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Ho-Ung Yee, PhD

Associate Professor



Building & Room:

2250 SES


845 West Taylor St.

Office Phone:

(312) 996-5348



Dr. Yee is broadly interested in many aspects of Quantum Chromo Dynamics (QCD), the theory governing quarks and gluons that constitute basic building blocks of matter in the Universe. His recent research has been focused on the physics of heavy-ion collisions at RHIC (Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider) and LHC (Large Hadron Collider), where new states of QCD matter with extremely high temperature and density are created. Some of these studies also have implications in the physics of condensed matter systems of Dirac/Weyl semimetals.

Selected Publications

  • S. Li, M. A. Stephanov and H. -U. Yee, “Nondissipative Second-Order Transport, Spin and Pseudogauge Transformations in Hydrodynamics”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 082302 (2021).
  • S. Li and H. -U. Yee, “Quantum Kinetic Theory of Spin Polarization of Massive Quarks in Perturbative QCD: Leading Log”, Phys. Rev. D, 100, 056022 (2019).
  • A. Jimenez-Alba and H. -U. Yee, “Second-Order Transport Coefficient from Chiral Anomaly at Weak Coupling: Diagrammatic Re-summation”, Phys. Rev. D, 92, 014023 (2015).
  • D. E. Kharzeev and H. -U. Yee, “Chiral Magnetic Wave”, Phys. Rev. D, 83, 085007 (2011).


MS, Physics (1999), Seoul National University

PhD, Physics (2003), Yale University