Hi, I'm Chen,  

who is curious about how our universe and our minds work

I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in theoretical physics at the Institute for Advanced Study of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology [link]. My previous studies include various topics such as the UV completion of the Standard Model, quark matter, compact stars and related gravitational-wave studies, and the probe of curved spacetime (like Black holes) using quantum detectors. My recent research focuses on dense matter, compact stars, black holes, and gravitational waves, with multidisciplinary interest in particle physics, quantum gravity and cosmology.

My independent research and active collaborations have led to 17 papers in high-impact journals (with another two in submissions). In particular, I have three co-first-authored articles in the most prestigious physics journal: Physics Review Letters. My pioneer research on up-down quark matter (udQM) that I jointly proposed has led to worldwide media reports, including Science and Science Magazine.  Recently, my work on a new detection method of gravitational waves has been reported by Nature (See the "On News" page). Other new interesting concepts I solely proposed include the unified EOS for interacting quark matter, inverted hybrid stars, hybrid strange-cluster stars, etc.. 

Get in touch at [iasczhang@ust.hk]