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 research has led to many papers in high-impact journals, including three in Physics Review Letters. My pioneer research on up-down quark matter (udQM) 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). 


Get in touch at [iasczhang@ust.hk]