Physics and Astronomy
Research interest(s)/area of expertise
- Precision fluid dynamical modelling of quark-gluon plasma at finite baryon density
- Jet and electromagnetic tomography in strongly-coupled systems
- Rapid thermalization and out-of-equilibrium physics of many-body QCD
- Gluon saturation and 3D imaging of nucleus at high energy
I am interested in understanding strongly interacting many-body systems, in particular, the properties of nuclear matter under extreme hot and dense conditions.
The relativistic heavy-ion collisions create a novel state of matter, Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP), which exposes surprisingly strong collective behavior with very small specific shear viscosity. In order to quantitative extract the transport properties of the QGP, I work on developing a comprehensive integrated framework, which models the dynamical evolution of the heavy-ion collisions event-by-event. Combining this framework with modern statistical Bayesian analysis, we can reverse engineer the heavy-ion collision experiments and infer the properties of the hottest droplet in nature.
- Ph.D. 2014 The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
- B.Sc. 2009 Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Awards and grants
NSF PHY Grant (PI, 2020-2023), "Quantitative Characterization of Quark-Gluon Plasma Properties with Dynamical Fluctuations"
NSF CSSI Grant (Co-PI, 2020-2024), "Frameworks: X-Ion Collisions with a Statistically and Computationally Advanced Program Envelope (X-SCAPE)"
RIKEN-BNL Rearch Center (RBRC) Fellow, 2018-2023
IUPAP YOUNG SCIENTIST PRIZE IN NUCLEAR PHYSICS 2019 link
GOLDHABER FELLOW Brookhaven National Lab 2016 link
APS DISSERTATION AWARD IN NUCLEAR PHYSICS 2016 link
PHY 5100 Methods of Theoretical Physics I, Fall 2020 website
- PHY 7110 Methods of Theoretical Physics II, Fall 2018
- PHY 7110 Methods of Theoretical Physics II, Fall 2019 website
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