Research Summary

I characterize myself as an observationally-oriented theorist. My main research areas are in cosmology, large-scale structure, galaxy formation and evolution, and Lyman-alpha radiative transfer and its applications in astrophysics. I also have broad interests in other fields of astrophysics.


  • B.S., Astronomy, Peking University. Project: Drifting Subpulses of Pulsars
  • M.S., Astronomy, Beijing Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Project: An HST Surface Photometric Study of Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies
  • Ph.D., Astronomy, The Ohio State University. Project: Constraining Galaxy Bias and Cosmology Using Galaxy Clustering Data


I obtained my PhD in astrophysics at Ohio State University. Before joining the University of Utah, I have been a postdoc fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (Hubble Fellow and John Bahcall Fellow) and Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics (YCAA fellow). My main research interests are galaxy formation and cosmology.