About me

Hello! I am a postdoctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with Prof. Marin Soljačić. I earned my PhD in Physics from Penn State in 2023, where I was a part of Prof. Mikael C. Rechtsman’s research group.

I use computational, theoretical, and experimental approaches to study photonic realizations of topological phases of matter, such as Weyl semi-metals and higher-order topological insulators. I am also interested in all things nanophotonics, topological matter, and artifical intelligence (AI) for physics. Read more about my research here.

My CV can be found here.

Recent Publications

KAN: Kolmogorov-Arnold Networks
Ziming Liu, Yixuan Wang, Sachin Vaidya, Fabian Ruehle, James Halverson, Marin Soljačić, Thomas Y. Hou, Max Tegmark
arXiv:2404.19756 (2024)

Direct observation of Landau levels in silicon photonic crystals
Maria Barsukova*, Fabien Grisé*, Zeyu Zhang*, Sachin Vaidya, Jonathan Guglielmon, Michael I. Weinstein, Li He, Bo Zhen, Randall McEntaffer and Mikael C. Rechtsman
Nature Photonics (2024)

Response to polarization and weak topology in Chern insulators
Sachin Vaidya, Mikael C. Rechtsman and Wladimir A. Benalcazar
Physical Review Letters (2024)

Weyl points on non-orientable manifolds
André Grossi e Fonseca*, Sachin Vaidya*, Thomas Christensen, Mikael C. Rechtsman, Taylor L. Hughes and Marin Soljačić
arXiv:2310.18485 (2023) - to appear in Physical Review Letters

Prevalence of two-dimensional photonic topology
Ali Ghorashi, Sachin Vaidya, Mikael Rechtsman, Wladimir Benalcazar, Marin Soljačić and Thomas Christensen
arXiv:2307.15701 (2023)

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