Zou Yuanchuan


Phone: (027)87543881

Email: zouyc@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: the dynamics and radiation mechanisms of the GRB prompt and afterglow emission

Research Interests: The high energy astrophysics


My interests is on the high energy astrophysics, while mainly concentrated on the gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). With collaborators, I mainly work on the dynamics and radiation mechanisms of the GRB prompt and afterglow emission. I am also interested in a larger area of physics, like atomic physics, quantum information theory etc.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Astrophysics Sept 2003 – Jun 2006 
Dynamics and radiation of gamma-ray burst and its afterglow 
Department of Astronomy, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China Advisor: Prof. Zigao Dai 

  • M.S. Atomic Physics Sept 2001 – Jul 2003
Multi-photon processes of atomic hydrogen in intense laser field
Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China
Advisor: Prof. Haoxue Qiao 

  • B.S. Physics Sept 1997 – Jul 2001
Department of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China 

Professional Experience

  • Professor, Nov 2014 – present 
School of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China 

  • Associate Professor, Oct 2009 – Nov 2014 
School of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China 

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Oct 2007 – Oct 2009 
Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel 

  • Lecturer, Jun 2006 – Oct 2007 
Department of Physics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China 
Short Visiting 

  • Jul 2012 – Aug 2012, Jan 2014 – Feb 2014, Jul 2014 – Aug 2014, Jul 2015 – Aug 2015, Department of Physics, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong 

  • Jan 2012 – Feb 2012, Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, China 

  • Jul 2011 – Aug 2011, Mar 2014 – Apr 2014, Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel 

Selected Publications

  • Qingwen Wu, Bing Zhang, Wei-Hua Lei, Yuan-Chuan Zou, En-Wei Liang 
& Xinwu Cao, The extension of variability properties in gamma-ray bursts to blazars, 2016, MNRAS, 455, L1 (arXiv:1509.04896) 

  • Yuanchuan Zou, Determining the direction of a gamma-ray burst’s jet in its host galaxy, 2015, Research Ideas and Outcomes, 1: e7506, doi: 10.3897/rio.1.e7506 

• Jing Lv, Jing-Wen Xing, Yuan-Chuan Zou†, Wei-Hua Lei, Qing-Wen Wu & Ding-Xiong Wang, Extending the Correlation of LR − LX to Gamma Ray Bursts, 2015, RAA, 15, 617 (arXiv:1502.02201)

⋆ Yuan-Chuan Zou†, K. S. Cheng & Fa-Yin Wang, Constraining the Lorentz Factor of a Relativistic Source from Its Thermal Emission, 2015, ApJL, 800, L23 (arXiv:1501.06132)

  • Ya-Ting Chai & Yuan-Chuan Zou†, Searching Signals in Chinese Ancient Records for the 14C Increases in AD 774-775 and in AD 992-993, 2015, RAA, (arXiv:1406.7306) 

  • Lixiong Gan, Yuan-Chuan Zou† & Zi-Gao Dai, The signature of an anisotropic distribution of gamma-ray bursts, 2015, AcASn, 56, 218 (arXiv:1406.7085) 

  • Jun Tian & Yuan-Chuan Zou†, A new representation of the light curve and its power density spectrum, 2014, (arXiv:1401.2525) 

  • Jiu-Zhou Wang, Wei-Hua Lei†, Ding-Xiong Wang, Yuan-Chuan Zou, Bing Zhang, He Gao & Chang-Yin Huang, Quasi-periodic Variations in X-Ray Emis- sion and Long-term Radio Observations: Evidence for a Two-component Jet in Sw J1644+57, 2014, ApJ, 788, 32 (arXiv:1405.0180) 

  • He Gao, Wei-Hua Lei, Yuan-Chuan Zou, Xue-Feng Wu & Bing Zhang†, A Complete Reference of the Analytical Synchrotron External Shock Models of Gamma-Ray Bursts, 2013, New Astronomy Reviews, 57, 141 (arXiv:1310.2181) 

  • Y. C. Zou†, F. Y. Wang & K. S. Cheng, Long-term X-ray emission from Swift J1644+57, 2013, MNRAS, 434, 3463 (arXiv:1307.2650) 

  • D. Xu†, A. de Ugarte Postigo, G. Leloudas, T. Kruhler, Z. Cano, J. Hjorth, D. Malesani, J. P. U. Fynbo, C. C. Thone, R. Sanchez-Ramirez, S. Schulze, P. Jakobsson, L. Kaper, J. Sollerman, D. J. Watson, A. Cabrera-Lavers, C. Cao, S. Covino, H. Flores, S. Geier, J. Gorosabel, S. M. Hu, B. Milvang-Jensen, M. Sparre, L. P. Xin, T. M. Zhang, W. K. Zheng & Y. C. Zou, 2013, ApJ, 776, 98 (arXiv:1305.6832) 

  • Wei Xie, Wei-Hua Lei†, Yuan-Chuan Zou, Ding-Xiong Wang, Qingwen Wu & Jiu-Zhou Wang, A two-component jet model based on the Blandford-Znajek and Blandford-Payne processes, 2012, Res. Astron. Astrophys., 12, 817 (arXiv:1202.5024) 

⋆ Jing Lu ̈, Yuan-Chuan Zou†, Wei-Hua Lei, Bing Zhang, Qingwen Wu, Ding- Xiong Wang, En-Wei Liang & Hou-Jun Lu ̈, Lorentz factor - Isotropic luminos- ity/Energy Correlations of Gamma-Ray Bursts and Their Interpretation, 2012, ApJ, 751, 49 (arXiv:1109.3757)

  • Hai-Dong Lei, Jiu-Zhou Wang, Jing Lv & Yuan-Chuan Zou†, Shallow Decay Phase of the Early X-Ray Afterglow from External Shock in a Wind Environ- ment, 2011, Chinese Physics Letters, 28, 129801 (arXiv:1109.5218) 

  • Qingwen Wu†, Yuan-Chuan Zou, Xinwu Cao, Ding-Xiong Wang & Liang Chen, A Uniform Correlation between Synchrotron Luminosity and Doppler 
 Factor in Gamma-Ray Bursts and Blazars: A Hint of Similar Intrinsic Lumi- nosities? 2011, ApJL, 740, L21 (arXiv:1108.1442)

• Yuan-Chuan Zou, Yi-Zhong Fan & Tsvi Piran†, A Revised Limit of the Lorentz Factors of Gamma-ray Bursts with Two Emitting Regions, 2011, ApJ, 726, L2 (arXiv:1008.2253)

⋆ Yuan-Chuan Zou† & Tsvi Piran†, Lorentz Factor Constraint from the very early external shock of the gamma-ray burst ejecta, 2010, MNRAS, 402, 1854, (arxiv:0908.4418)

  • Weihua Lei†, Dingxiong Wang, LeiZhang, Zhaoming Gan & Yuanchuan Zou, A toy model for magnetized neutrino-dominated accretion flows, 2010, Science China Physics, Mechanics and Astronomy, 53, 98 

  • Yuan-Chuan Zou, Tsvi Piran†, and Re’em Sari, Clues from the prompt emis- sion of GRB 080319B, 2009, ApJ, 692, L92 (arxiv:0812.0318) 

⋆ Yuan-Chuan Zou, Yi-Zhong Fan† & Tsvi Piran†, Expected high energy emis- sion from GRB 080319B and origins of the GeV emission of GRBs 080514B, 080916C and 081024B, 2009, MNRAS, 396, 1163 (arXiv:0811.2997)

  • Tsvi Piran†, Re’em Sari & Yuan-Chuan Zou, Observational Limits on Inverse Compton Processes in GRBs, 2009, MNRAS, 393, 1107 (arxiv:0807.3954) 

  • W. H. Lei†, D. X. Wang, L. Zhang, Z. M. Gan, Y. C. Zou & Y. Xie, Mag- netically Torqued Neutrino-dominated Accretion Flows for Gamma-ray Bursts, 2009, ApJ, 700, 1970 (arXiv:0906.1635) 

  • Xue-Wen Liu, Xue-Feng Wu†, Yuan-Chuan Zou & Tan Lu†, Early afterglows from radially structured outflows and the application to X-ray shallow decays , 2009, RAA, 9, 911 (arXiv:0908.4511) 

  • Yuan-Chuan Zou† & Yi-Zhong Fan†, GRB 080319B: A naked-eye burst pow- ered by unmagnetized internal shocks, 2008, AIP Conference Proceedings, 1065, 267 

  • Dong Xu, Yuan-Chuan Zou & Yi-Zhong Fan†, Mildly relativistic X-ray tran- sient 080109 and SN 2008D: Towards a continuum from energetic GRB/XRF to ordinary Ibc SN, 2008, 37th COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Held 13-20 July 2008, in Montr ́eal, Canada., p.3512 (arXiv:0801.4325) 

  • Wei-Hua Lei†, Ding-Xiong Wang, Yuan-Chuan Zou & Lei Zhang, Hyperac- cretion after the Blandford-Znajek Process: a New Model for GRBs with X-Ray Flares Observed in Early Afterglows, 2008, ChJAA, 8, 404 (arxiv:0802.0419) 

  • Y. C. Zou†, and Z. G. Dai†, High Efficiency of Gamma-Ray Bursts Revisited, 2007, Advances in Space Research, 40, 1240 (astro-ph/0703136) 

  • Y. C. Zou, X. F. Wu† & Z. G. Dai†, Estimation of the detectability of optical orphan afterglows, 2007, A&A, 461, 115 (astro-ph/0601292) 

⋆ Y. C. Zou, Z. G. Dai† & D. Xu , Is GRB 050904 a super-long burst? 2006, ApJ, 646, 1098 (astro-ph/0511205)

• Y. C. Zou & Z. G. Dai†, Tail emission from a ring-like jet: its application to shallow decays of early afterglows and GRB 050709, 2006, ChJAA, 6, 551 (astro-ph/0601670)

⋆ Y. C. Zou, X. F. Wu† & Z. G. Dai†, Early Afterglows in Wind Environments Revisited, 2005, MNRAS, 363, 93 (astro-ph/0508602)

  • H. X. Qiao†, Y. C. Zou & Z. J. Zhang, High-Order Harmonic Generation of Hydrogen in Intense Laser Field and Strong Magnetic Field, 2004, International Journal of Modern Physics C, 15, 493 

  • Yuan-Chuan Zou, Zhan-Jun Zhang & Hao-Xue Qiao†, Sodium atom in strong magnetic fields: a pseudospectral approach, 2003, Chinese Physics, 12, 0365

† the corresponding author. ⋆ the selected publication.

Selected Cases

Awards and Honors

Courses Taught

  • Major course: Thermodynamics and statistical physics (obligatory course in physics); Special topics in astrophysics (selective course in physics); Atomic physics 

  • Public course: College physics (for the university); Physics labs (for the univer- sity); College physic (for international students in medicine); Physics labs (for the international students) 

  • Graduate course: Radiation mechanisms in astrophysics; High energy astro- physics 

  • Popular course: Introduction to astronomy (selective course for the university) 

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