My research field is stellar physics. Since 1996 I have been working in the field of photometry of pulsating variable stars of various types such as delta Scuti, SX Phoenicis, gammar Doradus, Subdwarf B, white dwarf, etc. In collaborating with several observational astrophysicists and groups from Spain, France, America etc., I have done a lots of photometry campaigns for the purpose of applying asteroseismic tools to probe the interior of stars. I even played a crucial role in detecting a Neptune-like extra-solar planet, which is identified through gravitational micro-lensing technique for the first time in the world. My interests actually are extended to be the observational studies of various kinds of short-time scale variability in stars. As of the end of year 2008, I have published 79 papers in international journals including MNRAS, AJ, A&A etc., of which 17 ‘SCI- papers’ were written by me as the first author, three of them are excellent papers recognized by our institute. My publication has been cited by other authors for more than 530 times, and the citation ‘SCI-papers’ without me in authors list amounted to 189 by that time. Several works were cited by the famous annual review, Astrophysics in 1999, 2000 & 2004, PASP. In 2008, I was assigned to be the vice chief of the National Astronomical Observatories – Guizhou University Center for Astronomy, and began to take an accociate position in the National Big Science Project FAST’s administration office.
Astronomical data reduction and analysis. statistical analysis and automated measurement for large sample spectral data, including spectral classification and identification; redshift measurement for galaxies and QSOs; stellar parameter measurement; data mining and searching for rare object etc. Other research interests are including automatically observation of telescopes, astronomical software development, and integration of computer and network, etc
Radio sky survey, Radio transient phenomena, Giant radio galaxies, Siting radio telescopes, and R&D on large radio telescopes, esp. SKA and FAST.
High energy astrophysics and general relativity; The evolution of neutron star spin and magnetic field, QPOs of neutron stars in binaries, Pulsar scintillation and its mechanism, white dwarf magnetic field and its QPO, gravitational field and spacetime properties and its application in astrophysical environment.
|Chenzhou Cui||Associate Professor||
Astronomical Data Center
Galactic Structure and Evolution
Method and Technology for Astronomical Instruments
Evolution of planetary atmospheres,
Habitability of planets,