Zhang, Jun 

affiliation: International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Asia-Pacific)


Research Areas

gravitation, gravitational effective field theory, gravitational waves


Ph.D. Tufts University, 2011 - 2016

M.Sc. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2008 - 2011

B.Sc.  Nanjing University, 2004 -2008


Work Experience

Associate Professor, International Centre for Thoeretical Physics (Asia-Pacific), 2022 - present

Postdoc, Imperial College London, 2018 - 2021

Postdoc, York University, 2016 - 2018

Recent Publications

(1) Causality Constraints on Gravitational Effective Field Theories, Physical Review Letters, 2022
(2) Destabilization of Black Holes and Stars by Generalized Proca Fields, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 2021
(3) Square Peg in a Circular Hole: Choosing the Right Ansatz for Isolated Black Holes in Generic Gravitational Theories, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 2021 
(4) First Constraints on Nuclear Coupling of Axionlike Particles from the Binary Neutron Star Gravitational Wave Event GW170817, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 2021
(5) Dynamic signatures of black hole binaries with superradiant clouds, PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 2020
(6) Black hole gravitational waves in the effective field theory of gravity, PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 2020