Professor Taotao Fang
Galaxy formation and evolution; Observational extragalactic astronomy; Large scale structure
Education and Employment
I obtained my bachelor's degree from Wuhan University, master's degree from the University of Science and Technology of China, and Ph.D from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Between 2002 and 2006 I was a postdoc at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California at Berkeley. I was also a Chandra Fellow (now Einstein Fellow) at UC Berkeley. I was a principal research scientist at the University of California at Irvine, and I joined the faculty of Xiamen University in 2011.
- The Science Advisory Committee (SAC), Thirty Meter Telescope, China co-chair
- Time allocation committee, Chandra X-ray Telescope
- 2003, NASA, Chandra fellow (now Einstein Fellow)
- 2015, NSFC, National Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar
- NASA, 2010, "X-ray Discovery Points to Location of Missing Matter"
- NASA, 2002, "Chandra Discovers 'Rivers Of Gravity' That Define Cosmic Landscape"
I teach three courses every year. In fall semester I teach one graduate course ("Observational Astrophysics"), and in spring semester I teach one undergraduate course ("Observational Astrophysics"), and one graduate course ("Galaxy and Cosmology").
- Email: fangt [at] xmu.edu.cn
- Physics Building 539, Haiyun Campus, Xiamen University