Name:     Haiguang Xu     
  Job Title:      Professor  
  Job Type:     Faculty  
  Telephone Number:     021-34202972  
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Research Interests:

X-ray imaging spectroscopic study of galaxies, galaxy groups, and galaxy clusters;

Dark matter distributions;

First generation objects in the universe and cosmic reionization;

Low-frequency radio experiment and observation


Biographical Sketch:

Professor Xu received his Ph.D. degree in Physics in 1998 at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, after he finished his thesis work on X-ray study of galaxy clusters at the University of Tokyo, Japan, as a government exchange student supported by the Monbusho Scholarship. From 2000 to 2001 he worked as a post- doctorial research scientist at Columbia University, USA, and led a high quality X-ray spectroscopic study of the early-type galaxy NGC 4636. His research field covers multi-band study of galaxies and galaxy clusters, low frequency radio experiment and observation of cosmic reionization era and first generation celestial objects, and atomic astrophysics.


Selected Publications:

1.       Gu, L., Xu, H., Gu, J., Kawaharada, M., Nakazawa, K., Qin, Z., Wang, J., Wang, Y., Zhang, Z., & Makishima, K. Two-phase ICM in the Central Region of the Rich Cluster of Galaxies A1795: A Joint Chandra, XMM-Newton, and Suzaku View 2012, ApJ, 749, 186


2.       Wang, J., Xu, H., Gu, J., An, T., Cui, H., Li, J., Zhang, Z., Zheng, Q., & Wu, X.-P. How to Identify and Separate Bright Galaxy Clusters from the Low-frequency Radio Sky 2010, ApJ, 723, 620-633


3.       Wang, Y., Xu, H., Gu, L., Gu, J., Qin, Z., Wang, J., Zhang, Z., & Wu, X.-P. A Joint Chandra and XMM-Newton View of Abell 3158: Massive Off-Centre Cool Gas Clump As A Robust Diagnostic of Merger Stage 2010, MNRAS, 403, 1909-1918


4.       Zhang, Z., Xu, H., Wang, Y., An, T., Xu, Y., & Wu X.-P. Probing the Mass Distributions in NGC 1407 and Its Associated Group with the X-ray Imaging Spectroscopic and Optical Photometric and Line-strength Indices Data 2007, ApJ, 656, 805-817


5.       Xu, Y., Xu, H., Zhang, Z., Kundu, A., Wang, Y., & Wu, X.-P. Chandra Study of X-Ray Point Sources in the Early-Type Galaxy NGC 4552 (M89) 2005, ApJ 631, 809-819


6.       Xu, H., Kahn, S. M., Peterson, J. R., Behar, E., Paerels, F. B. S., Mushotzky, R. F., Jernigan, J. G., Brinkman, A. C., & Makishima, K. High-Resolution Observations of the Elliptical Galaxy NGC 4636 with the Reflection Grating Spectrometer on board XMM-Newton 2002, ApJ, 579, 600-606


7.       Xu, H., Jin, G., & Wu, X.-P. The Mass-Temperature Relation of 22 Nearby Clusters 2001, ApJ, 553, 78-83


8.       Zhang, S., Cui, W., Chen, W., Yao, Y., Zhang, X., Sun, X., Wu, X., & Xu, H. Three-Layered Atmospheric Structure in Accretion Disks around Stellar-Mass Black Holes 2000, Science, 287, 1239-1241


9.       Xu, H., Makishima, K., Fukazawa, Y., Ikebe, Y., Kikuchi, K., Ohashi, T., & Tamura, T. Discovery of the Central Excess Brightness in Hard X-Rays in the Cluster of Galaxies Abell 1795 1998, ApJ, 500, 738-749


10.   Xu, H., Zhang, S., Chen, J., & You, J. Calculations on the Structure and the Simultaneous Transition Probabilities of Fe+24 And Fe+25, 1995, ApJ, 441, 443