Qi Guo

Positions: Professor
Academic Title: Professor
Mailing Address: Qi Guo
Education and Career History

1998-2002, BS, Nankai University, China
2002-2005, MS, Institute of Theoretical Physics, CAS
2006-2009, PhD, Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics
2009-2011, Postdoctoral Fellow, Durham University, UK
2011-2012, Asociate Professor, National Astronomical Observatories, CAS
2013, Newton Fellow, Durham University, UK
2013- present, Reseacher, National Astronomical Observatories, CAS

Research Fields

Cosmolgy, galaxy formation, co-evolution of galaxy and AGN


We established a dark (sub) halo – stellar mass abundance matching method to link galaxy with dark halos. It is now well accepted and used in many studies . The citation of the related paper reaches top one thousandth within the 20,000 papers published in the same year.
We developed a semi-analytical galaxy formation models which reproduce the stellar mass function over 5 order of magnitude for the first time. Based on this model we also produce the largest simulated galaxy catalogue in the world. This catalogue is widely used by most of the advanced observations.

Selected Publication

How do galaxies populate dark matter haloes? Guo, Qi; White, Simon; Li, Cheng; Boylan-Kolchin, Michael  2010, MNRAS, 404,1111
From dwarf spheroidals to cD galaxies: simulating the galaxy population in a ΛCDM cosmology Guo, Qi; White, Simon; Boylan-Kolchin, Michael; De Lucia, Gabriella; Kauffmann, Guinevere; Lemson, Gerard; Li, Cheng; Springel, Volker; Weinmann, Simone, 2011, MNRAS, 413,101
The relation between metallicity, stellar mass and star formation in galaxies: an analysis of observational and model data Yates, Robert M.; Kauffmann, Guinevere; Guo, Qi  2012, MNRAS, 422, 2152
Galaxy formation in WMAP1 and WMAP7 cosmologies Guo, Qi; White, Simon; Angulo, Raul E.; Henriques, Bruno; Lemson, Gerard; Boylan-Kolchin, Michael; Thomas, Peter; Short, Chris  2013, MNRAS, 428, 1351
The Milky Way system in Λ cold dark matter cosmological simulations Guo, Qi; Cooper, Andrew P.; Frenk, Carlos; Helly, John; Hellwing, Wojciech A.  2015, MNRAS, 454, 550
A Universe of Ultra-Diffuse Galaxies: Theoretical Predictions from LCDM Simulations Rong, Yu; Guo, Qi; Gao, Liang; Liao, Shihong; Xie, Lizhi; Puzia, Thomas H.; Sun, Shuangpeng; Pan, Jun  2017, MNRAS, accepted