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The PhD student Siyao Xu(徐思遥) of the Department of Astronomy （DoA）, School of Physics, has been awarded the 2017 Hubble Fellowship, which is funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Space Telescope Science Institute. As one of the most prestigious and competitive postdoctoral fellowship in astronomy, Hubble Fellowship Program provides a great opportunity for outstanding recent postdoctoral scientists to carry out independent research, aiming to explore the cosmic origins.
Under the supervision of her advisor Prof. Bing Zhang, Chang Jiang Visiting Chair Professor, Joint DoA-KIAA faculty, the PhD thesis of Siyao Xu centers around the fundamental physics of magnetohydrodynamic turbulence, and its application in a broad range of astrophysical problems related to the first stars and galaxies, cosmic rays, pulsars, and fast radio bursts. “I truly thank my advisor Prof. Zhang for his guidance on my research, and I very much appreciate our professors and other people working in the Department of Astronomy, KIAA, and the School of Physics for their help and support during my PhD study.” said Siyao Xu. As the incoming Hubble fellow, Siyao Xu will continue her theoretical research on the interstellar turbulence and try to contribute to our better understanding of the universe.