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Prof. Gongbo Zhao

Source: 李向华 Posted: Feb 06, 2023

Education and Career History


Ph.D., Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) 2007
M.S. in Physics, NanKai University 2004
B.S. in Physics, NanKai University 2001

Career History:

Professor of cosmology, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC), China 2012- present

Dennis Sciama Fellow, Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation University of Portsmouth, UK 2011-2012
Senior Research Associate, Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation University of Portsmouth, UK 2009-2011
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics Simon Fraser University, Canada 2007-2009

Research Fields


Dark energy

Modified gravity

large galaxy surveys


Gong-Bo Zhao is a world expert in science frontiers including dark energy and cosmological tests of gravity using large galaxy surveys. Using the BOSS galaxy survey, which was the largest galaxy survey in the world in the past 5 years, he found the hint of dynamics of dark energy, which is crucial for the study of dark energy. Since 2015, he has been a science working group lead for the eBOSS survey, which is the largest ongoing galaxy survey in the world. He is a core member of the PFS, DESI and Euclid surveys, which are the largest ongoing galaxy surveys in the world.

He has published over 100 refereed research papers in cosmology in world renowned journals including Nature Astronomy and Physical Review Letters, with a total citation over 7000, and an H-index of 42. He won a Royal Society Newton Advanced Fellowship (2016) due to his excellency in cosmological research.