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Zhang, XinMin


Xinmin Zhang, male, born in 1959, Ph.D. in 1991 from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Maryland and Iowa State University from 1991 to 1996. The Chinese Academy of Sciences "Hundred Talents" award in 1997. The NSFC "Outstanding Youth" award in 1999. The "New Century Talent Project National Candidate” in 2004. A “second highest level” professor rating in 2004 .
Areas of Research: Particle physics and Cosmology.
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For many years he has been engaged in particle physics and cosmology theory. Before returning to work in China his achievements include: together with Roberto Peccei he constructed the world’s first chiral Lagrangian for anomalous top quark couplings with non-linearly realized electroweak gauge symmetry; with Rabi Mohapatra he studied the electroweak baryogenesis and leptogenesis in Left-Right symmetric model. Since returning China he has focused on particle cosmology. In 1999-2000 he proposed the non-thermal mechanism of WIMP dark matter production and warm WIMP model. In 2003 he proposed a neutrino dark energy model predicting neutrino mass varying. In 2004, he proposed a new scenario of dark energy, dubbed Quintom. His theory predicts the equation of state of the dark energy to cross over the cosmological constant boundary during the evolution and it opens up a new field to the dark energy study. This paper has been selected among the topcited articles from 2005-2009 in 2009 by SPIRES-HEP, received so far citation of 687 times and also won the “Thomson Scientific Research Fronts Award 2008”. In 2010, the <<Physics Reports>> published paper reviewing on Quintom cosmology.  In 2002, he constructed a model which describes the cosmic acceleration and baryogenesis in a unified way and predicts the cosmological CPT violation.  In 2005-2006 his group used the cosmic microwave background radiation polarization data to test CPT symmetry and was the first group to do the data analysis on this topic.  The American Physical Society journal <<Physical Review Focus>> published a special report on this study. 
 He has so far published more than 160 papers with a total of more than 7,000 citations. He has 17 articles cited more than 100 times. He has so far trained 17 doctoral and postdoctoral fellows, including two “national youth Thousand Talents” recipients and six others hired as professors or associate professors by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and other units.

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