Bing Zhang (张冰)

Changjiang Visiting Chair Professor (长江讲座教授)
Research interests: 
high energy astrophysics, gamma-ray bursts and relativistic jets, black holes, neutron stars, fast radio bursts, multi-messenger astrophysics, gravitational waves and electromagnetic counterparts
Research Highlights: 

Prof. Zhang is a theoretical astrophysicist. His research focuses on understanding the underlying physics of the high energy universe, including systems containing black holes of  different scales and neutron stars of different species, relativistic jets launched from these systems as well as their interaction with the ambient medium. Most of his research papers are dedicated to understanding gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), the most luminous explosions in the universe, but his publications also cover a wide range of topics in astrophysics, including gamma-ray and radio pulsars, magnetars, active galactic nuclei, tidal disruption events, white dwarfs, neutrinos and cosmic ray physics, dark matter, strange quark stars, planetary collisions, etc. Besides GRBs, his recent research also focuses are fast radio bursts and electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational waves. Prof. Zhang has published more than 300 papers in refereed journals with more than 19000 citations. He is a Changjiang visiting chair professor at Peking University since 2012, and a fellow of American Physics Society since 2014.

 

张冰教授是理论天体物理学家。他的研究主要集中在理解宇宙高能现象背后的物理规律,研究对象涉及各种尺度的黑洞和各种品种的中子星,从这些系统中产生的相对论性喷流及其与周边介质的相互作用。他的大部分论文是关于宇宙中最明亮的爆发现象伽马射线暴,另外他发表的论文还涉及天体物理的许多其它方面,比如伽马射线和射电脉冲星,磁星,活动星系核,黑洞潮汐撕裂现象,白矮星,中微子和宇宙线天体物理,暗物质,奇异夸克星,行星碰撞等。除伽马暴外,他的近期研究重点还包括快速射电暴和引力波电磁对应体。张冰教授已发表300多篇论文,有19000多次引用。2012年聘任北京大学长江讲座教授,2014年入选美国物理学会会士。