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Gia-Wei Chern, Ph.D.

theorist, multiscale modeling

Gia-Wei Chern is an assistant professor in the physics department of the University of Virginia. His research background is in theoretical many-body physics with focus on highly frustrated magnets, quantum magnetism, equilibrium and non-equilibrium dynamics of strongly correlated systems. He joined Comscope in 2015 to develop efficient molecular dynamics simulation methods for strongly correlated electron materials. In his pilot study, he has developed a Gutzwiller quantum molecular dynamics code for a single-band Hubbard model. Gia-Wei Chern likes the multi-dimensional approach to strongly correlated materials in the Center. His research is very much inspired by Phil Anderson’s "More is Different” philosophy.

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Selected Publications

Semiclassical dynamics of spin density waves. G.-W. Chern, K. Barros, Z. Wang, H. Suwa, C. D. Batista,
Phys. Rev. B 97,035120 (2018)

Mott Transition in a Metallic Liquid: Gutzwiller Molecular Dynamics Simulations.
Gia-Wei Chern, Kipton Barros, Cristian D. Batista, Joel D. Kress, and Gabriel Kotliar,
Physical Review Letters 118, 226401 (2017)

Resistivity Minimum in Highly Frustrated Itinerant Magnets.
Zhentao Wang, Kipton Barros, Gia-Wei Chern, Dmitrii L. Maslov, and Cristian D. Batista,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 206601 (2016)

Exotic magnetic orderings in the kagome Kondo-lattice model.
Kipton Barros, Jörn W. F. Venderbos, Gia-Wei Chern, and C. D. Batista,
Phys. Rev. B 90, 245119 (2014)

Electronic Transport in the Coulomb Phase of the Pyrochlore Spin Ice.
Gia-Wei Chern, Saurabh Maiti, Rafael M. Fernandes, and Peter Wölfle,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 146602 (2013)

Noncoplanar Magnetic Ordering Driven by Itinerant Electrons on the Pyrochlore Lattice.
Gia-Wei Chern,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 226403 (2010)