Current Teaching: F=ma Training Program (Fall 2023)


11/24/23 – PROJECT: F=ma Exam Solutions uploaded

3/26/23 – AWARD: Earned Master of Arts degree in Physics from Princeton University


9/6/22 – TEACHING: Teaching Assistant for Princeton Department of Physics

3/15/22 – RESEARCH: Work (Pair density waves in the strong-coupling limit of the Holstein-Hubbard model) accepted for oral presentation at APS March Meeting

1/14/22 – RESEARCH: Paper accepted for publication in npj Quantum Materials

Published on 2/3/22:


4/10/21 – Enrolled at Princeton University for graduate education

4/1/21 – AWARD: Graduated from Stanford University with Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, Minors in Mathematics and Computer Science

3/8/21 – RESEARCH: Paper (Pair-Density-Wave in the Strong Coupling Limit of the Holstein-Hubbard model) posted on arXiv: 2103.04984

2/14/21 – AWARD: Joseph Henry Merit Award from Princeton Department of Physics

1/13/21 – RESEARCH: Paper accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters

Published on 2/4/21 as Editor’s Suggestion:

1/3/21 – PROJECT: Collaboration with Georgia Tech Society of Physics Students to share additional solutions for Townsend chapters 5, 9, 10, 11, and 12


9/16/20 – RESEARCH: Paper (Numerical study of a dual representation of the integer quantum Hall transition) posted on arXiv: 2009.07871


5/14/20 – AWARD: Stanford Undergraduate Major Grant


2/24/20 – RESEARCH: Joined Kivelson group at Stanford University



8/30/19 – RESEARCH: Presentation at Stanford Physics Summer Research Poster Session


5/22/19 – TEACHING: Physics Tutor for Stanford Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning during 2019-2020


5/10/19 – TEACHING: Physics Tutor for Stanford Summer Academic Resource Center during June-August 2019

4/5/19 – AWARD: Stanford Department of Physics Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

4/1/19 – RESEARCH: Member of the American Physical Society

1/11/19 – RESEARCH: Invited Member of Stanford Condensed Matter Journal Club

1/7/19 – RESEARCH: Abstract (Composite fermions with quenched disorder at the half-filled Landau level) accepted for oral presentation at APS March Meeting



11/19/18 – TEACHING: Registration open for Winter 2018 Physics Olympiad preparation classes at Chesapeake Math Program

Dates: 12/16, 12/19, 12/21, 12/23, 12/26, 12/28, 12/30
For more information, see our recent announcement.

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10/2/18 – RESEARCH: Office established at Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials in McCullough Building

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9/20/18 – RESEARCH: Invited Member of Society for Science Alumni Network


9/9/18 – PROJECT: Morin Chapter 3 Solutions uploaded


6/6/18 – PROJECTS: Percolation in the Quantum Hall Effect uploaded



6/3/18 – TEACHING: Registration open for Summer 2018 Physics Olympiad preparation classes at Chesapeake Math Program.


Session 1: 7/10, 7/13, 7/17, 7/20, 7/24, 7/27, 7/31 8/3
Session 2: 8/7, 8/10, 8/14, 8/17, 8/21, 8/24, 8/28, 8/31
For more information, see our recent announcement.

4/3/18 – RESEARCH: Joined Raghu group at Stanford University

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12/26/17 – PROJECT: Morin Chapter 2 Solutions uploaded


12/9/17 – TEACHING: Physics Olympiad preparation classes at Chesapeake Math Program

Dates: 12/14, 12/19, 12/21, 12/28, 12/30, 1/2, 1/4
For more information, see our recent announcement.

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10/27/17 – RESEARCH: Named as an Associate Editor of Stanford Undergraduate Research Journal


6/26/17 – ALBUM: Piano performance at Casa da Musica in Porto, Portugal


6/23/17 – ALBUM: Piano performance at Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain

5/22/17 – AWARD: Graduated from Centennial High School with High School Diploma

5/12/17 – AWARD: State of Maryland Merit Scholastic Award from State Governor for “scholastic achievement…within the top five percent of your graduating class”


5/10/17 – RESEARCH: Paper accepted for publication in Physical Review B

Published on 5/30/17 as Rapid Communication

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5/1/17 – Enrolled at Stanford University for undergraduate education


4/18/17 – RESEARCH: Presentation at Centennial High School Research in Science & Engineering (RISE) Conference

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4/9/17 – ALBUM: Piano performance at Dartmouth University in New Hampshire

4/5/17 – RESEARCH: Presentation and performance in Howard County Student Learning Conference at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory


3/26/17 – AWARD: Named as 2nd Place Winner of 62nd Baltimore Science Fair


2/8/17 – RESEARCH: Paper posted on arXivAnnihilation of Domain Walls in a Ferromagnetic Wire, arXiv:1702.02248


2/3/17 – AWARD: Certificate of Appreciation from County Executive for “academic and extra-curricular achievements to improve our community through science”


1/30/17 – AWARD: Named as a Coca-Cola Scholar Regional Finalist

PROJECT: Townsend Chapter 8 Solutions uploaded


1/28/17 – PROJECT: Townsend Chapter 7 Solutions uploaded


1/27/17 – PROJECT: Townsend Chapter 6 Solutions uploaded


1/19/17 – Featured in article on Chinese newspaper World Journal (世界日报)


1/18/17 – PROJECT: Townsend Chapter 5 Solutions uploaded


1/9/17 – PROJECT: Townsend Chapter 4 Solutions uploaded


1/6/17 – RESEARCH: Abstract (Annihilation of Domain Walls in a Ferromagnetic Wire) accepted for oral presentation at APS March Meeting


1/5/17 – TEACHING: Winter session of Physics Olympiad class


1/4/17 – AWARD: Named as a Top 300 Scholar in the Regeneron Science Talent Search

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Earned a Research Report digital badge in recognition of exceptionally well-written college-level report covering the research submitted to Regeneron STS.

Earned a Student Initiative digital badge in recognition of extraordinary efforts in pursuing science research, as evidenced by the entry submitted to Regeneron STS.



12/31/16 – PROJECT: Townsend Chapter 3 Solutions uploaded


12/15/16 – AWARD: Named as a Coca-Cola Scholar Semifinalist

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12/8/16 – RESEARCH: County Presentation at Reservoir High School


11/19/16 – ALBUM: Performed at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in North Carolina.


11/10/16 – ALBUM: Performed at the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C.

10/26/16 – RESEARCH: Joined the Society of Physics Students


10/22/16 – PROJECT: Personal domain and website established as

10/18/16 – AWARD: Named as a Siemens Competition Semifinalist


9/27/16 – PROJECT: Published my circular roller coaster problem on SIMIODE. Very glad to be the first high school student to contribute a problem. Read more here.


9/16/16 – TEACHING:


It’s the middle of September, and I’ve had the chance to expand my teaching beyond HCCS. First is the recent invitation for me to join the Chesapeake Math Program faculty, which I gladly accepted. It is certainly a huge honor for me to receive this teaching endorsement. Next is the establishment of a physics club at school which has also been going well. Our first meeting is set to be on September 19. I’ve added two new pages to my Teaching section and will be posting more information!

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9/15/16 – PROJECT: Morin Chapter 1 Solutions uploaded


9/10/16 – ALBUM: Performing at Strathmore Mansion today for my solo piano concert. Prepared for several months and now it is time to play music!

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9/1/16 – TEACHING: Registration is open for the HCCS Physics Program 2016-2017! Classes are held weekly on Sundays at Howard Community College starting September 11, 2016. I look forward to teaching AP Physics C this year. Learn more in our course description.

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7/13/16 – RESEARCH: Committee on Qualifications and Membership has approved my nomination for election to Associate Membership in Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Will definitely be taking advantage of science opportunities from Sigma Xi!


7/8/16 – RESEARCH: Poster (Annihilation of Domain Walls in a Ferromagnetic Wire) presented at Topological Patterns and Dynamics in Magnetic Elements and in Condensed Matter conference at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems

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7/2/16 – PROJECT: Townsend Chapter 2 Solutions uploaded


6/29/16 – PROJECT: Townsend Chapter 1 Solutions uploaded


6/13/16 – PROJECT: Founding of KSHPhysics Blog. [Archive]

4/20/16 – RESEARCH: Presentation and performance in Howard County Student Learning Conference at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

3/20/16 – AWARD: Named as Grand Place Winner of 61st Baltimore Science Fair, Intel ISEF Finalist

AWARD: Fisher College Dean’s Award (full scholarship to Towson University)

AWARD: Invited Member of National Space Society

2/6/16 – RESEARCH: Joined Tchernyshyov group at Johns Hopkins University

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9/1/15 – RESEARCH: Joined Kestner group at University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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7/17/14 – PROJECT: Volunteer Biological Technician at Bee Research Laboratory, USDA, Beltsville

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Personal Statement (Sep 2016)

I have been interested in physics since I was little when I learned about the solar system and gravity. Physics to me is the understanding of how nature works. The process of writing a mathematical equation to describe nature fundamentally is powerful and intriguing to me. Formulas that govern the cosmos. Physics is very exciting because it is also the foundation for scientific advancements that make our technologies possible. From cars and refrigerators to light bulbs and computers, physics affects everyone in their daily lives. There is huge research potential in this area with consequential implications and societal impact. The physics questions that intrigue me involve gaining a better understanding of new phenomena. In particular, I am fascinated by systems that exhibit interesting behavior which can potentially be developed into useful technologies.

Biography (Sep 2018)

Kevin S. Huang is a rising sophomore at Stanford University with extensive research and teaching experience in physics. He is an invited Associate Member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society, invited Member of the National Space Society, and Member of the Society of Physics Students. As a two-time silver medalist of the USA Physics Olympiad, Kevin is ranked among the top 100 physics students in the nation.

In high school, he conducted research on quantum error correction, studying the theoretical conditions to perform joint measurements in quantum dot systems. Kevin was invited to present this work at various regional events and his project won numerous awards, including the Grand Prize in Physical Science at the Baltimore Science Fair, an all-expenses paid trip to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and a full college scholarship from Towson University. Later, Kevin was invited as a visiting student to Johns Hopkins University where he studied the annihilation of domain walls in ferromagnets. His subsequent publication in Physical Review B was presented at the APS Match Meeting and a physics workshop at the Max Planck Institute. Currently, his research is in condensed matter theory of the quantum Hall regime.

For the past three years, Kevin has kept his teaching and tutoring activities active in the community. He co-founded the Howard County Chinese School Physics Program where he taught Olympiad Physics and AP Physics. Since joining the Chesapeake Math Program, he has taught multiple Physics Olympiad programs. Kevin has also been involved in various service activities, including serving as Associate Editor of the Stanford Undergraduate Research Journal, volunteer judging for science fairs, and publishing various teaching scenarios for students. He maintains an active blog ( used by numerous students including the prestigious Thomas Jefferson High School Physics Team. In his spare time, Kevin is a dedicated pianist, having performed at many prestigious venues in the US and abroad as well as at numerous hospitals, senior centers, universities, and government institutions.

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