Tim Hsieh

I am an associate specialist (postdoc) at KITP in Santa Barbara, CA, supported by a Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Fellowship. I received my Ph.D. in physics from MIT in 2015 and my Bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics from Harvard in 2010.


I am interested in quantum materials, topological phases of matter, quantum information theory, and quantum computing. Entanglement has provided a new perspective for both condensed matter and high energy physics, and I have been working on using it to both understand and construct new phases of matter. Details can be found in my thesis and the highlighted works below.

selected publications

recorded talks and more

  • Majoranas and Supersymmetry
  • Bulk Topological Proximity Effect
  • part of a documentary
  • serenading Frank Wilczek