Juven C. Wang

Harvard University
Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications (CMSA)
20 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Academic Experiences

Currently a research associate (scientist) at the Harvard University Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications (Harvard University CMSA).

Ph.D. in Physics (Theoretical Physics), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Previously work at Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) School of Natural Sciences (SNS), MIT,
Harvard University, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and National Taiwan University.

Previous support: MIT Whiteman Fellow (Thanks to the support of Dr. George J. Elbaum and Mimi Jensen).
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Newton Chair Scholarship.
IAS Schmidt Fellowship (by Eric and Wendy Schmidt) and Corning Glass Works Foundation Fellowship.

Currently as one of the program organizers for

QUANTUM MATTER IN MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 at Harvard CMSA:


We hold TWO weekly seminars---

Quantum Matter/Quantum Field Theory Seminar on Wednesdays from 10:30 - 12:00 noon in CMSA

Condensed Matter/Math Seminar on Thursdays from 10:30 -12:00 noon in CMSA

In 2020-2021 and still on, we also organize
Strongly Correlated Quantum Materials and High-Temperature Superconductors Series

Videos available on Youtube

and Harvard CMSA Youtube Playlist


Research Interests

Theoretical physics.
Fundamental physics.
Condensed matter physics.
High energy physics: particle physics and beyond particle physics.
Mathematical physics.
Quantum field theory.
Gauge theory.
Many-body quantum systems.
Exotic quantum phenomena.
Entanglement and Emergence phenomena.
Reductionism v.s. Emergence principles.
Quantum Hall/Fractional Quantum Hall states.
Topological phases of quantum matter.
Exotic superconductivity.
Strongly Correlated Electrons.
Non-perturbative strong coupled systems.
QCD phases. QCD matter.
Lattice regularizations.
Beyond the Standard Model physics.
Topology. e.g. Algebraic Topology/Geometric Topology.
Geometry. e.g. Differential/Algebraic Geometry.
Category theory.

See also Google Scholar and the IAS page.

More research interests of mine are partially summarized by the topics in my arXiv qualification endorsement:


Most of my research articles can be found on the arXiv.org through this link or this link.

My other publications can be found here on Google or on Inspire .

Some of my academic talk videos can be found here:

Harvard CMSA.

IAS Princeton.

Perimeter Institute PIRSA.

Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Video Portal.

Some Academic Talk slides

5/03/2022 PDF Slides (@ Harvard CMT Kids seminar)

Ultra Quantum Matter and Beyond the Standard Model Physics

4/19/2022 PDF Slides (@ UCLA TEP seminar)

Quantum Matter Frontier and Beyond the Standard Model Physics

2/08/2022 PDF Slides (@ Perimeter Institute)

Ultra Unification: Quantum Criticality and Deformation beyond the Standard Model

2/02/2022 PDF Slides (@U Chicago and Kadanoff center seminar)

Ultra Unification and Deformation of the Standard Model

Video available on Youtube.

11/23/2021 PDF Slides (@Rutgers NHETC)

Quantum Criticality Beyond the Standard Model and Ultra Unification

Video available on Youtube.

6/02/2021 PDF Slides (@Harvard CMSA)

Ultra Unification: Quantum Fields Beyond the Standard Model

6/09/2021 PDF Slides (@Canadian Mathematical Society)

Ultra Unification: Quantum Fields Beyond the Standard Model

Based on PhysRevD.103.105024, arXiv:2012.15860, arXiv:2008.06499, arXiv:2006.16996, arXiv:1910.14668. .

Live-stream Videos available on Youtube.

Previous research seminars on Ultra Unification:

Journal Review/Referee Service

Physical Review Letter, Physical Review X, Physical Review Research,
Physical Review Applied, Physical Review B,
Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP), SciPost,
Communications in Mathematical Physics (CIMP), Journal of Mathematical Physics (JMP),
New Journal of Physics, European Physics Letter,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Section A: Mathematics,
Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, International Journal of Modern Physics A.

Other Info

Physics-Math Tree.

Mathematics Genealogy.




@ Harvard CMSA.

@ IAS Princeton with my violin.

@ Princeton University with my Erhu (Chinese two-stringed fiddle).

The Way that can be told of is not an eternal way;
The names that can be named are not eternal names.
It was from the Nameless that Heaven and Earth sprang;
The named is but the mother that rears the ten thousand creatures, each after its kind.

Hence always rid yourself of desires in order to observe its secrets;
But allow yourself to have desires in order to observe its manifestations.
These two are the same
But diverge in name as they issue forth.
Being the same they are called mysteries,
Mystery upon mystery -
The gateway of the manifold Secretes Essence.

The Valley Spirit never dies
It is named the Mysterious Female.
And the gateway of the Mysterious Female
It is called the root of Heaven and Earth.
Dimly visible, it is there within us all the while;
Draw upon it as you will, yet use will never drain it.

Laozi (B.C. 600) - Dao De Jing - an excerpt

In our acquisition of knowledge of the Universe (whether mathematical or otherwise) that which renovates the quest is nothing more nor less than complete innocence. It is in this state of complete innocence that we receive everything from the moment of our birth. Although so often the object of our contempt and of our private fears, it is always in us. It alone can unite humility with boldness so as to allow us to penetrate to the heart of things, or allow things to enter us and taken possession of us.

This unique power is in no way a privilege given to "exceptional talents" --- persons of incredible brain power (for example), who are better able to manipulate, with dexterity and ease, an enormous mass of data, ideas and specialized skills. Such gifts are undeniably valuable, and certainly worthy of envy from those who (like myself) were not so "endowed at birth, far beyond the ordinary."

Yet it is not these gifts, nor the most determined ambition combined with irresistible will-power, that enables one to surmount the "invisible yet formidable boundaries" that encircle our universe. Only innocence can surmount them, which mere knowledge doesn't even take into account, in those moments when we find ourselves able to listen to things, totally and intensely absorbed in child's play.

Alexander Grothendieck (A.D. 1928)

The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which one has attained liberation from the self.

Albert Einstein (A.D. 1879)

From some of my designs for

Some (Very Old and Early Stage) of My Music Motif/Compositions

2004 Piano motif melody (PDF sheet music) .

2004 Baroque Violins Duet (PDF sheet music) .

2005 Music arrangement of Chinese ``Song dynasty'' poet Su Shi's work Shuidiao Getou (PDF sheet music) .

2009 Piano motif Please (PDF sheet music) .

2010 Orchestra motif Symphonic Poem Light-up (mp3 audio) The first theme of 12 variations of my first Symphony.

Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications | Harvard University, Cambridge MA

School of Natural Sciences | Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ