Lecture: Gravitational Waves and Nature of Gravity

Time: 7:00 p.m. Sept 27

Venue: Auditorium, Yuquanlu campus, UCAS

Speaker: Wu Yueliang

About the Speaker:

Prof. Wu Yueliang, a well-known theoretical physicist and the member of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), is the Vice-President of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). 

He graduated from Nanjing University in 1982 and received his Ph.D. at the Institute of Theoretical Physics (ITP), CAS in 1987. From 1987 to1993, he joined the Dortmund University and the Mainz University in Germany. From 1993 to1996, he worked at the Carnegie-Mellon University and the Ohio-State University in USA. Since1996, he has joined the ITP-CAS as the associate professor and professor. During 1998-2003, he was the director of the High Energy Physics Division at the ITP-CAS. From 2003 to 2012, he served as the deputy Director and Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics, CAS. He served as the founding Director of State Key Laboratory of Theoretical Physics in 2011. He also serves as the Director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics China (KITPC) at the CAS since 2006.  He is the Chief Scientist of the national ‘973 Project' on “Theoretical and Pre-experimental Studies of Dark Matter and Dark Energy”.

His research area concerns elementary particle physics, quantum field theory, symmetry principle and cosmophysics. His research interests include: the charge conjugate and parity symmetry (CP) violation, gauge family symmetry and neutrino physics, new regularization and renormalization method in quantum field theories, dynamically generated spontaneous symmetry breaking of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) and quark confinement, chiral dynamical model and heavy quark effective field theory, left-right symmetric model and grand unification theory, the topological properties of non-abelian gauge theory, gravity-gauge duality, dark matter and dark energy models. He also initiated and organized a numerous of international and national conferences and workshops, some of them become the series conference. He has been invited to serve as the editorial board members of national and international journals.

His research works got support from the National Science Fund of China for Outstanding Young Scientists. He was rewarded as the Distinguished Scholar conferred by the Ministry of Sciences and Technology, Ministry of Education, etc, of P.R. China. His work won the State Natural Science Award of China.