Welcome to Dr. Guoping Zhang's
Department of Physics
Ph.D, Professor of Physics,
Indiana State University,
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Labs: S-141 (computational), S-143 (experimental)
(812)-237-8755 (Nano and
femtoscience research lab)
Fax: 812-237-4396 (Physics Department)
This is a buckyball, also called C60
since this ball has sixty carbon atoms.
Accidently, I put a hydrogen molecule H2 in the ball
when I drew this picture, but
this compound has now been synthesized successfully.
Mingqiang got a paper accepted for publication in Physical Review
Physics 105 (University Physics I)
(University Physics II)
Physics 215 (Modern Physics)
Physics 216Lab (Modern Physics Lab)
Physics 341 (Electricity and
(Electricity and magnetism II)
Nanoscience (supported by National
Computational Physics Phys356
(STUDENT RESEARCH POSITION IS AVAILABLE, please contact me
My research fields cover several areas: (1) Femtomagnetism: Magnetism
on a femtosecond scale; (2) Ultrafast dynamics in C60; (3) Soft x-ray
spectroscopy; (4) Nonlinear optics; (5) Density-matrix
renormalization group in strong correlated system; (6) First-principles
calculations using our own pseudopotential codes,Wien2k and Molpro
codes. I am
particularly interested in nanoscience and ultrafast dynamics. Very
recently, I start to explore the high harmonic generations. (6)
If you have new ideas to share with me, please send me a mail.
The follwing is the group picture for SURE 2011.
My students in Summer 2010. (Front) Topher and
Dan. (Back) Kevin, Cameron, Nicole and me.
The following pictures were taken when Nicole and Cameron were
presenting at American Physical Society meeting
in Dallas, Texas, March, 2011.
Pictures of my students taken during 2010 summer research, and the subsequent
A princeton conference picture.
If you want to learn more about my research, please check my research webpage.
My impressive visit to National Taiwan University. This is Prof. Chu's
group. Here is a wonderful picture
Here is a
list of selected publications. A more complete list (up to 06) is here. From 2002 to 2007, I have
published 22 journal papers.
8. Paradigm of the
time-resolved magneto-optical Kerr effect for femtosecond magnetism
G. P. Zhang, W. Huebner, G. Lefkidis, Y. Bai and T. F. George, Nature
Physics 5 , 499 (2009)
News and Views by Bovensiepen,
7. Laser-induced orbital and spin
excitations in ferromagnets:\\
Insights from a two-level system
G. P. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 187203 (2008)
6. Optical Harmonic generation in C60
G. P. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 047401 (2005)
5. Controlling vibrational
excitations in C60 by laser pulse duration,
G. P. Zhang and Thomas F. George, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 147401
4. Hartree-Fock dynamical
electron-correlation effects in C60 after laser excitation,
G. P. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 176801 (2003).
3. Electron Correlation Effects in
Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering of NaV2O5.
G. P. Zhang, T. A. Callcott, G. T. Woods, L. Lin, Brian Sales, D.
Mandrus and J. He, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 077401 (2002).
2. Origin of giant optical
nonlinearity in Charge-transfer Mott insulators: A new paradigm for
G. P. Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 2086-2089 (2001).
1. Laser-induced ultrafast demagnetization in ferromagnetic metals
G. P. Zhang and W. Hubner, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 3025 (2000)
and Computing facilities
We have two dedicated research
labs, one is
for computational research and the other is
for experiment. Currently we have 10 computers with Linux
on them. We can use the University's 64-nodes high performance
computers (HPC) and 20-nodes Intel cluster. Recently, we just added two
more computers. In the
near furture, our group will add
dozens of more computers to the current computing facility. We
are very lucky that we have excellent UNIX supporting staff: Steve
Baker (UNIX GURU!!! with more than 15-years experience). This makes us
life much easier. Our major computing is done at Berkeley National
Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory.
Please click this page dedicated to
the student research projects, but you are welcome to check my
research web page, where you can find more information on research.
and previous research grants
- Summer research grant (2004)
- Army research grant (2004-2008
- National Science Foundation [Nanoscience grant (2003-2005)]
- Department of Energy (2006-2009)]
- Promising Scholar grant (2006)
Some useful Links
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Software and Numerical Libraries and Links
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