Time：Dec 29, 2021
In 2014, the Institute of particle and Astrophysics was established in the school of physics (Professor Gong Yungui, director and Professor Wu Qingwen, deputy director of the Institute), engaged in research on particles, astrophysics and cosmology. In 2017, the institute further refined its direction and carried out relevant theoretical research around the tianqin space gravitational wave program.
Two dark (dark matter and dark energy), one black (black hole) and three origins (the origin of the universe, the origin of celestial bodies and the origin of life) are not only the most cutting-edge topics in contemporary astronomy, but also major basic scientific issues in physics (such as black holes and gravitational waves, dark matter detection, dark energy and cosmology, etc.). In order to further promote the cross integration of physics and Astronomy and realize the in-depth development of physics, the school of physics established the Department of astronomy in September 2019, appointed Professor Wu Qingwen as the executive vice president, and appointed Professor Zheng Xiaoping as the head of the Department from June 2020.
At present, the Department of astronomy has 11 full-time teachers, including 7 professors and 4 associate professors, including 2 candidates for the national youth talent plan. At present, the research directions mainly include galaxies and active galaxies, dense objects, gravitational wave science and astronomical technology, astronomical optical technology and so on. In the field of supermassive black hole activity, comprehensive research on dense objects of different scales, pulsar timing array search for supermassive double black holes, pulsar radiation mechanism, gamma storm, black hole double stars, cosmic ray and gravitational wave science and detection technology A series of progress has been made in optical telescope technology (15-20 papers are published in top astronomy journals such as APJ, mnras and PRL every year). At present, there are nearly 30 postgraduates, 6-8 postgraduates and 4-6 doctoral students are enrolled every year, and 15-20 undergraduates interested in astronomy are trained every year. The Department of astronomy has teaching space laboratory, Astronomical Optics Laboratory and numerical simulation laboratory.
Galaxy and Cosmology
Gravitational wave science
High energy astrophysics
Astronomical technology and Application
Director: Zhen Xiaopin, Wu Qingwen
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