Grace H. Zhang


I'm a graduate student at the Harvard department of Physics, where I am fortunate to work with David Nelson under the support of NSF GRFP and the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship. I am broadly interested in the statistical physics of condensed matter and biological systems. Before coming to Harvard, I completed my undergraduate degree in physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I also enjoyed a research internship on Google's applied science team.

Contact: ghzhang (at) g (dot) harvard (dot) edu

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Defect absorption and emission for p-atic liquid crystals on cones,
F. Vafa, G. H. Zhang, David R. Nelson. Physical Review E 106, 024704. (2022) [arXiv:2204.06576]

Fractional defect charges in liquid crystals with p-fold rotational symmetry on cones,
G. H. Zhang, David R. Nelson, Physical Review E 105, 054703. (2022) (Editor's Suggestion) [arXiv:2201.11201]

Bottlenecks, Modularity, and the Neural Control of Behavior,
A. Nande, V. Dubinkina, R. Ravasio, G. H. Zhang, Gordon J. Berman, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 117 (2022)

Phonon localization of inhomogeneous lattices: Can you hear the shape of a cone?
G. H. Zhang, David R. Nelson, Physical Review E 104.6, 065005. (2021) (Editor's Suggestion) [arXiv:2107.11431]

Statistical Mechanics of Dislocation Pileups in Two Dimensions,
G. H. Zhang, David R. Nelson, Physical Review E 103, 022139. (2021) (Editor's Suggestion) [arXiv:2009.14402]

Statistical Mechanics of Low Angle Grain Boundaries in Two Dimensions,
G. H. Zhang, David R. Nelson, Physical Review Letters 125, 215503. (2020) [arXiv:2009.03408]

Eigenvalue Repulsion and Eigenvector Localization in Sparse Non-Hermitian Random Matrices,
G. H. Zhang, David R. Nelson, Physical Review E 100, 052315. (2019) [arXiv:1909.08741]

Phase diagrams for quantum Brownian motion on two-dimensional Bravais lattices,
G. H. Zhang, Physical Review B 96, 205440. (2017) [arXiv:1708.06007]

Sudden Collapse of Magnetic Order in Oxygen-Deficient Nickelate Films,
J. Li, R. J. Green, Z. Zhang, R. Sutarto, J. T. Sadowski, Z. Zhu, G. H. Zhang, D. Zhou, Y. Sun, F. He, S. Ramanathan, and R. Comin, Physical Review Letters 126, 187602. (2021) [arXiv:2010.08545]

Photon-mediated interactions between quantum emitters in a diamond nanocavity,
R. E. Evans, M. K. Bhaskar, D. D. Sukachev, C. T. Nguyen, A. Sipahigil, M. J. Burek, B. Machielse, G. H. Zhang, A. S. Zibrov, E. Bielejec, H. Park, M. Loncar, M. D. Lukin, Science 362 (6415), 662-665. (2018) [arXiv:1807.04265]

Fermi surface in the absence of a Fermi liquid in the Kondo insulator SmB6,
M. Hartstein, W. H. Toews, Y.-T. Hsu, B. Zeng, X. Chen, M. Ciomaga Hatnean, Q. R. Zhang, S. Nakamura, A. S. Padgett, G. Rodway-Gant, J. Berk, M. K. Kingston, G. H. Zhang, M. K. Chan, S. Yamashita, T. Sakakibara, Y. Takano, J.-H. Park, L. Balicas, N. Harrison, N. Shitsevalova, G. Balakrishnan, G. G. Lonzarich, R. W. Hill, M. Sutherland, Suchitra E. Sebastian, Nature Physics 14, 166-172. (2017) [arXiv:1710.08366]

Accessing the full superconducting dome in pristine YBa2Cu3O6+x under pressure,
P. L. Alireza, G. H. Zhang, W. Guo, J. Porras, T. Loew, Y. -T. Hsu, G. G. Lonzarich, M. Le Tacon, B. Keimer, Suchitra E. Sebastian, Physical Review B 95, 100505(R). (2017) [arXiv:1610.09790]

Fast Compact Laser Shutter Using a Direct Current Motor and 3D Printing,
G. H. Zhang, B. Braverman, A. Kawasaki, V. Vuletić, Review of Scientific Instruments 86, 126105. (2015) [arXiv:1509.01566]