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Kwon Park

Professor in School of Physics in Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS)

e-mail: kpark@kias.re.kr
address: School of Physics
Korea Institute for Advanced Study
85 Hoegiro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02455, Korea

 

 


Research Appointments:

Education:

Publications:
  1. Floquet topological semimetal with nodal helix,
    Kun Woo Kim, Hyun Woong Kwon, and Kwon Park, [arXiv:1808.04079]
  2. Fractional quantum Hall effect at ν=2+6/13: The parton paradigm for the second Landau level,
    Ajit C. Balram, Sutirtha Mukherjee, Kwon Park, Maissam Berkeshli, Mark S. Rudner, and J. K. Jain, Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 186601 [doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.186601] (Nov. 2018). [arXiv:1807.02997]
  3. A passage to topological matter: Colloquium,
    Kwon Park, J. Korean Phys. Soc. 73, 817-832 [ doi.org/10.3938/jkps.73.817 ] (Sep. 2018). [arXiv.org:1809.07947]
  4. Review article for the special issue commemorating the 50th anniversary of Journal of the Korean Physical Society
  5. Spin separation due to an inherent spontaneous symmetry breaking of the fractional topological insulator,
    Sutirtha Mukherjee and Kwon Park, [arXiv:1711.07683]
  6. Competing states for the fractional quantum Hall states in the 1/3-filled second Landau level,
    Jae-Seung Jeong, Hantao Lu, Ki Hoon Lee, Kenji Hashimoto, Suk Bum Chung, and Kwon Park, Phys. Rev. B 96, 125148 [doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.96.125148] (Sep. 2017). [arXiv:1601.00403]
  7. Surface to bulk Fermi arcs via Weyl nodes as topological defects,
    Kun Woo Kim, Woo-Ram Lee, Yong Baek Kim, and Kwon Park, Nat. Commun. 7, 13489 [doi: 10.1038/ncomms13489] (Nov. 2016). [arXiv:1608.05531]
  8. Direct manifestation of topological order in the winding number of the Wannier-Stark ladder,
    Woo-Ram Lee and Kwon Park, Phys. Rev. B 92, 195144 (Nov. 2015). [arXiv:1503.01870]
  9. Analytical theory of strongly correlated Wigner crystals in the lowest Landau level,
    Jun-Won Rhim, Jainendra K. Jain, and Kwon Park, Phys. Rev. B 92, 121103(R) (Sep. 2015). [arXiv:1506.06888]
  10. Bilayer mapping of the paired quantum Hall state: Instability toward anisotropic pairing,
    Jae-Seung Jeong and Kwon Park, Phys. Rev. B 91, 195119 (May 2015). [arXiv:1412.2430]
  11. Dielectric breakdown via emergent nonequilibrium steady states of the electric-field-driven Mott insulator,
    Woo-Ram Lee and Kwon Park, Phys. Rev. B 89, 205126 (May 2014). [arXiv:1310.4275]
  12. Competing Crystal Phases in the Lowest Landau Level,
    Alexander C. Archer, Kwon Park, and Jainendra K. Jain, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 146804 (Oct. 2013), which was featured on the cover of Phys. Rev. Lett. [arXiv:1307.1892]
  13. Self-similar occurrence of massless Dirac particles in graphene under a magnetic field,
    Jun-Won Rhim and Kwon Park, Phys. Rev. B 86, 235411 (Dec. 2012). [arXiv:1209.2232]
  14. Influence of Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interactions on magnetic structure of a spin-1/2 deformed kagome lattice antiferromagnet,
    Kyusung Hwang, Kwon Park, and Yong Baek Kim, Phys. Rev. B 86, 214407 (Dec. 2012). [arXiv:1206.3590]
  15. Correlation Effects on 3D Topological Phases: From Bulk to Boundary,
    Ara Go, William Witczak-Krempa, Gun Sang Jeon, Kwon Park, and Yong Baek Kim, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 066401 (Aug. 2012). [arXiv:1202.4460]
  16. Spin cluster operator theory for the kagome lattice antiferromagnet,
    Kyusung Hwang, Yong Baek Kim, Jaejun Yu, and Kwon Park, Phys. Rev. B 84, 205133 (Nov. 2011). [arXiv:1108.5257]
  17. Superconducting order parameter for the even-denominator fractional quantum Hall effect,
    Hantao Lu, S. Das Sarma, and Kwon Park, Phys. Rev. B 82, 201303 (R) (Oct. 2010). [arXiv:1008.1587]
  18. Dynamical mean field theory of the repulsive BCS+U model,
    K. Park, New Journal of Physics  11, 073027 (Jul. 2009).
  19. Spontaneous particle-hole symmetry breaking in the ν=5/2 fractional quantum Hall effect,
    Michael R. Peterson, K. Park, and S. Das Sarma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 156803 (Oct. 2008) [arXiv:0807.0638]
  20. Spin triplet excitations for a valence bond solid on the Kagome lattice,
    Bohm-Jung Yang, Yong Baek Kim, Jaejun Yu, and K. Park, Phys. Rev. B 77, 224424 (Jun 2008) [Editor's Suggestion]. [arXiv:0802.4343]
  21. Doped valence-bond solid and superconductivity on the Shastry-Sutherland lattice,
    Bohm-Jung Yang, Yong Baek Kim, Jaejun Yu, and K. Park, Phys. Rev. B 77, 104507 (2008). [arXiv:0707.1392]
  22. Dynamical mean field theory of the Gutzwiller-projected BCS Hamiltonian: Phase fluctuations and the pseudogap,
    K. Park. [cond-mat/0701588]
  23. Coherent tunneling in exciton condensates of bilayer quantum Hall systems,
    K. Park and S. Das Sarma, Phys. Rev. B 74, 035338 (2006). [cond-mat/0602663]
  24. Quantum Antiferromagnetism and High Tc Superconductivity: A Close Connection between the t-J Model and the Projected BCS Hamiltonian,
    K. Park, Phys. Rev. B 72, 245116 (2005). [cond-mat/0508357]
  25. Theoretical Evidence for Equivalence between the Ground States of the Strong Coupling BCS Hamiltonian and the Antiferromagnetic Heisenberg Model,
    K. Park, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 027001 (2005). [cond-mat/0409367]
  26. Theory of Tunneling in the Exciton Condensate of Bilayer Quantum Hall Systems,
    K. Park, (2004). [cond-mat/0407535]
  27. Pseudo-spin quantum computation in semiconductor nanostructures,
    V. W. Scarola, K. Park, and S. Das Sarma, New Journal of Physics 7, 177 (2005).
  28. Composite fermion theory of excitations in the fractional quantum Hall effect,
    J. K. Jain, K. Park, M. R. Peterson, and V. W. Scarola, Solid State Comm. 135, 602 (2005).
  29. Chirality in Quantum Computation with Spin Cluster Qubits,
    V. Scarola, K. Park, S. Das Sarma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 120503 (2004). [cond-mat/0403444]
  30. Radiation-Induced Zero-Resistance State at Low Magnetic Field and near Half Filling of the Lowest Landau Level,
    K. Park, Phys. Rev. B 69, 201301(R) (2004).
  31. Spontaneous Pseudospin Spiral Order in the Bilayer Quantum Hall Systems,
    K. Park, Phys. Rev. B 69, 045319 (2004).
  32. Pseudospin Quantum Computation in Semiconductor Nanostructures,
    V. Scarola, K. Park, S. Das Sarma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 167903 (2003).
  33. Even-Odd Effect in Spontaneously Coherent Bilayer Quantum Hall Droplets,
    K.Park, V. Scarola, S. Das Sarma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 026804 (2003).
  34. Kondo Effect of Non-magnetic Impurities and the Co-existing Charge Order in the Cuprate Superconductors,
    K. Park, Phys. Rev. B 67, 094513 (2003).
  35. Bond and Néel Order and Fractionalization in Ground States of Easy-plane Antiferromagnets in Two Dimension,
    K. Park and S. Sachdev, Phys. Rev. B 65, 220405(R) (2002).
  36. Ground States of Quantum Antiferromagnets in Two Dimensions,
    S. Sachdev and K. Park, Annals of Physics 298, 58 (2002).
  37. Charged Excitons of Composite Fermions in the Fractional Quantum Hall Effects,
    K. Park, Solid State Comm. 121(1), 19 (2002).
  38. Bond Operator Theory of Doped Antiferromagnets: from Mott Insulators with Bond-centered Charge Order, to Superconductors with Nodal Fermions,
    K. Park and S. Sachdev, Phys. Rev. B 64, 184510 (2001).
  39. The Spin Physics of Composite Fermions,
    K. Park and J. K. Jain, Solid State Comm. 119, 291 (2001).
  40. Interacting Composite Fermions,
    J. K. Jain, R. K. Kamilla, K. Park, and V. W. Scarola, Solid State Comm. 117(3), 117 (2001).
  41. Mixed States of Composite Fermions Carrying Two and Four Vortices,
    K. Park and J. K. Jain, Phys. Rev. B 62, R13274 (2000).
  42. Excitonic Collapse of Higher Landau Level Fractional Quantum Hall Effect,
    V. W. Scarola, K. Park, and J. K. Jain, Phys. Rev. B 62, R16259 (2000).
  43. Theoretical Study of the Stability of the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect in Higher Landau Levels,
    T. Sbeouelji, K. Park, J. K. Jain, and N. Meskini, Phys. Rev. B 62, R4802 (2000).
  44. Cooper Instability of Composite Fermions,
    V. W. Scarola, K. Park, and J. K. Jain, Nature 406, 863 (2000).
  45. Two-roton Bound State in the Fractional Quantum Hall effect,
    K. Park and J. K. Jain, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 5576 (2000).
  46. Roton Instability of Spin Wave Excitation in the Fully Polarized Quantum Hall State and Phase Diagram at ν=2,
    K. Park and J. K. Jain, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 12, 3787 (2000).
  47. Rotons of Composite Fermions: Comparison Between Theory and Experiment,
    V. W. Scarola, K. Park, and J. K. Jain, Phys. Rev. B 61, 13064 (2000).
  48. Girvin-MacDonald-Platzman Collective Mode at General Filling Factors: Magneto-Roton Minimum at Half-Filled Landau Level,
    K. Park, and J. K. Jain, Solid State Comm. 115(7), 353 (2000).
  49. Masses of Composite Fermions Carrying Two and Four Flux Quanta: Differences and Similarities,
    X. Zu, K. Park, and J. K. Jain, Phys. Rev. B 61, R7850 (2000).
  50. Spontaneous Magnetization of Composite Fermions,
    K. Park, and J. K. Jain, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 5543 (1999).
  51. Activation Gaps for the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect: Realistic Treatment of Transverse Thickness,
    K. Park, N. Meskini, and J. K. Jain, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 11, 7283 (1999).
  52. Scaling Relations for Gaps in Fractional Quantum Hall States,
    G. Murthy, K. Park, R. Shankar, and J. K. Jain, Phys. Rev. B 58, 15363 (1998).
  53. Activation Gaps and Mass Enhancement of Composite Fermions,
    K. Park and J. K. Jain, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 4200 (1998).
  54. Possibility of p-wave Pairing of Composite Fermion at ν=1/2,
    K. Park, V. Melik-Alaverdian, N. E. Bonesteel, and J. K. Jain, Phys. Rev. B 58, R10167 (1998).
  55. Phase Diagram of the Spin Polarization of Composite Fermions and a New Effective Mass,
    K. Park and J. K. Jain, Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 4237 (1998).

Selected List of Invited Talks:
  • Spin separation due to an inherent spontataneous symmetry breaking of the fractional topological insulator
      The 18th Taiwan-Japan-Korea Symposium "Strongly Correlated Electron Systems," Kenting, Taiwan, February 2018
      RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS)-Tsinghua-Asia Pacific Workshop (APW) Joint Workshop "Highlights of Condensed Matter Physics," Wako, RIKEN, Japan, December 2017
      The 9th Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS)-Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP) Joint Workshop "Emergent phenomena in novel oxide and low dimensional systems," Kolkata, India, November 2017
  • Topology meets physics
      Public lecture, Korean Physical Society (KPS) Meeting, April 2017
      Colloquium, Seoul National University, April 2017
      Colloquium, Pusan National University, March 2017
      Public lecture for 2016 Nobel prize in physics, KIAS, December 2016
  • Topological phases of matter in nonequilibrium: Topology of the Wannier-Stark ladder
      Invited talk, Korean Physical Society (KPS) Meeting, April 2016
      Quantum Materials Symposium 2016, Muui Island, Korea, February 2016
      The 16th Japan-Korea-Taiwan Workshop "Strongly Correlated Electron Systems," University of Tokyo, Japan, February 2016
      The 7th Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP)-Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS)-Indian Academy of Science (IAS) Joint Workshop "Emergent phenomena in novel oxide and low dimensional systems," Coorg, India, December 2015
  • Topology in condensed matter physics: Quantum Hall effect, Chern number, topological insulators, and all that jazz
      Colloquium, Pyeong-Chang Summer Institute (PSI), July 2015 [Click here for the presentation file.]
      Inaugrual Symposium of the IBS Center for Theoretical Physics of Complex Systems (PCS), July 2015
  • Enigmatic 5/2 state: Bilayer mapping and possibility of anisotropic pairing
      The 6th Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP)-Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) Joint Workshop "Emergent phenomena in novel oxide and low dimensional systems," Seoul National University, December 2015
      KIAS Workshop "Frontiers in Condensed Matter Physics," KIAS, December 2014
  • Wigner crystals in the lowest Landau level
      Colloquium, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), March 2014
      Holography-Strong Correlation Workshop, Hanyang University, November 2013
  • Nonequilibrium Steady States of the Electric-field-driven Strongly Correlated Electron System
      KIAS-KAIST Workshop on Quantum Transport in Correlated Systems, KIAS, August 2012
      The 4th Korea-UK Workshoip on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK, April 2012
  • Repulsive many can be attractive
      Colloquium, Chonnam National University, April 2011
  • Intimate connection between quantum antiferromagnetism and strongly correlated superconductivity
      SKKU-APCTP International Symposium on Heavy Electrons and Novel Phases, SKKU Samsung Library, August 2011
      Pioneering session, Korean Physical Society Meeting, Deajon Convention Center, April 2011
      The 1st Korea-UK workshop on "Strongly correlated electron systems," Seoul National University, February 2011
      CNRS-Ewha winter school, Ewha Womans University, February 2011
  • Superconducting order parameter for the even-denominator fractional quantum Hall effect
      The 34th International Workshop on Condensed Matter Physics (CMT34), POSCO International Center, November 2011
      The 4th International Workshop on Emergent Pheonomena in Quantum Hall Systmes, Peking University, China, June 2011
      Korean Physical Society Meeting, Pheonix Park, October 2010
      2010 APCTP workshop on "Frontiers in electronic quantum matter," Alpensia Resort Convention Center, July 2010
      The 6th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Devices, Ramada Plaza Jeju Hotel, December 2009
  • Collective behaviors of condensed matter and spontaneous symmetry breaking:
    A condensed matter theorist's view on the 2008 Nobel prize in physics
      Colloquium, Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), April 2009
  • Valence bond solid on the Kagome lattice
      KIAS Workshop "From correlated electrons to nanoscale materials", September 2008
  • Valence-Bond Solid Order and Superconductivity on Shastry-Sutherland Lattice
      KIAS Workshop "Quantum magnetism", December 2007
  • Dynamical Mean Field Theory of the Gutzwiller-projected BCS Hamiltonian: Phase Fluctuations and the Pseudogap
      The 6th Asia-Pacific workshop on frontiers of condensed matter science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, April 2007
      2007 APCTP winter workshop, February 2007
  • Quantum Antiferromagnetism and High Tc Superconductivity: a connection between the t-J model and the projected BCS Hamiltonian
      Japan-Korea-Taiwan symposium on strongly correlated electron systems, SPring-8, Japan, October 2006
      Korean Superconductivity Society Meeting, August 2006
      Seoul National University, July 2006
      Pohang University of Science and Technology, May 2006
      Virginia Tech, March 2006
      Johns Hopkins University, March 2006
      The 10th APCTP winter workshop, January 2006
      KIAS workshop on emergent quantum phases, October 2005
      Brown University, August 2005
  • Projected BCS Hamiltonian and High Tc Superconductivity
      Boston University, February 2005
      Simon Fraser University, February 2005
      State University of New York, Buffalo, January 2005
      Notre Dame University, January 2005
  • Composite Fermions: New Particles in the Fractional Quantum Hall Effects
      NEC Institute, Princeton, New Jersey, February 2000
      University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, January 2000
  • Spin Polarization of Composite Fermions
      Invited talk, American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2000

  • Organization of Conference and School Series:
  • Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP)-KIAS Quantum Materials Symposium
  • Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS)-APCTP-KIAS Joint Workshop "Emergent phenomena in novel oxide and low dimensional systems"
  • Summer School of Condensed Matter Physics
  • Pyeongchang Summer Institute (PSI) of Theoretical Physics
  • KIAS Workshop "Frontiers in Condensed Matter Physics"
  • KIAS-Seoul National University (SNU) Physics Winter Camp

  • Services to Physic Community:
  • Reviewer of various international journals including Physical Review Letters (PRL), Physical Review B (PRB), Nature, Nature Physics, Annals of Physics, and Journal of the Korean Physical Society (JKPS)
  • Reviewer of a fund proposal for the US department of Energy (DOE)
  • Academic committee of the Korean Physical Society
  • Editor of Journal of the Korean Physical Society (JKPS)
  • Reviewer of fund proposals for the National Reseach Foundation (NRF) of Korea
  • Selection committee of the Korea Science Award awarded by Ministry of Science and ICT, Korean government

  • Outreach to General Public:
  • Editor of the science web magazine, HORIZON
  • Author of the article series explaining quantum mechanics, Incredible Quantum
  • Public lecture in the KAOS concert, August 25, 2018 [YouTube promotion video]

  • Awards:
  • Top 100 National Research & Development Performances
  • Haksool Research Prize for the recognition of outstanding research activity
  • Soroff Prize for the recognition of "outstanding contributions in physics"
  • Pond Prize for the graduate students with the highest score in the comprehensive examination
  • Seoul National University Scholarship

  • Last updated on Nov. 2, 2018