Li, Yang aka. Young
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Curriculum Vitae
 2017  present, Postdoctoral Research Associate, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
 2016  2017, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States
 2010  2015, Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States
 2006  2010, B.S. in Physics, University of Science & Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China
 2003  2006, No. 2 Middle School , Shijiazhuang , Hebei , China
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Research Areas:
High Energy Physics,
Nuclear Physics,
Hadronic Physics,
NonPerturbative QCD,
Computational Physics.
My articles (eprints) on arXiv ,
INSPIRE HEP,
Google Scholar,
ResearchGate,
Mendeley
Dissertation:
Li, Yang, "Ab initio approach to quantum field theories on the light front" (2015).
Graduate Theses and Dissertations. Paper 14934.
http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/14934
Ph.D. Advisor:
Prof. James P. Vary
Publications:
List of Publications
Journal Articles:
2018
 W.j. Du, P. Yin, Yang Li, G. Chen, W. Zuo, X. Zhao, J.P. Vary, Coulomb Excitation of Deuteron in Peripheral Collisions with a Heavy Ion, submitted to Phys. Rev. C, arXiv:1804.01156 [nuclth]
 M.j. Li, Yang Li, P. Maris, and J.P. Vary, Radiative transitions between 0 + and 1  heavy quarkonia on the light front, submitted to Phys. Rev. D, arXiv:1803.11519 [hepph]
 Yang Li, P. Maris and J.P. Vary, Frame dependence of form factors in lightfront dynamics, Phys. Rev. D 97, 054034 (2018); [arXiv:1712.03467 [hepph]]
 Yang Li and Kirill Tuchin, Electrodynamics of dual superconducting chiral medium, Phys. Lett. B 776, 270 (2018); [arXiv:1708.08536 [hepph]]
2017

S. Leitão, Yang Li, P. Maris, M.T. Peña, A. Stadler, J.P. Vary, E.P. Biernat,
Comparison of two Minkowskispace approaches to heavy quarkonia,
Eur. Phys. J. C 77, 696 (2017);
[arXiv:1705.06178 [hepph]]

Yang Li, P. Maris, J.P. Vary, Quarkonium as relativistic bound state on the light front,
Phys. Rev. D 96, 016022 (2017); [arXiv:1704.06968 [hepph]]
 G. Chen, X. Zhao, Yang Li, K. Tuchin and J.P. Vary, Particle distribution in intense fields in a lightfront Hamiltonian approach, Phys. Rev. D 95, 096012 (2017); [arXiv:1702.06932 [nuclth]]
 G. Chen, Yang Li, P. Maris, K. Tuchin and J.P. Vary, Diffractive charmonium spectrum in high energy collisions in the basis lightfront quantization approach, Phys. Lett. B 769, 477 (2017); [arXiv:1610.04945 [nuclth]]
2016
 V.A. Karmanov, Yang Li, A.V. Smirnov and J.P. Vary, Nonperturbative solution of scalar Yukawa model in two and threebody Fock space truncations, Phys. Rev. D 94, 096008 (2016); [arXiv:1610.03559 [hepth]]
 Yang Li, P. Maris, X. Zhao and J.P. Vary, Heavy Quarkonium in a Holographic Basis, Phys. Lett. B 758, 118 (2016); [arXiv:1509.07212 [hepph]]
 L. Adhikari, Yang Li, X. Zhao, P. Maris, J.P. Vary and A.A. ElHady, Form Factors and
Generalized Parton Distributions in Basis LightFront Quantization, Phys. Rev. C 93, 055202 (2016); [arXiv:1602.06027 [nuclth]]
2015

Yang Li, V.A. Karmanov, P. Maris and J.P. Vary, Ab Initio Approach to the NonPerturbative Scalar Yukawa Model,
Phys. Lett. B 748, 278 (2015); [arXiv:1504.05233 [nuclth]]

P. Wiecki, Yang Li, X. Zhao, P. Maris and J.P. Vary, Basis lightfront quantization approach to positronium,
Phys. Rev. D 91, 105009 (2015); [arXiv:1404.6234 [nuclth]]
2011
 S. Wu and Yang Li, Weak Measurement beyond the AharonovAlbertVaidman formalism, Phys. Rev. A 83, 052106 (2011); [arXiv:1010.1155 [quantph]]
Proceedings:
2017

J.P. Vary, L. Adhikari, G. Chen, M. Li, Yang Li, P. Maris, W. Qian,
J.R. Spence, S. Tang, K. Tuchin, X. Zhao,
Trends and Progress in Nuclear and Hadron Physics: a straight or winding road,
refereed proceedings, FewBody Syst 58, 56 (2017).

Yang Li,
Quarkonium wave functions on the light front, refereed proceedings, FewBody Syst., 58, 109 (2017); [arXiv:1612.01259 [nuclth]]
2016

J.P. Vary, L. Adhikari, G. Chen, Yang Li, P. Maris and X. Zhao,
Basis LightFront Quantization  Recent Progress and Future Prospects,
refereed proceedings, FewBody Syst. 57, 695 (2016).
2015

Yang Li, V.A. Karmanov, P. Maris and J.P. Vary,
NonPerturbative Calculation of the Scalar Yukawa Theory in FourBody Truncation, refereed proceedings,
FewBody Syst. 56, 495 (2015); [arXiv:1411.1707 [nuclth]]

P. Wiecki, Yang Li, X. Zhao, P. Maris, J.P. Vary, Nonperturbative Calculation of the Positronium Mass Spectrum in
Basis LightFront Quantization, refereed proceedings, FewBody Syst. 56, 489 (2015); [arXiv:1502.02993 [nuclth]]
2013

Yang Li, P.W. Wiecki, X. Zhao, P. Maris, J.P. Vary, Introduction to Basis LightFront Quantization Approach to QCD
Bound State Problems. Proc. Int. Conf. Nucl. Theor. Supercomputing Era (NTSE2013), Ames, IA, USA, May 1317, 2013. Eds. A.M. Shirokov
and A.I. Mazur. Pacific National University, Khabarovsk, Russia, 2014, p. 136; [arXiv:1311.2980 [nuclth]]

P.W. Wiecki, Yang Li, X. Zhao, P. Maris and J.P. Vary, Positronium in Basis LightFront Quantization. in Proc. Int. Conf.
Nucl. Theor. Supercomputing Era (NTSE2013), Ames, IA, USA, May 1317, 2013, edited by A.M. Shirokov and A.I. Mazur. Pacific
National University, Khabarovsk, 2014, p. 146; [arXiv:1311.2908 [nuclth]]

P. Maris, P. Wiecki, Yang Li, X. Zhao and J.P. Vary, Bound state calculations in QED and QCD using Basis LightFront
Quantization, refereed proceedings, Acta Phys. Polon. Supp., 6, p. 321 (2013)
Talks:
All results in the slides are preliminary.
2018
 Electrodynamics of dual superconducting chiral medium, Talk at the Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, January 4, 2018, Lanzhou, China.
2017
 Quarkonium on the light front,
Talk at Jefferson Lab, November 8, 2017, Newport News, VA.
 Quarkonium as a relativistic bound
state on the light cone, Invited Talk at 2017 Fall Meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics
(DNP 2017), Oct. 2528, 2017, Pittsburgh, PA.
 Mathematica for
scientific computing and scientific visualization.
 NonPerturbative Quantum Field Theories
on the Light Front. Guest Lectures given at PHYS 625: Physics of Strong Interactions, Iowa State University, August 22 & 24, 2017, Ames, IA.
 Chiral Evolution of MaxwellChernSimons Theory with Magnetic Monopoles. Talk at Iowa State University, Iowa State University, August 23, 2017, Ames, IA.
 Quantum as relativistic bound state on the light front. Talk at Dalian University of
Technology, May 23, 2017, Dalian, China.
 Quantum as relativistic bound state on the light front. Talk at Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, May 19, 2017, Lanzhou, China.
2016
 Visualizing relativistic bound states on the light front. Talk at Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dec. 16, 2016, Lanzhou, China.
 Quarkonium on the light front. Talk at Nankai University, Dec. 10, 2016, Tianjin, China.
 Quarkonium in a LightFront Holographic Basis. Talk at Lanzhou University, Nov. 18, 2016, Lanzhou, China.
 Heavy quarkonium in a LightFront Holographic Basis. Invited talk at Light Cone 2016 (LC2016), Sep. 58, 2016, Lisbon, Portugal.

Hamiltonian Approach to Quantum Field Theories on the Light Front.
Talk on Nuclear Physics Seminar, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University, August 25, 2016, Ames, IA.

Hamiltonian Approach to Quantum Field Theories on the Light Front. Talk at
Nankai University, July 21, 2016, Tianjin, China.
 Hamiltonian Approach to Quantum Field Theories on the Light Front. Talk at Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, July 12, 2016, Lanzhou, China

Basis LightFront Quantization: ab initio approach to quantum field theories on the light front. Talk at Tsinghua University, July 1, 2016, Beijing, China
 Hamiltonian Approach to Quantum Field Theories on the Light Front. Talk at Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, June 27, 2016, Beijing, China
 Hamiltonian Approach to Quantum Field Theories on the Light Front. Talks on the Frontier Physics Working Month 2016,
June 125, 2016, China
 Center for High Energy Physics, Peking University, Beijing
 University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei
 Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing
 Nanjing University, Nanjing
 Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai

Basis LightFront Quantization Approach to Heavy Quarkonium. Contributed Talk on Baryons 2016, May 1620, 2016, Tallahassee, FL.
 Heavy Quarkonia on the Light Front.
Contributed Talk on the APS April Meeting 2016, April 1619, 2016, Salt Lake City, Utah.
2015

Ab initio approach to quantum field theories on the light front,
Talk on Nuclear Physics Seminar (final defense), Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University,
Nov. 11, 2015, Ames, IA.
 Quarkonium in a Holographic Basis.
Contributed Talk on the 2015 Fall Meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP2015), Oct. 2831, 2015, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Quarkonium in a holographic basis, XXVIII Midwest Theory GetTogether (MWTGT), Sep. 1112, 2015, Argonne National Lab, IL.

Scalar Yukawa Model on the Light Front: ab initio approach to quantum field theory.
Contributed Talk on the APS April meeting 2015, Apr. 1114, Baltimore, Maryland.
2014
 Solving a NonPerturbative Quantum Field Theory From First Principles
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Talk on Nuclear Physics Seminar, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University, Oct. 16, 2014, Ames, IA.

Convergence of the Fock Sector Expansion in LightFront Hamiltonian Field Theory, XXVII Midwest Theory GetTogether (MWTGT), Sep. 56, 2014, Argonne National Lab, IL.

NonPerturbative Calculation of Scalar Yukawa Theory in LightFront Dynamics. Invited Talk on the Light Cone 2014 (LC2014), May 2630, 2014, Raleigh, North Carolina.
2013

Introduction to Basis Light Front Quantization Approach to QCD Bound State Problem.
Invited Talk on the International Conference on Nuclear Theory in the Supercomputing Era (NTSE2013), May 1317, 2013, Ames, Iowa.
2012
 A Novel Basis for LightFront Quantum Field Theory, XXV Midwest Theory GetTogether (MWTGT), Sep. 78, 2012, Argonne National Lab, IL.
2011
 Calculation of BLFQ Hamiltonian Matrix Elements, XXIV Midwest Theory GetTogether (MWTGT), Sep. 2324, 2011, Argonne National Lab, IL.
2010
 Weak measurement in a nutshell, Talk at University of Science and Technology of China, May 11, 2010, Hefei, China
Honors and Awards:
Teaching:
 PHYS 221 Introduction to Classical Physics I, Section 14&15, Lab Section AM&AQ, as substitute recitation & Lab TA, 2016S
 PHYS 681&682 Quantum Field Theory I&II, as substitute lecturer, 2012F2013S
 PHYS 222 Introduction to Classical Physics I, section 25 & 36, as recitation TA, 2012F
 PHYS 112 General Physics, section 15, as recitation TA, 2011F
 PHYS 321 Introduction to Modern Physics I, as grader, 2011F
 PHYS 221 Lab Introduction to Classical Physics I, Section M DD K E & Y, as lab instructor, 2011S
 PHYS 112 Lab General Physics, Section F & G, as lab instructor, 2010F
 PHYS 101 Physics for the Nonscientist, as grader, 2010F
Advising:
 Mentor for three secondyear graduate students on LightFront Quantum Field Theory, 2015  2017
Summer Schools:
 XXV National Nuclear Physics Summer School (NNPSS 2013), Stony Brook University, Long Island, New York (July 15  26, 2013)
Notes:
Programming:
 Specialty: Numerical Methods, High Performance Computing, Computational Physics (Configuration Interaction, Monte Carlo, Integral Equations, Complex Network)
 Languages:
 Proficient: C/C++, Fortran, MPI, OpenMP, Java
 Familiar: Python, HTML, Shell Script, Assembly Language
 Computational Tools: Mathematica, Arpack, Lapack, ScaLapack
 OS & Softwares: GNU/Linux (+OS X), Windows, VIM
Developments:
 colorsinglet.m
is a Mathematica package to compute the number of SU(3) color singlets from the number of quarks, antiquarks and gluons.
It is based on Young tableau.
Here is a list of the number of color singlets up to 10 particles (If a certain combination is absent, then the number of singlets is zero). q, a, g represent the number of quarks, antiquarks, and gluons, respectively.
 LightFrontSpinors.m
is a Mathematica package that defines the gamma matrices and spinors used in lightfront dynamics. See my notes,
Spinors on the light front for details.
 TalmiMoshinsky.tar.gz
contains a Fortran 90 code and a Mathematica package that compute the TalmiMoshinsky coefficients for 2D harmonic oscillator functions.
See the documentation for details.
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