Prof. Shina Tan 檀时钠

Professor  北京大学量子材料科学中心教授,博士生导师

Contact Info

Office:Physics Building W566, 物理楼西566



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University of Chicago




Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences




Tsinghua University


Professional Appointments





Postdoctoral Research Associate

Institute for Nuclear Theory, University of Washington, Seattle


Postdoctoral Prize Fellow

Yale University


Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

Georgia Institute of Technology


Associate Professor (with tenure)

Georgia Institute of Technology


Professor (with tenure)

Peking University


Research Interests

  • Cold atomic and molecular gases: many-body and few-body theories;
  • Condensed matter theory;
  • Quantum field theory.


Honors and Awards

  • 2010 George E. Valley, Jr. Prize of American Physical Society. Citation: 'For the exact relations he derived for Strongly Interacting Fermi gases with large scattering length, which are found to be of fundamental importance in cold atom physics.'
  • 2011 United States Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
  • 11/2012 - 5/2018 Overseas Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Tsinghua University
  • 2014-2019 United States National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • 10/2014 - 06/2016: Cullen Peck Fellowship, College of Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2015 Bose-Einstein Condensation Junior Award, Europe.
  • 2015 Fellow of the American Physical Society.


Teaching Experiences

Courses taught at Georgia Institute of Technology:

Undergraduate Classical Mechanics II;

Undergraduate Honors Physics II (Electricity, Relativity and Magnetism);

Graduate Classical Mechanics;

Graduate Relativistic Quantum Field Theory;

Graduate Quantum Mechanics I;

Graduate Quantum Mechanics II;

Graduate Special Topics: Few-Body Quantum Physics.

Courses taught at Peking University:



Selected Publications

  1. Shi-Guo Peng, Cai-Xia Zhang, Shina Tan, and Kaijun Jiang, 'Contact Theory for Spin-Orbit-Coupled Fermi Gases', Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 060408 (2018).
  2. EJKP Nandani, Rudolf A Römer, Shina Tan, and Xi-Wen Guan, 'Higher-order local and non-local correlations for 1D strongly interacting Bose gas', New J. Phys. 18, 055014 (2016).
  3. Shi-Guo Peng, Shina Tan, and Kaijun Jiang, 'Manipulation of p-Wave Scattering of Cold Atoms in Low Dimensions Using the Magnetic Field Vector', Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 250401 (2014).
  4. Shangguo Zhu and Shina Tan, 'Universality in s-wave and higher partial-wave Feshbach resonances: An illustration with a single atom near two scattering centers', Phys. Rev. A 87, 063629 (2013).
  5. Shina Tan, 'Universal Bound States of Two Particles in Mixed Dimensions or Near a Mirror', Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 020401 (2012).
  6. D. Zeb Rocklin, Shina Tan, and Paul M. Goldbart, 'Directed-polymer systems explored via their quantum analogs: Topological constraints and their consequences', Phys. Rev. B 86, 165421 (2012).
  7. Shina Tan, 'Universal Energy Functional for Trapped Fermi Gases with Short Range Interactions', Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 145302 (2011).
  8. Yusuke Nishida and Shina Tan, 'Liberating Efimov Physics from Three Dimensions', Few-Body Systems 51, 191 (2011).
  9. Shina Tan, Michael Pustilnik, and Leonid I. Glazman, 'Relaxation of a High-Energy Quasiparticle in a One-Dimensional Bose Gas', Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 090404 (2010).
  10. Yusuke Nishida and Shina Tan, 'Universal Fermi Gases in Mixed Dimensions', Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 170401 (2008).
  11. Yusuke Nishida, Dam Thanh Son, and Shina Tan, 'Universal Fermi Gas with Two- and Three-Body Resonances', Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 090405 (2008).
  12. Shina Tan, 'Three-boson problem at low energy and implications for dilute Bose-Einstein condensates', Phys. Rev. A 78, 013636 (2008).
  13. Shina Tan, 'Energetics of a strongly correlated Fermi gas', Annals of Physics 323, 2952 (2008).
  14. Shina Tan, “Large momentum part of a strongly correlated Fermi gas”, Annals of Physics 323, 2971 (2008).
  15. Shina Tan, “Generalized virial theorem and pressure relation for a strongly correlated Fermi gas”, Annals of Physics 323, 2987 (2008).
  16. Shina Tanand K. Levin, 'Modified many-body wave function for BCS-BEC crossover in Fermi gases', Phys. Rev. A 74, 043606 (2006).
  17. Qijin Chen, Jelena Stajic, Shina Tan, K. Levin, 'BCS–BEC crossover: From high temperature superconductors to ultracold superfluids', Physics Reports 412, 1 (2005).
  18. Shina Tan and K. Levin, 'Nernst effect and anomalous transport in cuprates: A preformed-pair alternative to the vortex scenario', Phys. Rev. B 69, 064510 (2004).
  19. Shina Tan, 'Analytical Structure Matching and Very Precise Approach to the Coulombic Quantum Three-Body Problem', Communications in Theoretical Physics 35, 71 (2001).


Opening Positions

PhD Openings --

1 new PhD student position in my group starting in Autumn 2020, with the option of doing undergraduate research with me in Spring 2020. If you are interested, please participate in the Summer Camp at the ICQM during June 28-30, 2019. Contact Ms. LI Jing at the ICQM for details regarding the Summer Camp. Her email address is icqm.assistant(at)

Come and do research in a vibrant academic group.

Freely interact with MANY great physicists.

Students are welcome to collaborate with me, or write single-author papers (which could further boost your chance of success in the future), or collaborate freely with any physicists in the entire world.

Enjoy the international reputation of the group, which means you could more easily land on a great postdoc position in the developed world after graduation, or find a very high paying job in industry.


To apply for the PhD program, contact me at or