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Yang Li

Position
  • Visiting Scientist

Contact Info

Zaffarano

Education

  • 2003 - 2006, No. 2 Middle School , Shijiazhuang , Hebei , China
  • 2006 - 2010, B.S. in Physics, University of Science & Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China
  • 2010 - 2015, Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States

More Information

Office: A522 Zaffarano
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Email: email
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Research Areas:

High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Hadronic Physics, Non-Perturbative QCD, Computational Physics.

My articles (e-prints) on arXiv INSPIRE HEPGoogle ScholarResearchGateMendeley

Dissertation:
Li, Yang, "Ab initio approach to quantum field theories on the light front" (2015). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. Paper 14934.
http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/14934
Ph.D. Advisors: Prof. James P. Vary, Prof. Kirill Tuchin (co-advisor)

Publications:

List of Publications.pdf

Journal Articles:

2019

  • S. Tang, Yang Li, P. Maris, J.P. Vary, Heavy-Light Mesons on the Light Front, [arXiv:1912.02088 [nucl-th]]
  • J.-s. Lan, C. Mondal, M.-j. Li, Yang Li, S. Tang, X. Zhao, J.P. Vary, Parton Distribution Functions of Heavy Mesons on the Light Front, [arXiv:1911.11676 [nucl-th]]
  • C. Mondal, S.-q. Xu, J.-s. Lan, X. Zhao, Yang Li, D. Chakrabarti, J.P. Vary, Proton structure from a light-front Hamiltonian, [arXiv:1911.10913 [hep-ph]]
  • W.-j. Du, Yang Li, X. Zhao, G.A. Miller, J.P. Vary. Basis Light-Front Quantization for a Chiral Nucleon-Pion Lagrangian, [arXiv:1911.10762 [nucl-th]]
  • M.-j. Li, Yang Li, P. Maris, and J.P. Vary, Frame dependence of transition form factors in light-front dynamics, Phys. Rev. D 100, 036006 (2019); [arXiv:1906.07306 [nucl-th]]
  • G. Chen, Yang Li, K. Tuchin, J.P. Vary, Heavy quarkonia production at energies available at LHC and EIC using basis light-front quantization wave functions, Phys. Rev. C 100, 025208 (2019); [arXiv:1811.01782 [nucl-th]]
  • L. Adhikari, Yang Li, M.-j. Li, J.P. Vary, Form Factors and Generalized Parton Distributions of Heavy Quarkonia in Basis Light Front Quantization, Phys. Rev. C 99, 035208 (2019), selected as Editor's suggestions; [arXiv:1809.06475 [hep-ph]]

2018

  • S. Tang, Yang Li, P. Maris, J.P. Vary, Bc mesons and their properties on the light front, Phys. Rev. D 98, 114038 (2018); [arXiv:1810.05971 [nucl-th]]
  • M.-j. Li, Yang Li, P. Maris, and J.P. Vary, Radiative transitions between $0^{-+}$ and $1^{--}$ heavy quarkonia on the light front, Phys. Rev. D 98, 034024 (2018); [arXiv:1803.11519 [hep-ph]]
  • W.-j. Du, P. Yin, Yang Li, G. Chen, W. Zuo, X. Zhao, J.P. Vary, Coulomb Excitation of Deuteron in Peripheral Collisions with a Heavy Ion, Phys. Rev. C 97, 064620 (2018); [arXiv:1804.01156 [nucl-th]]
  • Yang Li, P. Maris and J.P. Vary, Frame dependence of form factors in light-front dynamics, Phys. Rev. D 97, 054034 (2018); [arXiv:1712.03467 [hep-ph]]
  • Yang Li and Kirill Tuchin, Electrodynamics of dual superconducting chiral medium, Phys. Lett. B 776, 270 (2018); [arXiv:1708.08536 [hep-ph]]

2017

  • S. Leitão, Yang Li, P. Maris, M.T. Peña, A. Stadler, J.P. Vary, E.P. Biernat, Comparison of two Minkowski-space approaches to heavy quarkonia, Eur. Phys. J. C 77, 696 (2017); [arXiv:1705.06178 [hep-ph]]
  • Yang Li, P. Maris, J.P. Vary, Quarkonium as relativistic bound state on the light front, Phys. Rev. D 96, 016022 (2017), selected as Kaleidoscope; [arXiv:1704.06968 [hep-ph]]
    • The related wave functions: Li, Yang (2019), “Heavy quarkonium light front wave functions from basis light-front quantization with a running coupling”, Mendeley Data, v2 http://dx.doi.org/10.17632/cjs4ykv8cv.2
  • G. Chen, X. Zhao, Yang Li, K. Tuchin and J.P. Vary, Particle distribution in intense fields in a light-front Hamiltonian approach, Phys. Rev. D 95, 096012 (2017); [arXiv:1702.06932 [nucl-th]]
  • G. Chen, Yang Li, P. Maris, K. Tuchin and J.P. Vary, Diffractive charmonium spectrum in high energy collisions in the basis light-front quantization approach, Phys. Lett. B 769, 477 (2017); [arXiv:1610.04945 [nucl-th]]

2016

  • V.A. Karmanov, Yang Li, A.V. Smirnov and J.P. Vary, Nonperturbative solution of scalar Yukawa model in two- and three-body Fock space truncations, Phys. Rev. D 94, 096008 (2016); [arXiv:1610.03559 [hep-th]]
  • Yang Li, P. Maris, X. Zhao and J.P. Vary, Heavy Quarkonium in a Holographic Basis, Phys. Lett. B 758, 118 (2016); [arXiv:1509.07212 [hep-ph]]
  • L. Adhikari, Yang Li, X. Zhao, P. Maris, J.P. Vary and A.A. El-Hady, Form Factors and Generalized Parton Distributions in Basis Light-Front Quantization, Phys. Rev. C 93, 055202 (2016); [arXiv:1602.06027 [nucl-th]]

2015

  • Yang Li, V.A. Karmanov, P. Maris and J.P. Vary, Ab Initio Approach to the Non-Perturbative Scalar Yukawa Model, Phys. Lett. B 748, 278 (2015); [arXiv:1504.05233 [nucl-th]]
  • P. Wiecki, Yang Li, X. Zhao, P. Maris and J.P. Vary, Basis light-front quantization approach to positronium, Phys. Rev. D 91, 105009 (2015); [arXiv:1404.6234 [nucl-th]]

2011

  • S. Wu and Yang Li, Weak Measurement beyond the Aharonov-Albert-Vaidman formalism, Phys. Rev. A 83, 052106 (2011); [arXiv:1010.1155 [quant-ph]]

Proceedings:

2019

  • W.-j. Du, Yang Li, X. Zhao, J.P. Vary, Dynamical Nucleon-Pion System via Basis Light-Front Quantization, [arXiv:1908.02237 [nucl-th]]
  • C. Mondal, S.-q. Xu, J.-s. Lan, X. Zhao, Yang Li, H. Lamm, J.P. Vary, Nucleon properties from basis light front quantization, PoS DIS2019 (2019) 190.

2018

  • J.P. Vary et al, Hadron Spectra, Decays and Scattering Properties Within Basis Light Front Quantization, Few-Body Syst. 59, 56 (2018).

2017

  • J.P. Vary et al, Trends and Progress in Nuclear and Hadron Physics: a straight or winding road, refereed proceedings, Few-Body Syst 58, 56 (2017).
  • Yang Li, Quarkonium wave functions on the light front, refereed proceedings, Few-Body Syst., 58, 109 (2017); [arXiv:1612.01259 [nucl-th]]
  • G. Chen, Yang Li, P. Maris, K. Tuchin, J.P. Vary, Charmonium spectrum and diffractive production in a light-front Hamiltonian approach, Nucl. Part. Phys. Proc. 289-290, 409 (2017); [arXiv:1701.02279 [nucl-th]].

2016

  • J.P. Vary, L. Adhikari, G. Chen, Yang Li, P. Maris and X. Zhao, Basis Light-Front Quantization - Recent Progress and Future Prospects, refereed proceedings, Few-Body Syst. 57, 695 (2016).

2015

  • Yang Li, V.A. Karmanov, P. Maris and J.P. Vary, Non-Perturbative Calculation of the Scalar Yukawa Theory in Four-Body Truncation, refereed proceedings, Few-Body Syst. 56, 495 (2015); [arXiv:1411.1707 [nucl-th]]
  • P. Wiecki, Yang Li, X. Zhao, P. Maris, J.P. Vary, Non-perturbative Calculation of the Positronium Mass Spectrum in Basis Light-Front Quantization, refereed proceedings, Few-Body Syst. 56, 489 (2015); [arXiv:1502.02993 [nucl-th]]

2014

  • Yang Li, P.W. Wiecki, X. Zhao, P. Maris, J.P. Vary, Introduction to Basis Light-Front Quantization Approach to QCD Bound State Problems. Proc. Int. Conf. Nucl. Theor. Supercomputing Era (NTSE-2013), Ames, IA, USA, May 13-17, 2013. Eds. A.M. Shirokov and A.I. Mazur. Pacific National University, Khabarovsk, Russia, 2014, p. 136; [arXiv:1311.2980 [nucl-th]]
  • P.W. Wiecki, Yang Li, X. Zhao, P. Maris and J.P. Vary, Positronium in Basis Light-Front Quantization. in Proc. Int. Conf. Nucl. Theor. Supercomputing Era (NTSE-2013), Ames, IA, USA, May 13-17, 2013, edited by A.M. Shirokov and A.I. Mazur. Pacific National University, Khabarovsk, 2014, p. 146; [arXiv:1311.2908 [nucl-th]]

2013

  • P. Maris, P. Wiecki, Yang Li, X. Zhao and J.P. Vary, Bound state calculations in QED and QCD using Basis Light-Front Quantization, refereed proceedings, Acta Phys. Polon. Supp., 6, p. 321 (2013)

Talks:

All results in the slides are preliminary.

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Honors and Awards:

Teaching:

  • PHYS 221 Introduction to Classical Physics I, Section 14&15, Lab Section AM&AQ, as substitute recitation & Lab TA, 2016S
  • PHYS 681&682 Quantum Field Theory I&II, as substitute lecturer, 2012F-2013S
  • PHYS 222 Introduction to Classical Physics I, section 25 & 36, as recitation TA, 2012F
  • PHYS 112 General Physics, section 15, as recitation TA, 2011F
  • PHYS 321 Introduction to Modern Physics I, as grader, 2011F
  • PHYS 221 Lab Introduction to Classical Physics I, Section M DD K E & Y, as lab instructor, 2011S
  • PHYS 112 Lab General Physics, Section F & G, as lab instructor, 2010F
  • PHYS 101 Physics for the Nonscientist, as grader, 2010F

Advising:

  • Mentor for three second-year graduate students on Light-Front Quantum Field Theory, 2015 - 2017

Summer Schools:

  • XXV National Nuclear Physics Summer School (NNPSS 2013), Stony Brook University, Long Island, New York (July 15 - 26, 2013)

Notes:

Programming:

  • Specialty: Numerical Methods, High Performance Computing, Computational Physics (Configuration Interaction, Monte Carlo, Integral Equations, Complex Network)
  • Languages:
    • Proficient: C/C++, Fortran, MPI, OpenMP, Java
    • Familiar: Python, HTML, Shell Script, Assembly Language
  • Computational Tools: Mathematica, Arpack, Lapack, ScaLapack
  • OS & Softwares: GNU/Linux (+OS X), Windows, VIM

Developments:

  • colorsinglet.m is a Mathematica package to compute the number of SU(3) color singlets from the number of quarks, anti-quarks and gluons. It is based on Young tableau.
    Here is a list of the number of color singlets up to 10 particles (If a certain combination is absent, then the number of singlets is zero). q, a, g represent the number of quarks, antiquarks, and gluons, respectively.
  • LightFrontSpinors.m is a Mathematica package that defines the gamma matrices and spinors used in light-front dynamics. See my notes, Spinors on the light front for details.
  • TalmiMoshinsky.tar.gz contains a Fortran 90 code and a Mathematica package that compute the Talmi-Moshinsky coefficients for 2D harmonic oscillator functions. See the documentation for details.

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