Xiangdong Ji, Ph.D.
Chair Professor, Institute of Natural Sciences
Professor Ji is a Chair Professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the director of particle and nuclear institute. He got his Ph.D. in physics from Drexel University, and had post-doctorial positions at California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He was a junior faculty at MIT from 1991 to 1996. Since 1996, he has been on the faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park and been the chairman of Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics.
Xiangdong Ji is a distinguished expert of the Thousand Talents Plan (since 2009) and Changjiang chair professor (since 2005). He is an American Physical Society fellow (since 2000) and a recipient of the 2003 oversea outstanding young Chinese scientist award from the National Science Foundation of China. He was the winner of the 2014 Humboldt Research Award, German; 2015 Jefferson Outstanding Nuclear Physicist Award, US; APS’ 2016 Herman Feshbach Prize in Theoretical Nuclear Physics.
Xiangdong Ji is the executive council member of Chinese Society of High Energy Physics, vice-chief editor of Science China, editor board member of National Science Review, council member of American Electron-Ion Collider (EIC). He has been a member of the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC), a member of the Jefferson Lab Program Advisory Committee (PAC), a member of the Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics Selected Committee. He had been one of the editors of the European Physical Journal A (Particle and Nuclear Physics), a member of the advisory committee of the Institute for Nuclear Theory, and the chairman of the Gordon Research Conferences (Nuclear Physics 1999).
Xiangdong Ji is an expert on theories and experiments of nuclear and high energy physics. He had many contributions on nuclear physics, proton and neutron’s structure, and QCD. He found generalized parton distribution functions (GPDs), which can be accessed through deeply virtual Compton scattering. It has been proved by experiment. He proposed Ji’s sum rule which links the generalized parton distribution functions (GPDs) to the angular momentum contributions of quarks and gluons. He formulated large momentum effective theory on lattice to study the parton. At present, Prof. Ji is focusing on dark matter search experiments and theoretical researches on new physics beyond standard model.
Xiangdong Ji published more than 140 papers. 26 of them are published on the Physical review letters. His papers have been cited more than 13000 times. The most cited one has been cited more than 1400 times (from INSIPRE database).
Dark matter, Neutrino Masses and Mixings, Leptogenesis, Quantum Chromodynamics and Physics of Strong Interactions