CAS Members
Lijun Gou

Positions
Professor
Academic title
Professor
Phone
010-64888708
E-mail
lgou@nao.cas.cn
Website(s)
http://smbh.bao.ac.cn/
Mailing Address
National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, A20 Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China,100012, 100012

Education and Career History
1998, BS, Nanjing University, Chinatown

2001, MS, Nanjing University, China

2007, PhD, Pennsylvania State University, USA

2007-2010, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA

2010-2012, Research Scientist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA

2012- present, Reseacher, National Astronomical Observatories, CAS (selected through the young thousand talent programs)

2012-present, Team leader of research group on stellar black holes, NAOC


Research Fields
Black hole physics and its properties (mass and spine), gamma-ray burst including its explosion mechanisms and afterglow evolution, high-energy astrophysics



Achievements
We made a first-ever precise measurement to the distance, mass, and spin for the black hole in Cyg X-1 system which is the first black hole prototype.
Using MCMC method, we did a multi-band and careful analysis to the afterglow of the first high-redshift Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB), GRB 050904, which is located at z=6.295, and compared its properties with the ones at low redshift.

Selected Publication
The Extreme Spin of the Black Hole in Cygnus X-1  L. Gou, J.McClintock, J. Reid Mark, J. Orosz, J. Steiner, R. Narayan, J. Xiang, R. Remillard, K. Arnaud, S. Davis, 2011, ApJ, 742, 85

The Mass of the Black Hole in Cygnus X-1 J. Orosz, J. McClintock, J. Aufdenberg, R. Remillard, M. Reid, R. Narayan, L. Gou,2011, ApJ, 742, 84

The Trigonometric Parallax of Cygnus X-1 M. Mark, J. McClintock, R. Ramesh, L. Gou, R. Remillard, J. Orosz,2011, ApJ, 742, 83

The Spin of the Black Hole in the Soft X-ray Transient A0620-00  L. Gou, J. McClintock, J. Steiner, R. Narayan, A. Cantrell, C. Bailyn, J. Orosz,2010, ApJ, 718, L122

Determination of the Spin of the Black Hole Primary in LMC X-1 L. Gou, J. McClintock, J. Liu, R. Narayan, J. Steiner, R. Remillard, J. Orosz, S. Davis, K. Ebisawa, E. Schlegel, 2009, ApJ, 701, 1076

Modeling GRB 050904: Autopsy of a Massive Stellar Explosion at z=6.29 L. Gou, D. Fox, P. Mészáros,2007, ApJ, 668, 1083

GLAST Prospects for Swift-Era Afterglows L. Gou, P. Mészáros,2007, ApJ, 668, 392

Detectability of Long Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglows from Very High Redshifts  L. Gou, P. Mészáros, T. Abel, B. Zhang,2004, ApJ, 604, 508
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