Chengze Liu 

Title: Assistant Research Fellow
Phone: +86-21-5474-3176
Address: INPAC Building 403
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Area of Physics: Astrophysics

Research Interests:
(1) Galaxy formation and evolution
(2) Extragalactic globular cluster systems
(3) Ultra-compact dwarf galaxies
Biographical Sketch:
I obtained my doctor’s degree at the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and spent 2 years (2009-2011) at Peking University as a postdoc. I am currently an assistant professor in Institute of Nuclear, Particle, Astronomy and Cosmology. Much of my current work focuses on the globular cluster systems and ultra-compact dwarf galaxies (UCDs). I take part in an international project called Next Generation Virgo cluster Survey (NGVS), which is a large optical survey to obtain deep images of 104 square degrees in Virgo galaxy cluster area. I and my collaborators are searching and studying the globular clusters and UCDs using these extremely high quality images.
Selected Publications:
1、 Chengze Liu, Eric W. Peng, Andres Jordan, Laura Ferrarese, John P. Blakeslee, Patrick Cote, Simona Mei, “The ACS Fornax Cluster Survey. X. Color Gradients of Globular Cluster Systems in Early-Type Galaxies”, The Astrophysical Journal, 2011, 728, 116
2、 Fabrizio Arrigoni Battaia, Giuseppe Gavazzi, Michele Fumagalli, Alessandro Boselli, Samuel Boissier, Luca Cortese, Sebastien Heinis, Laura Ferrarese, Patrick Cote, Stephen Gwyn, Jean Charles Cuillandre, Andres Jordan, Chengze Liu, Eric Peng, Simona Mei, “Stripped gas as fuel for star formation: newly formed HII regions in the encounter between VCC1249 and M49”, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2012, 543, 112
3、 Laura Ferrarese, Patrick Cote, Jean-Charles Cuillandre, S.D.J. Gwyn, Eric W. Peng, Lauren A. MacArthur, Pierre-Alain Duc, A. Boselli, Simona Mei, Thomas Erben, Alan W. McConnachie, Patrick R. Durrell, J. Christopher Mihos, Andres Jordan, Ariane Lancon, Thomas H. Puzia, Eric Emsellem, Michael L. Balogh, John P. Blakeslee, Ludovic van Waerbeke, Raphael Gavazzi, Bernd Vollmer, J.J. Kavelaars, David Woods, Nicholas M. Ball, S. Boissier, Stephane Courteau, E. Ferriere, G. Gavazzi, Hendrik Hildebrandt, P. Hudelot, M. Huertas-Company, Chengze Liu, Dean McLaughlin, Y. Mellier, Martha Milkeraitis, David Schade, Chantal Balkowski, Frederic Bournaud, R.G. Carlberg, S.C. Chapman, Henk Hoekstra, Chien Peng, Marcin Sawicki, Luc Simard, James E. Taylor, R. Brent Tully, Wim van Drie, Christine D. Wilson, Todd Burdullis, Billy Mahoney, & Nadine Manset; “The Next Generation Virgo Cluster Survey (NGVS). I. Introduction to the Survey” , Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 2012, 200, 4
4、 Chengze Liu, Shiyin Shen, Zhengyi Shao , Ruixiang Chang, Jinliang Hou, Jun Yin, Dawei Yang, “The Color Gradients of Spiral Disks in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey”, Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2009, 9, 1119
5、 Chengze Liu, Zhengyi Shao, Shiyin Shen, Ruixiang Chang, “The research progress in the color gradients of spiral galaxies”, Progress in Astronomy, 2009, 27, 347
6、 Haibin Wu, Chengze Liu, Bo Zhang, Ruixiang Chang, “The color-magnitude relation of disk galaxies” , Chinese Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2007, 31, 236
7、 Huanan Li, Zhengyi Shao, Quanbao Xiao, Chengze Liu, “Color Gradients in the Disks of Late-type Spiral”, Progress in Astronomy, 2005, 23, 371