I am currently a third year PhD student in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), working with Prof. Alexie Leauthaud and Prof. Sandra Faber on the galaxy formation and observational cosmology. My research interests focus on the co-evolution between galaxy and dark matter, and the link between galaxy structure and the quenching process. My PhD thesis will focus on building a new medium-band imaging survey "Merian Survey" which we will use 62 nights on the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) to build a sample of 100,000 dwarf galaxies at z~0.1 for weak lensing. We have already started the Merian observation in Mar. 2021 and expect to complete the survey observations by 2022.
I was born in Beijing, China. I became a stargazer and started to enjoy amateur astronomical observation and astrophotography since 2009. Although I have been using professional large telescopes (e.g., Blanco-4meter and Keck-10meter) for several years, I still maintain my personal interest in astrophotography with my small telescopes (I own a 5-inch APO refractor and a 6-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector). I use my Canon 5D Mark III and Fuji X-T3 for photography in my spare time. On the left is a short video of the Milky Way that I took at Panoche Hills in California. And all the photographs on this website are taken by myself. You can find more photographs here.