ZHENG, Yangheng
Professor in Physics
Associate Dean of School of Physical Sciences  
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Mailing address:Yuquan Road 19A, Shijingshan District, Beijing, China 

Research Areas

Experimental Particle Physics (BEPC/BESIII, CERN/LHC/LHCb)

Detctor R&D in particle and nuclear physics


Ph. D., Experimental High Energy Physics
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI - Granted 05/2002
M. S., Experimental High Energy Physics
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI - Granted 12/1997 
B. S., Applied Physics
University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China - Granted 7/1995


Work Experience

02/2007 to present: Professor – University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
(07/2007 to presnet: Member of BESIII collaboration;06/2018 to present: Full member of LHCb collaboration) 

07/2003 to 02/2007: Postdoctoral Fellow/Postgraduate Researcher – University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Member of CMS collaboration / CDF collaboration
05/2002 to 06/2003: Postdoctoral Fellow – University of Hawaii at Manoa. Honolulu, HI
Member of Belle collaboration 


"Measurements of absolute hadronic branching fractions of Lambda_c+ baryon ", Phys.Rev.Lett. 116 (2016) 5, 052001
"Measurement of the absolute branching fraction for Λc+ to Λ e+ nu_e ", Phys.Rev.Lett. 115 (2015) 22, 221805
Measurement of branching fractions of Ds+ to etap X and Ds+ to etap rho+ in e+e- to Ds+Ds-", Physics Letters B 750, 466 (2015)
"Observation of a new neutral structure near the DD* mass threshold in e+e- to (DD*)^0\pi^0 at sqrt{s} = 4.23 and 4.26 GeV", Phys.Rev.Lett. 115 (2015) 22, 222002
"Observation of a neutral charmoniumlike state Zc(4025)^0 in e+e- to (D*D*)^0 pi0" , Phys.Rev.Lett. 115 (2015) 18, 182002
“Measurement of the D →K-π+ strong phase difference in ψ(3770) →D0D0bar”,Physics Letters B 734 (2014) 227-233
 “Study of the eciency of event start time determination at BESIII”,Chinese Physics C 38 (2014) 016201
“Observation of a Charged Charmoniumlike Structure in e+e- → (D*D*bar)π at sqrt(s)=4.26GeV”,PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 112 (2014) 132001
 “Evidence for eta_c to gamma gamma and measurement of J/psi to 3 gamma”,PHYSICAL REVIEW D 87 (2013) 032003
 “Evidence for the Direct Two-Photon Transition from psi(3686) to J/psi”,PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 109 (2012) 172002
 “Observation of Chi_cJ decays to  Lambda Lambda_bar pi pi”,PHYSICAL REVIEW D 86 (2012) 052004
“Data Quality Monitoring Framework for the BESIII Experiment”, Chinese Physics C36(1) (2012) 62 
“Quantum Efficiency Measurement of CsI Photocatodes using Synchrotron Radiation at BSRF”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A664 (2012) 310 
“Discrete contribution to psi’ -> J/psi +2 gamma”, PHYSICAL REVIEW D83, 054028 (2011) 
“Study of the THGEM detector with a reflective CsI photocathode”, Chinese Phys. C35(4) (2011) 363 
“The performance of thinner-THGEM”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A659 (2011) 237. 
“DJpsiFDC: An event generator for the process gg ->J/psi J/psi at LHC”, Chinese Physics C35(3) (2011) 209 
“EtabFDC: An ηb event generator in hadroproduction at LHC”, Computer Physics Communications 180 (2009) 61-68 
“A simulation study on the measurement of D0D0bar mixing parameter y at BESIII” Chinese Physics C,32(2008) 945-951 
“Measurement of the mixing rate with partial Reconstruction”, Phys. Rev. D67 (2003) 092004. 
“A detailed Monte Carlo simulation for the Belle TOF system”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A491 (2002) 54-68. 
“The BELLE TOF System”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A453 (2000) 315-320. 
“Measurement of the mass and full width of the eta_c Meson”, Phys. Rev. D62 (2000) 072001. 
“Performance test of a double-layer TOF scintillation counter”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A437 (1999) 206-211. 

Research Interests

Thick-GEM Detector/Elecronics R&D
Searching the exotic paricles
Mixing and CP violation in neutral meson decays.

Charm Baryon decays.

Solar neutrino, Geoneotrino search


07/2007 to present BEPCII/BESIII collaboration
06/2015 to present LHC/LHCb collaboration