Zhizhong Xing, male, born in 1965, Ph. D. in 1993 from the Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Post-doc at the Physics Department of Munich University from 1993 to 1996 and from 1998 to 2001, and research associate at the Physics Department of Nagoya University from 1996 to 1998. A professor-level researcher at the Institute of High Energy Physics since 2001. Areas of Research: Theoretical Particle Physics. Achievement and Experience:
Zhizhong Xing has been working on neutrino physics and heavy flavor physics in the past two decades. He has published more than 160 research papers in important international journals of particle physics, and an English monograph entitled Neutrinos in Particle Physics, Astronomy and Cosmology (Springer-Verlag, 2011). The total citations of his papers are more 6000. In 1996 he and H. Fritzsch proposed the "democratic" lepton flavor mixing pattern, a pioneering work which predicted two large mixing angles and a small one. It challenged the traditional ideas that the structure of lepton flavor mixing should be similar to that of quark flavor mixing. In 2002 he himself proposed the "nearly tri-bimaximal" neutrino mixing pattern, leading to an active and important direction in the theoretical aspect of neutrino physics.
This work has been cited more than 410 times by the Nobel Prize winner T.D. Lee and other colleagues, and was awarded the Beijing Science and Technology Prize in 2010.In 2008 he was invited to give a plenary review talk on neutrino properties at the 34th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP08) in Philadelphia, USA.