Xue-Bing Wu

Professor of Astrophysics & Department Chair,
Department of Astronomy, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

Office: Room 2903S, No. 2 Science Building
Phone: (+86-10) 62758635; FAX: (+86-10) 62765031
Email: wuxb[et]pku.edu.cn


Teaching

Undergraduate course: Frontiers of Astrophysics (Spring, before 2010), Fundamental Astronomy (Spring, after 2013)
Postgraduate courses: Active Galactic Nuclei (Spring/Autumn); Radiative Processes in Astrophysics (Autumn)

Research Interests

Accretion disks; Black hole physics; LAMOST extragalactic survey; Quasars and active galactic nuclei; X-ray binaries

Research Assistants in My Group

Present stars (you are welcome to join us!):
Postdoc: Yanli Ai (2012-)
Postgraduates: Wenwen Zuo (2009-), Jinyi Yang (2011-), Qian Yang (2012-)
Undergraduate: Shu Wang (2013-), Mengtao Tang (2013-)
LAMOST Postdoctoral Fellowship advertisement

Former stars and their current positions:
Postdocs: Chengliang Jiao (2009-2011, postdoc at KASI, Korea); Zhaoyu Chen (2009-2011, postdoc at NAOC)
Postgraduates: Zhaoyu Li (2006-2011, PhD; postdoc at SHAO), Zhendong Jia (2008-2011, MSc; Google Shanghai), Ran Wang (2004-2009, PhD; NRAO Jansky Fellow at Arizona), Lei Qian (2004-2009, PhD; NAOC faculty), Bingxiao Xu (2003-2007, Msc; PhD student in Johns Hopkins U.), Minzhi Kong (2003-2006, PhD; Associate professor in Hebei Normal U.), Fan Zhang (2003-2005, MSc.), Rui Chen & Tianzhi Zhang (2001-2003, industry)
Undergraduates: Jianqun Luo (2012-2013,PKU-Shenzhen), Rui Guo (2012-2013,NAOC), Yifei Jin (2011-2012,Tsinghua), Zhan Bai (2011-2012,PKU), Zhihua Liu (2011-2012,BNU), Guoqiang Hao (2010-2011,PKU), Xiaping Tang (2008-2009, U. Virginia), Jing Luan (2007-2008, Caltech), Jie Zhou (2006-2007, NAOC), Chaolun Wu (2004-2006, U. Virginia), Qi Hu (2004-2006, U. Colorado), Yongzhe Gui (2005-2006, PKU), Sheng Chen & Jinwu Qi (2004-2005, NAOC), Wei Zhang (2002-2003, U. Washington St. Louis), Shaokun Yang (2001-2002, industry)
Visitor: Jie Tang (2010-2011)

Publications (>100)
An imcomplete list of my papers in ADS


Degrees

B.Sc., 1986, Physics, Central China Normal Univ.
M.Sc., 1989, Astrophysics, Central China Normal Univ.
Ph.D., 1996, Astrophysics, Beijing Astronomical Observatory(now NAOC), Chinese Academy of Sciences

Working Experiences

1989-1993, Teaching Assistant, Lecturer, Dept. of Physics, Central China Normal Univ.
1996-1998, Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
1998-2000, Research Associate, Beijing Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2000-2001, Associate Professor, Department of Astronomy, Peking University
2001-present, Professor, Department of Astronomy, Peking University

Visiting Experiences

10/1995-01/1996, Research Assistant, Dept. of Physics, The University of Hong Kong, China
04/1997-07/1997, Visiting Scientist, Max-Plank Institut fuer Extraterrestriche Physik, Germany
07/1097-08/1997, Visiting Scientist, Max-Plank Institut fuer Astrophysik, Germany
01/1999-07/1999, Visiting Scientist, Dept. of Physics, University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA
08/1999-12/2000, Visiting Scientist, Max-Plank Institut fuer Astrophysik, Germany
04/2004-05/2004, Visiting Scientist, Academic Sinica, Institute of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Taipei
05/2005-06/2005, Visiting Scientist, Dept. of Physics, Purdue University, USA
02/2011-05/2011, Senior Visiting Fellow, Dept. of Astronomy/Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, USA

Professional Memberships and Services

2011-, Member of Quasars and AGN Science Working Group of ngCFHT
2010-, Vice President of Beijing Astronomical Society
2010-, Member of LAMOST Scientific Committee and LAMOST Extragalactic Survey Team(LEGAS)
2002-2010, Member of the Standing Council of Chinese Astronomical Society; Director of the Space Astronomy & High Energy Astrophysics Committee
2000-, Referee of ApJ,PASJ,PASA,JApA,ChJAA,RAA,CPL,...
2003-, Member of International Astronomical Union (IAU)     

Astronomy & Astrophysics links

Some nice introductions of Neutron Stars , Black Holes, and Active Galactic Nuclei
Want to visit a black hole and read my article on it (in chinese)? Go with me!!