Qiang ZHAO (Prof. Dr. of Physics), Institute of High Energy Physics
Telephone: 88236578
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Address: Theoretical Physics Division, IHEP
Postcode: 100049

Research Areas

Hadron Physics, Medium-high Energy Physics, QCD Phenomenology


1992, Bachelor's Degree of Science (B.S.), Nuclear Physics, Peking University, P.R. China
1995, Master's Degree of Science (M.S.), Theoretical Nuclear Physics, Peking University, P.R. China
1998, Doctor's Degree of Science (Ph.D.), Theoretical Physics, Peking University, P.R. China

Honors & Distinctions

• 2007, Hu Jimin Nuclear Education and Scientific Research Award, Chinese Nuclear Physics Society
• 2004, EPSRC Advance Research Fellowship, United Kingdom



Recent Research Publications:

1.           M.-C. Du and Q. Zhao, Comprehensive study of light axial vector mesons with the presence of triangle singularity, Phys. Rev. D 104, no.3, 036008 (2021) doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.104.036008, [arXiv:2103.16861 [hep-ph]].

2.           V. V. Abramov et al., Possible Studies at the First Stage of the NICA Collider Operation with Polarized and Unpolarized Proton and Deuteron Beams, Physics of Particles and Nuclei, (2021) Vol. 52, No. 6, pp. 1044 - 1119.

3.           Y. Cheng and Q. Zhao, Hadronic loop effects on the radiative decays of the first radial excitations of $\eta$ and $\eta'$, [arXiv:2106.12483 [hep-ph]].

4.           F.-X. Liu, M.-S. Liu, X.-H. Zhong and Q. Zhao, Higher mass spectra of the fully-charmed and fully-bottom tetraquarks, [arXiv:2110.09052 [hep-ph]]

5.           C. Gong, M.-C. Du, B. Zhou, Q. Zhao, and X.-H. Zhong, Nature of X(6900) and its production mechanism at LHCb, Phys. Lett. B 824, 136794 (2022) [arXiv:2011.11374 [hep-ph]].

6.           M.-C. Du, Q. Wang and Q. Zhao, The nature of charged charmonium-like states $Z_c(3900)$ and its strange partner $Z_{cs}(3982)$, [arXiv:2011.09225 [hep-ph]].

7.           F.-X. Liu, M.-S. Liu, X.-H. Zhong and Q. Zhao, Fully-strange tetraquark $ss\bar{s}\bar{s}$ spectrum and possible experimental evidence, Phys. Rev. D 103, 016016 (2021),  [arXiv:2008.01372 [hep-ph]]

8.           P.-Y. Niu, J.-M. Richard, Q. Wang and Q. Zhao, Hyperon Weak Radiative Decay, Chin. Phys. C 45, no.1, 013101 (2021) doi:10.1088/1674-1137/abc067 [arXiv:2007.09621 [hep-ph]].

9.           M.-S. liu, F.-X. Liu, X.-H. Zhong and Q. Zhao, Full-heavy tetraquark states and their evidences in the LHCb di-$J/\psi$ spectrum, [arXiv:2006.11952 [hep-ph]].

10.       P.-Y. Niu, J.-M. Richard, Q. Wang and Q. Zhao, Hadronic weak decays of $\Lambda_c$ in the quark model, Phys. Rev. D 102, no.7, 073005 (2020); doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.102.073005, [arXiv:2003.09323 [hep-ph]].

11.       Q. Zhao, Threshold Phenomena and Signals for Exotic Hadrons, Nucl. Phys. Rev. 37, no.3, 260-271 (2020) doi:10.11804/NuclPhysRev.37.2019CNPC78

12.       P.-Y. Niu, B. Zhou and Q. Zhao, The mass splitting among the isospin multiplets of light vector mesons, arXiv:1908.05003 [hep-ph].

13.       X.-H. Liu, G. Li, J.-J. Xie and Q. Zhao, Visible narrow cusp structure in $\Lambda_c\to p K^-\pi^+$ enhanced by triangle singularity, Phys. Rev. D 100, 054006 (2019), [arXiv:1906.07942 [hep-ph]].

14.       M.-C. Du and Q. Zhao, Internal particle width effects on the triangle singularity mechanism in the study of the $\eta(1405)$ and $\eta(1475)$ puzzle, Phys. Rev. D  100, no. 3, 036005 (2019), [arXiv:1905.04207 [hep-ph]].

15.       M.-S. Liu, Q.-F. Lü, X.-H. Zhong and Q. Zhao, All-heavy tetraquarks, Phys. Rev. D 100, no. 1, 016006 (2019), [arXiv:1901.02564 [hep-ph]].

16.       Q. Zhao, Some insights into the newly observed $Z_c(4100)$ in $B^0\to \eta_c K^+ \pi^-$ by LHCb, arXiv:1811.05357 [hep-ph].

17.       W. Qin, Q. Zhao and X. H. Zhong, Revisiting the pseudoscalar meson and glueball mixing and key issues in the search for a pseudoscalar glueball state, Phys. Rev. D 97, no. 9, 096002 (2018), [arXiv:1712.02550 [hep-ph]].

18.       L.C. Gui, L.S. Lu, Q.F. Lü, X.H. Zhong and Q. Zhao, Strong decays of higher charmonium states into open-charm meson pairs, Phys. Rev. D 98, no. 1, 016010 (2018), [arXiv:1801.08791 [hep-ph]].

19.       Z. Cao and Q. Zhao, The impact of $S$-wave thresholds $D_{s1}\bar{D}_{s}+c.c.$ and $D_{s0}\bar{D}^*_{s}+c.c.$ on vector charmonium spectrum, Phys. Rev. D 99, 014016 (2019), arXiv: 1711.07309[hep-ph].

20.       K.L. Wang, Y.X. Yao, X.H. Zhong and Q. Zhao, Strong and radiative decays of the low-lying $S$- and $P$-wave singly heavy baryons, Phys. Rev. D 96, no. 11, 116016 (2017), [arXiv:1709.04268 [hep-ph]].

21.       S.R. Xue, H.J. Jing, F.K. Guo and Q. Zhao, Disentangling the role of the $Y(4260)$ in $e^+e^-\to D^*\bar{D}^*$ and $D_s^*\bar{D}_s^*$ via line shape studies, Phys. Lett. B 779, 402 (2018), arXiv:1708.06961 [hep-ph]

22.       F.K. Guo, C. Hanhart, U. G. Meißner, Q. Wang, Q. Zhao and B.S. Zou, Hadronic molecules, Rev. Mod. Phys. 90, no. 1, 015004 (2018), arXiv:1705.00141 [hep-ph].

23.       K.L. Wang, L.Y. Xiao, X.H. Zhong and Q. Zhao, Understanding the newly observed $\Omega_c$ states through their decays, Phys. Rev. D 95 (2017) no.11, 116010, arXiv:1703.09130 [hep-ph].

24.       M. Cleven and Q. Zhao, Cross section line shape of $e^+e^-\to\chi_{c0}\omega$ around the $Y(4260)$ mass region, Phys. Lett. B 768, 52 (2017),  arXiv:1611.04408 [hep-ph].

25.       X.H. Liu, M. Oka and Q. Zhao, Searching for Detectable Effects Resulted by Triangle Singularity Mechanism, JPS Conf. Proc.  17, 112002 (2017).

26.       Z. Cao, M. Cleven, Q. Wang and Q. Zhao, Open Charm Contributions to the E1 Transitions of psi(3686) and psi(3770)  to gamma chi _{cJ}, JPS Conf. Proc. 13, 020034 (2017).

27.       W. Qin, S.R. Xue and Q. Zhao, Probing Y(4260) as the \bar{D}D_{1} + c.c.  Hadronic Molecule State in e+e− Annihilations, JPS Conf. Proc. 13, 020022 (2017).

28.       Q. Zhao, Threshold and Kinematic Effects for the Exotic Resonance-Like Structures, JPS Conf. Proc. 13, 010008 (2017).

29.       Q. Zhao, Does quark have internal structures? Chin. Sci. Bull., 2017, doi: 10.1360/N972017-00464

30.       Q. Zhao, The excitement and Challenging issues Concerning the Discovery of Heavy Pentaquark Candidates with Hidden Charm, AAPPS Bull. 26, no. 4, 8 (2016).

31.       Z. Cao, M. Cleven, Q. Wang and Q. Zhao, Open charm contributions to the E1 transitions of $\psi(3686)$ and $\psi(3770)\to \gamma\chi_{cJ}$, Eur.  Phys.  J.  C 76, no. 11, 601 (2016); [arXiv:1608.07947 [hep-ph]].

32.       W. Qin, S. R. Xue and Q. Zhao, Production of $Y(4260)$ as a hadronic molecule state of $\bar{D}D_1 +c.c.$ in $e^+e^-$ annihilations, Phys. Rev. D 94, no. 5, 054035 (2016), doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.054035, [arXiv:1605.02407 [hep-ph]].

33.       J.-M. Richard, Q. Wang and Q. Zhao, Understanding the shortened lifetime of hypertriton [3][\Lambda]{H}, arXiv:1604.04208 [nucl-th].

34.       W. Wang and Q. Zhao, Decipher the short-distance component of $X(3872)$ in $B_c$ decays, Phys. Lett. B755, 261-264 (2016); arXiv:1512.03123 [hep-ph].

35.       X.D. Guo, S.R. Xue, H.W. Ke, X.Q. Li and Q. Zhao, Study of the rare decay $J/\psi\rightarrow e^+e^- \phi$, Chin. Phys. C 40, 073104 (2016); arXiv:1512.04149 [hep-ph].

36.       X.H. Liu, Q. Wang and Q. Zhao, The role of anomalous triangle singularity in the understanding of the recently observed heavy pentaquark candidates Pc+(4380) and Pc+(4450), AIP Conf. Proc.  1735, 060004 (2016).

37.       M. Cleven, F.-K. Guo, C. Hanhart, Q. Wang and Q. Zhao, The nature of near-threshold XYZ states, JPS Conf. Proc. 10, 010017 (2016); arXiv:1510.00854 [hep-ph].

38.       Q. Wang, X.-H. Liu, and Q. Zhao, Photoproduction of hidden charm pentaquark states $P_c^+(4380)$ and $P_c^+(4450)$, Phys. Rev. D 92, 034022 (2015); [arXiv:1508.00339 [hep-ph]].

39.       X.-H. Liu, Q. Wang, and Q. Zhao, Understanding the newly observed heavy pentaquark candidates, Phys. Lett. B 757, 231-236 (2016); arXiv:1507.05359 [hep-ph].

40.       X.-H. Liu, M. Oka and Q. Zhao, Searching for observable effects induced by anomalous triangle singularities, Phys. Lett. B 753, 297 (2016); arXiv:1507.01674 [hep-ph].

Research Interests

Hadron Spectroscopy; Hadron Production and Decays; Exotic Hadrons; QCD Phenomenology


Recent Presentations and Invited Talks at International Conferences:

1.     *Q. Zhao, Recent progress on light pseudoscalar and axial vector meson spectra, Workshop on Hadron Structure at High-Energy, High-Luminosity Facilities, Oct. 25-27, 2021, Nanjing

2.     *Q. Zhao, Theory aspects of the XYZ states, Conference on Flavor Physics and CP Violation, Fudan University, June 7-11, 2021

3.     *Q. Zhao, Production of the neutral hyper-nucleus  at SPD NICA, Physics Programme for the First Stage of the NICA SPD Experiment (Russia), Oct. 5-6, 2020.

4.     *Q. Zhao, Theory Considerations for a Fully Charmed Tetraquark, Snowmass Hadron Spectroscopy Topical Meeting: Heavy-Quark Exotic Hadrons (USA), Sept. 16, 2020.

5.     *Q. Zhao, Jigsaw puzzles in hadron physics, Frontier of QCD: Opportunities and Challenges, Nov. 09-10, 2019, Peking University

6.     *Q. Zhao, 阈值效应与奇特强子态寻找, 第十七届全国核物理大会暨第十三届会员代表大会,2019.10.8-12,武汉

7.     Q. Zhao, Candidates for QCD exotics and threshold phenomena,中国物理学会  2019年秋季学术会议, 2019.9.19-22,郑州

8.     *Q. Zhao, Theoretical aspects about XYZ and Pc exotic candidates, 18th International Conference on Hadron Spectroscopy and Structure (HADRON2019), Guilin, Aug. 16-21, 2019.

9.     *Q. Zhao, The updated status of the pseudoscalar glueball studies, International Workshop on e+e- Collisions from Phi to Psi, Novosibirsk, Feb. 25- Mar. 1, 2019.

10.  *Q. Zhao, Production of exotic hadrons in photo and electroproduction, The spectroscopy program at EIC and future accelerators, ECT*, Trento, Dec. 19-21, 2018

11.  *Q. Zhao, Triangle singularity and threshold phenomena – a long story about the pseudoscalar glueball, The International Workshop on Partial Wave Analyses and Advanced Tools for Hadron Physics, July 16-20, 2018, Beijing

12.  *Q. Zhao, The pseudoscalar glueball puzzle, The 22nd International Conference on Few-Body Problems in Physics, July 9-13, 2018, Caen, France

13.  *Q. Zhao, Recent progress on the nature of threshold states, Invited plenary talk at International Workshop on Hadron and Nuclear Physics 2017, Dec. 18-22, 2017, RIKEN, Japan.

14.  *Q. Zhao, Where to find exotics? Invited plenary talk at The 11th APCTP-BLTP JINR-PINP NRC KI-SPbSU Joint Workshop ”Modern Problems in Nuclear and Elementary Particle Physics”, July 24-29, 2017, St. Petersburg, Russia.

15.  *Q. Zhao, The lifetime puzzle of hypertriton , 10th Workshop of the FCPPL , March 27-30, 2017, Tsinghua University.

16.  *Q. Zhao, The lifetime puzzle of hypertriton , Invited plenary talk at International Workshop on Strangeness Nuclear Physics, March 12-14, 2017, Japan.

17.  *Q. Zhao, Invited speaker at Sympo. on Advances in Effective Field Theories – in celebration of Meitner Prize awarded to Prof. U.-G. Meissner, Nov. 7-9, 2016, Juelich, Germany.

18.  *赵强,强子物理研究进展综述,16届全国核物理大会邀请报告,2016.10.19-23.,成都

19.  *Q. Zhao, Invited plenary talk at 4th Sino-Thai Symposium on High Energy Physics, Astrophysics and Beyond, July 3-8, 2016, Chiangmai, Thailand.

20.  *Q. Zhao, “Theoretical review of exotic hadrons and threshold phenomena”, The 14th International Conference on Meson-Nucleon Physics and the structure of the Nucleon (MENU 2016), July 25-30, 2016, Kyoto, Japan.

21.  *Q. Zhao, “(I) Quark model for hadrons”, “(II) Electromagnetic (EM) and strong interactions of baryons in NRCQM, quark model selection rules and symmetry breakings”, “(III) Special threshold phenomena”, Hadron School, Rajamangala Univ. of Technology Isan, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, Feb. 29- April 4, 2016

22.  *Q. Zhao, The nature of heavy pentaquark candidates and their production mechanism, Hadron Physics in Extreme Conditions at J-PARC, Jan. 18-20, 2016,  JAEA, Japan



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