Chichuan Jin

Positions: Research Staff; Deputy Chief Designer of the Science Application System, the Einstein Probe Mission
Academic Title: Dr.
Mailing Address: Chichuan Jin
Education and Career History

Research Staff, NAOC, Beijing, China, 2017-current

Postdoc, MPE, Garching, Germany, 2015-2017

Research Scientist, Qianxuesen Lab, CAST, Beijing, China, 2014-2015

Visiting Scholar, IHEP, Beijing, China, 2012-2013

PhD: Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom, 2008-2012

BSc: Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2004-2008

Research Fields

Active Galactic Nuclei: X-ray Spectral Variability, Multi-wavelength Study

Intersteller Medium: X-ray Dust Scattering

X-ray Transients



National Natural Science Foundation of China: No. 11873054 (Lead)


Proposals Accepted as PI:

1. PI: Swift ToO,2020,20 ksec, ID: 36528 (triggered)

2. PI: XMM-Newton GO, AO-19, 123 ksec,ID: 08637901 (accepted)

3. PI: Chandra ToO,Cycle-21, 40 ksec Chandra + 40 ksec XMM-Newton,ID: 21910146 (accepted, waiting for trigger)

4. PI: XMM-Newton GO, AO-18, 133 ksec XMM-Newton + 200 ksec Nustar, ID: 0841801 (observed)

5. PI: XMM-Newton GO, AO-18, 132 ksec, ID: 8418201 (observed)

6. PI: XMM-Newton GO, AO-17, 396 ksec XMM-Newton + 260 ksec NuSTAR, Large Program, ID: 08240801 (observed)

7. PI: XMM-Newton GO, AO-17, 72 ksec XMM-Newton + 100 ksec NuSTAR, ID: 08240301 (observed)

8. PI: XMM-Newton ToO, AO-16, 43 ksec, ID: 08032301 (accepted)

9. PI: XMM-Newton GO, AO-15, 124 ksec, ID: 07849301 (observed)

10. PI: XMM-Newton GO, AO-15, 132 ksec, ID: 07849701 (accepted)

11. PI: XMM-Newton GO, AO-14, 124 ksec, ID: 07645301 (accepted)

12. PI: XMM-Newton GO, AO-12, 123 ksec, ID: 07248401 (observed)

13. PI: XMM-Newton GO, AO-12, 63 ksec, ID: 07251301 (accepted)

14. PI: XMM-Newton GO, AO-11, 102 ksec, ID: 06910601 (observed)

15. PI: XMM-Newton GO, AO-10, 122 ksec, ID: 06753201 (accepted)

Selected Publication

First-author Publications:

1. Jin C., Done C., Ward M., 2020, MNRAS, accepted, Re-observing the NLS1 Galaxy RE J1034+396. II. New Insights on the Soft X-ray Excess, QPO and the Analogy with GRS 1915+105

2. Jin C., Done C., Ward M., 2020, MNRAS, 495, 3538, Re-observing the NLS1 Galaxy RE J1034+396. I. the Long-term, Recurrent X-ray QPO with a High Significance

3. Jin C., Ponti G., Guang X., Bogensberger D., 2019, ApJ, 875, 157, Exploring the Interstellar Medium Using an Asymmetric X-Ray Dust Scattering Halo

4. Jin C., Ponti G., Haberl F., Smith R., Valencic L., 2018, MNRAS, 477, 3480, Effects of interstellar dust scattering on the X-ray eclipses of the LMXB AX J1745.6-2901 in the Galactic Centre

5. Jin C., Done C., Ward M., 2017a, MNRAS, 468, 3663, Super-Eddington QSO RX J0439.6-5311 – I. Origin of the soft X-ray excess and structure of the inner accretion flow

6. Jin C., Done C., Ward M., Gardner E., 2017b, MNRAS, 471, 706, Super-Eddington QSO RX J0439.6-5311 – II. Multiwavelength constraints on the global structure of the accretion flow

7. Jin C., Ponti G., Haberl F., Smith R., 2017c, MNRAS, 468, 2532, Probing the interstellar dust towards the Galactic Centre: dust-scattering halo around AX J1745.6-2901

8. Jin C., Done C., Ward M., 2016, MNRAS, 455, 691, Strong constraints on a super-Eddington accretion flow: XMM-Newton observations of an intermediate-mass black hole

9. Jin C., Done C., Middleton M., Ward M., 2013, MNRAS, 436, 3173, A long XMM-Newton observation of an extreme narrow-line Seyfert 1: PG 1244+026

10. Jin C., Ward M., Done C., Gelbord J., 2012a, MNRAS, 420, 1825, A combined optical and X-ray study of unobscured type 1 active galactic nuclei – I. Optical spectra and spectral energy distribution modelling

11. Jin C., Ward M., Done C., 2012b, MNRAS, 422, 3268, A combined optical and X-ray study of unobscured type 1 active galactic nuclei – II. Relation between X-ray emission and optical spectra

12. Jin C., Ward M., Done C., 2012c, MNRAS, 425, 907, A combined optical and X-ray study of unobscured type 1 active galactic nuclei – III. Broad-band SED properties

13. Jin C., Done C., Ward M., Gerlinski M., Mullaney J., 2009, MNRAS, 398, L16, The Seyfert AGN RX J0136.9-3510 and the spectral state of super Eddington accretion flows