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Physics and Astronomy

Division of Physics & Astronomy

 
 
Starry Sky

 

There are five research groups in the Division of Physics and Astronomy:

Astronomy and Astrophysics (AA) group

Experimental Condensed Matter and Material Science (ECMM) group

Theoretical and Computational Condensed Matter (TCCM) group

Atomic, Optical, and Quantum (AOQ) Physics group

Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics (ENP) group

 

Astronomy and Astrophysics (AA) group

Galaxy in dark universe

 

The group’s research focuses include high-energy astrophysics, late stage stellar evolution, observational cosmology, and planetary science (including the solar system).

 

Members in this group are:

Dr. L.X. Dai, Dr. M.H. Lee, Dr. J.J.L. Lim, Dr. C.Y. Ng, Prof. Q.A. Parker, Dr. P.M. Parkinson, Dr. M. Su

 

 

 

 

Experimental Condensed Matter and Material Science (ECMM) group

GaN:Co surface

 

The group's research focuses include electronics and optoelectronics of 2D materials, organic/inorganic nanocomposite optoelectronic devices, epitaxial thin films and surface properties of new quantum materials, defects and nanostructures in semiconductors, and semiconductor optics.

 

Members in this group are:

Prof. X.D. Cui, Dr. D.K. Ki, Prof. A.B. Djurisic, Dr. C.C. Ling, Prof. M.H. Xie, Prof. S.J. Xu

 

 Theoretical and Computational Condensed Matter (TCCM) group

Valley-spintronics in atomically thin 2D semiconductors

 

The group’s research focuses include topological matters, 2D materials, spintronics and valleytronics, nanoelectronics, and quantum many-body physics. It collaborates closely with the ECMM group. 

 

Members in this group are:

Dr. G. Chen, Dr. Z.Y. Meng, Prof. S.Q. Shen, Dr. C.J. Wang, Prof. J. Wang, Prof. Z.D. Wang (also in AOQ group), Prof. W. Yao

 

 

Atomic, Optical, and Quantum (AOQ) Physics group

 The group’s research focuses include theoretical study of strongly interacting Fermi gases, synthetic spin-orbit couplings in atomic gases, quantum cryptographic protocols, and implementation of quantum computation in cold atom and solid-state systems. We are also establishing experimental research in this area.

Members in this group are:

Prof. H.F. Chau, Prof. H.K. Lo, Dr. T.T. Luu, Prof. Z.D. Wang (also in TCCM group), Dr. S.Z. Zhang

 

 

Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics (ENP) group

The group was established as part of the Joint Consortium for Fundamental Physics founded in 2013 by three universities in Hong Kong and the research focuses include the study of nuclear shell structure evolution and nucleon correlations using facilities in Japan, the USA, and China, and on the ATLAS experiment at the LHC.

Members in this group are:

Dr. J.H.C. Lee, Dr. Y.J. Tu