Professor Taotao Fang

Research interests:

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.


Professional Experience

  • The Science Advisory Committee (SAC), Thirty Meter Telescope, China co-chair
  • Time allocation committee, Chandra X-ray Telescope




Press Release



  • My referred publications in ADS.
  • My publications in ARXIV.



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]
  • Physics Building 539, Haiyun Campus, Xiamen University