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Xingjiang Zhu

Dr Xingjiang Zhu

Research Associate
Academic Staff (Physics and Astrophysics)

Contact details
Academic Staff (Physics and Astrophysics)
The University of Western Australia (M013)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 4552
2011-2015 PhD in Physics, School of Physics, University of Western Australia (co-supervised at CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science)
2008-2011 MSc in Astrophysics, Department of Astronomy, Beijing Normal University
2004-2008 BSc in Astronomy, Department of Astronomy, Beijing Normal University
Key research
Astrophysical sources of gravitational waves, gravitational wave detection with pulsar timing arrays, gravitational wave astronomy - how gravitational waves can advance our understanding of the Universe
Selected Refereed Journal Articles
1. Zhu X.-J., Wen L., Xiong J., Xu Y., Wang Y., Mohanty S. D., Hobbs G., Manchester R. N., (2016), “Detection and localization of continuous gravitational waves with pulsar timing arrays: the role of pulsar terms” MNRAS, 461, 1317
2. Rosado P. A., Lasky P. D., Thrane E., Zhu X., Mandel I., Sesana A., (2016), “Detectability of Gravitational Waves from High-Redshift Binaries” Physical Review Letters, 116, 101102
3. Abbott B. P. et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration), (2016), “Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger” Physical Review Letters, 116, 061102
4. Abbott B. P. et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration), (2016), “Prospects for Observing and Localizing Gravitational-Wave Transients with Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo” Living Reviews in Relativity, 19, 1
5. Verbiest J. P. W., (90 authors), Zhu X.-J., (2016), “The International Pulsar Timing Array: First data release” MNRAS, 458, 1267
6. Madison D. R., Zhu X.-J., (24 authors), (2016), “Versatile directional searches for gravitational waves with Pulsar Timing Arrays” MNRAS, 455, 3662
7. Blair D., et al., (2015), “Gravitational wave astronomy: the current status” Science China Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy, 58, 120402 (arXiv:1509.06438)
8. Shannon R. M., (20 authors), Zhu X.-J., (2015), “Gravitational waves from binary supermassive black holes missing in pulsar observations” Science, 349, 1522
9. Zhu X.-J., Wen L., Hobbs G., (7 authors), (2015), “Detection and localization of single-source gravitational waves with pulsar timing arrays” MNRAS, 449, 1650
10. Wang J. B., (3 authors), Zhu X.-J., (15 authors), (2015,) “Searching for gravitational wave memory bursts with the Parkes Pulsar Timing Array” MNRAS, 446, 1657
11. Zhu X.-J., (18 authors), (2014), “An all-sky search for continuous gravitational waves in the Parkes Pulsar Timing Array data set” MNRAS, 444, 3709
12. Zhu X.-J., Howell E., Blair D., Zhu Z.-H., (2013), “On the gravitational wave background from compact binary coalescences in the band of ground-based interferometers” MNRAS, 431, 882
13. Zhu X.-J., Howell E., Regimbau T., Blair D., Zhu Z.-H., (2011), “Stochastic Gravitational Wave Background from Coalescing Binary Black Holes” ApJ, 739, 86
14. Zhu X.-J., Fan X.-L., Zhu Z.-H., (2011), “Stochastic Gravitational Wave Background from Neutron Star r-mode Instability Revisited” ApJ, 729, 59
15. Zhu X.-J., Howell E., Blair D., (2010), “Observational upper limits on the gravitational wave production of core collapse supernovae” MNRAS, 409, L132
English, Mandarin, Hakka Chinese
1. Parkes Pulsar Timing Array project, 2013 –
2. LIGO Scientific Collaboration, 2012 –
3. International Pulsar Timing Array, 2013 –
Honours and awards
1. Chinese Government Award for outstanding Students Abroad, 2015
2. Postgraduate Students Association Conference Travel Award, University of Western Australia, 2014
3. Scientific Mobility Program, Embassy of France in Australia, 2013
4. Third-Grade Award for Excellent Scientific Paper, Beijing Astronomical Society, 2011
5. University Postgraduate Award (International Students), University of Western Australia, 2011
6. Outstanding Graduate Award for postgraduate students, Beijing Normal University, 2011
7. National Scholarship, Beijing Normal University, 2007
8. University Alumni Scholarship, Beijing Normal University, 2006
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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