G. X. Peng, Prof. of Physics 
ORCiD ID0000-0002-4010-4539 /
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Address:19A Yuquan Rd, Shijinshan District, Beijing, China
Division: College of Nuclear Sciece and Technology
Reseach group: UCAS nuclear

Research Areas

Nuclear Physics, Theoretical Physics


I graduated from the physics department of Central China Normal University with the first bachelor's degree in 1987. I got the second bachelor of eduacation at Central China University of Science and Technology in 1991. After that I was a lecturer of physics at Shiyan University until August 1993. I came to the Physics Department of Nankai University as a graduate student in September 1993. In 1998, I completed the doctoral dissertation entitled "Strange quark matter and quark condensates", and was awarded the doctor's degree of sciences.


Present          :  UCAS and IHEP
Mar'08-Aug'10: NSFC
Apr-Dec 2004: MIT-CTP, USA
Sep-Dec 2002: IN2P3-ISN, France
July'01-Aug'02: PUC, Chile
Mar-May 2001: INFN-LNS, Italy
July 98-          : IHEP
Sep'93-Jun'98: NKU

Selected Publications

  • G.X. Peng et al, Thermodynamics, strange quark matter, and strange stars, Phys. Rev. C 62 (2000) 025801 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.62.025801
  • G.X. Peng, Chiral condensates and size of the sigma term, Nucl. Phys. A 747 (2005) 75, MIT-CTP-3516.
  • G.X.Peng, Renormalization group dependence of the QCD coupling, Phys. Lett. B 634 (2006) 413. 
  • G.X.Peng, A.Li, U.Lombardo, Deconfinement phase transition in hybrid neutron stars from the Brueckner theory with three-body forces and a quark model with chiral mass scaling, Phys. Rev. C 77 (2008) 065807.
  • C.J.Xia, G.X.Peng et al, Thermodynamic consistency, quark mass scaling, and properties of strange matter, Phys. Rev. D 89 (2014) 105027. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.89.105027
  • J.F.Xu, G.X.Peng, F. Liu, D.F. Hou, L.W. Chen, Strange matter and strange stars in a thermodynamically self-consistent perturbation model with running coupling and running strange quark mass. Phys. Rev. D 92 (2015) 025025. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.92.025025
  • M. Ruggieri, G.X.Peng. Quark matter in a parallel electric and magnetic field background: Chiral phase transition and equilibration of chiral density. Phys. Rev. D 93 (2016) 094021. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.93.094021
  • C.J. Xia, G.X. Peng, E.G. Zhao, S.G. Zhou, Properties of strange quark matter objects with two types of surface treatments, Phys. Rev. D 93: 085025. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.93.08502
  • With J.F. Xu et al. Quark matter in the perturbation QCD model with a rapidly convergent matching-invariant running coupling. Int.J.Mod.Phys. E26 (2017) no.06, 1750034 
  • with M. Ruggieri et al. Photons production from the early stages of relativistic heavy ion collisions. Nucl. Part. Phys. Proc. 289-290 (2017) 205-208.
  • With J.F.Xu et al. Bulk viscosity of strange quark matter in an enhanced perturbative QCD model. Phys.Rev. D96 (2017) no.6, 063016.With M. Ruggier et al. Evolution of pressures and correlations in the Glasma produced in high energy nuclear collisions. Phys. Rev. D 97 (2018) no.7, 076004 
  • With M. Ruggier et al. Evolution of pressures and correlations in the Glasma produced in high energy nuclear collisions. Phys. Rev. D 97 (2018) no.7, 076004
  • With C.J.Xia et al. Interface effects of strange quark matter with density dependent quark masses. Phys. Rev. D 98 (2018) no.3, 034031
  • With J.F.Xu et alStrange quark mass effect on the structure of hybrid stars. Int. J. Mod. Phys. E 27 (2018) no.01, 185000

Research Interests

strangeness physics, quark models, chiral condensates, QGD phase transition, nucleus-nucleus interactions at medium-high energies, properties of hadrons in medium at finite temperatures and densities, medium effect on nuclear equation of state, quark deconfinement,  hadron physics and spin physics, QCD and string, gauge theory, astrophysics, quantum gravity and neutrinos, new physics, etc.


已指导学生 Graduated

M. Ruggieri, Internatonal postdoc

陈曰德  02  19120 
常谦  02  19121 
陈世武  01  19121 
唐欢欢  02  19120 
夏铖君  01  19120 
高利  01  19120 
崔帅帅  02  19121 
徐建峰  01  19120 
侯佳荀  02  19120 
彭程  02  19121 
陆振烟  01  19120 
周凯  02  63366  

现指导学生 Present

宋秋成  01  19120 
李晓巍  02  63366 
张世朋  01  19120 
陈怀民  02  19120 
张  昱  01   19120 

王爱超 01  19120

刘鹿蒙 01 19120

Scientfic activity

In the early morning of 5 Oct. 2004, Professor Frank Wilczek of MIT was informed by phone from Stockholm of Sweden that he won the 2004 Nobel Prize in physics, together with David J. Gross of California University at Santa Barbara, and H. David Politzer of the California Institute of Technology. A press conference was immediately held at MIT in the morning, and a celebration reception was organized by the Department of Physics and the Center for Theoretical Physics in the afternoon. The former has been well reported by the media while the later is comparatively not so well-known to the public. Being a visiting scientist at the MIT-CTP, I was lucky to participate in the reception. The pictures here record this great moment of the scientific community. If you would like to have a look, please visit the web pages


Science Foundation

1. Properties of quark matter and mechnism of QCD phase transition (Grant No. 11135011)

Quark matter is a new form of matter predicted by QCD. It can either exist in the inner part of compact stars, or be created in heavy ion collisions. In this project, we study the structure of compact stars (neutron stars, quark stars etc.) to explore the properties of quark matter at lower temperature. At the same time, we study the detail process of heavy ion collisions to understand the properties of quark matter at high temperature (quark-gluon plasma). Then we investigate the full structure of QCD, and link them to several frontiers in modern nuclear physics, such as chiral condensates, deconfinement phase transition, multi-quark states, color superconductivity, and nuclear symmetry energy etc. to further understand the mechanism of QCD phase transition. Theoretically we develop quark-confinement models, establish more efficient parton-dynamics models for heavy ion collisions, explore applications of AdS/CFT in quark matter-related areas; experimentally, we search for the signature of QCD phase transition and critical regions. We limit model parameters by using data from both astronomical observations and heavy-ion experiments to make our theoretical results in better agreement with experiments. We hope to push forward the study of both compact stars and heavy-ion physics, and deepen the understanding of the law of strong interactions and the new forms of matter.

2. QCD phase structure and properties of pulsars (No. 11875052)

Pulsars are an ideal laboratory to study the form and properties of strongly interacting matter due to the high inner density and rich astronomical observational data. This project investigates the phase structure of strongly interacting matter, including the matter from, phase boundaries, and critical points of the phase diagram in the temperature-density-isospin space, and the application to structure and properties of pulsars. Specially, we concentrate on the frontier problems in modern nuclear physics relevant to quark matter, such as the constituent-matter form, mass-radius relation, macroscopic properties of millisecond massive pulsars, deconfinement and chiral restoration phase transitions, the formation and evolution of quark-gluon plasma in high-energy heavy-ion collisions, and the production possibility and detection signals of strangelets in the isentropic process etc. We expect to deepen the investigation of strongly interacting matter and the knowledge of new-form mater.