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WU Xuefeng

WU Xuefeng (1976- ), born in Taicang, Jiangsu Province. He received the B.Sc. and Ph.D. from Nanjing University in 2000 and 2005. He came to Purple Mountain Observatory (PMO) of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) as a staff scientist as well as a postdoctoral research fellow in 2005/06. He was a visiting scholar at Caltech from 2006/12 to 2018/01, research associate and visiting postdoc scholar at Pennsylvania State University from 2008/02 to 2010/03, and postdoctoral research associate at University of Nevada, Las Vegas from 2010/04 to 2011/03. He has been a research professor of PMO since 2011/05, and led the group of high energy time-domain astrophysics since 2015/12. Dr. WU has served as the deputy director of PMO since February 2019.

Xuefeng WU’s research fields include high energy astrophysics, time domain astronomy, cosmology and fundamental physics. He is interested in observation and theoretical interpretation of all of the extremely energetic explosive transients, such as gamma-ray bursts, gravitational wave events, fast radio bursts, supernovae, etc. His main concerns are (magneto-) hydrodynamic (accretion and outflow, relativistic or non-relativistic shock waves) and radiation (thermal or non-thermal) processes in these spectacular phenomena, and the physical nature of the central compact objects (black holes, neutron stars, and white dwarfs), as well as cosmology and fundamental physics probed and tested with observational data of the above transients. Dr. WU has published >160 refereed papers in major astronomy/astrophysics/physics journals, with >9,000 total citations and H index = 45 (up to 2021/03).