Directors

Gongbo ZHAO

Gongbo ZHAO, Deputy Director of NAOC



Education:

2007 Ph.D., Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)       
2004 M.S. in Physics, NanKai University             
2001 B.S. in Physics, NanKai University 

            

Career History:

2012-present Professor of cosmology, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC),China  

2011-2012 Dennis Sciama Fellow, Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation University of Portsmouth,UK           

2009-2011 Senior Research Associate, Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation University of Portsmouth,UK

2007-2009 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics Simon Fraser University,Canada

 

Research Fields:

Cosmology

Dark energy

Modified gravity

large galaxy surveys

 

Achievements:

Gong-Bo Zhao is a world expert in science frontiers including dark energy and cosmological tests of gravity using large galaxy surveys. Using the BOSS galaxy survey, which was the largest galaxy survey in the world in the past 5 years, he found the hint of dynamics of dark energy, which is crucial for the study of dark energy. Since 2015, he has been a science working group lead for the eBOSS survey, which is the largest ongoing galaxy survey in the world. He is a core member of the PFS, DESI and Euclid surveys, which are the largest ongoing galaxy surveys in the world.

He has published over 100 refereed research papers in cosmology in world renowned journals including Nature Astronomy and Physical Review Letters, with a total citation over 7000, and an H-index of 42. He won a Royal Society Newton Advanced Fellowship (2016) due to his excellency in cosmological research.


Selcted Publications:

(1) G. B. Zhao, M. Raveri, L. Pogosian, Y. Wang, (+21 co-authors) [BOSS collaboration], “The clustering of galaxies in the completed SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: Examining the observational evidence for dynamical dark energy”, (2017), arXiv: 1701.08165.

(2) Y. Wang, G. B. Zhao, C. Chuang, A. Ross, (+20 co-authors) [BOSS collaboration], “The clustering of galaxies in the completed SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: tomographic BAO analysis of DR12 combined sample in configuration space”, (2017), arXiv: 1607.03154.

(3) G. B. Zhao, Y. Wang, S. Saito, D. Wang, (+24 co-authors) [BOSS collaboration], “The clustering of galaxies in the completed SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: tomographic BAO analysis of DR12 combined sample in Fourier space”, (2017), MNRAS, 466, 762.

(4) G. B. Zhao, Y. Wang, A. Ross, S. Shandera, W. J. Percival, (+26 co-authors) [eBOSS collaboration], “The extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (eBOSS): a cosmological forecast”, 2016, MNRAS 457, 2377.

(5) X. Liu, B. Li, G. B. Zhao, (+8 co-authors), “Constraining f(R) Gravity Theory Using Weak Lensing Peak Statistics from the Canada-France-Hawaii-Telescope Lensing Survey”, 2016, Phys. Rev. Lett., 117, 051101.

(6) F. Kitaura, (+17 co-authors including G. B. Zhao), “Signatures of the Primordial Universe from Its Emptiness: Measurement of Baryon Acoustic Oscillations from Minima of the Density Field”, 2016, Phys. Rev. Lett., 116, 171301.

(7) G. B. Zhao, D. Bacon, R. Maartens, M. Santos, A. Raccanelli [SKA cosmology working group], Model-independent constraints on dark energy and modified gravity with the SKA, 2015, PoS (AASKA14), 165.

(8) G. B. Zhao, “Modeling the nonlinear clustering in modified gravity models I: A fitting formula for matter power spectrum of f(R) gravity”, 2014, ApJS, 211, 23.

(9) G. B. Zhao, S. Saito, W. J. Percival, (+15 co-authors) [BOSS collaboration], “The clustering of galaxies in the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: weighing the neutrino mass using the galaxy power spectrum of the CMASS sample”, 2013, MNRAS 436, 2038.

(10) G. B. Zhao, Robert G. Crittenden, Levon Pogosian, Xinmin Zhang, “Examining the evidence for dynamical dark energy”, (2012), Phys. Rev. Lett., 109, 171301.