Noah Fan Qi Yuan

Tong Zhou


Former members:

Mr. Chris Lok Man Wong    

(After HKUST: graduate study at Cornell University)

Dr. Jiansheng Wu  

(After HKUST: assistant professor at SUSTC) 

Dr. Jie Liu

(After HKUST: assistant professor at Xian Jiantong University)

Dr. Xiong-jun Liu     

(After HKUST: assistant professor at ICQM, Peking University)   


Research opportunities:

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