Professor of Astrophysics
Fellow of American Physics Society
I am a theoretical astrophysicist. I conduct research
by applying physical laws to understand astronomical phenomena.
My primary research interest is on those
objects that emit high-energy photons, including black holes
of different scales, neutron stars of different species, and
the intense "jets" they launch. In particular, in recent years I
have been spending most of my time to understand the physics behind
"Gamma-ray bursts" (GRBs), intense bursts of gamma-rays
coming from the deep space. Lately, I am actively working in two emerging,
exciting fields in astrophysics: multi-messenger (gravitational wave sources
and their electromagnetic counterparts) astrophysics, and
the physics of mysterious fast radio bursts (FRBs).
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