I am interested in the formation of the large scale structure in our Universe, and the underlying physical rules. Theoretically, my research focuses on understanding the properties of dark matter, dark energy, cosmic microwave background, galaxies, clusters, cosmic reionization, etc.. Observationally, we use the gravitational lensing effect to directly probe the density distribution of our Universe, and to test the theory of gravity on the cosmic scales.
I grew up in Shanghai, China. I got my B.S. in Physics from Fudan University in 2000, and Ph.D. in Physics from Columbia University in 2006. I was a TAC postdoctoral fellow in UC Berkeley from 2006 to 2009, and a TCC postdoctoral fellow of Texas Cosmology Center (UT Austin) from 2009 to 2012. I joined the faculty of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2012.
1. Measuring the Reduced Shear, Jun Zhang, 2011, JCAP, 11, 041, arXiv: 1002.3614
2. Cosmic Shears Should Not Be Measured In Conventional Ways, Jun Zhang, Eiichiro Komatsu, 2011, MNRAS, 414, 1047, arXiv: 1002.3615
3. How to Grow a Healthy Merger Tree, Jun Zhang, Onsi Fakhouri, Chung-Pei Ma, 2008, MNRAS, 389, 1521, arXiv: 0805.1230
4. Conditional Mass Functions and Merger Rates of Dark Matter Haloes in the Ellipsoidal Collapse Model, Jun Zhang, Chung-Pei Ma, Onsi Fakhouri, 2008, MNRAS, 387, 13, arXiv: 0801.3459
5. Measuring the Cosmic Shear in Fourier Space, Jun Zhang, 2008, MNRAS, 383, 113, astro-ph/0612146
6. A Linear Perturbation Theory of Inhomogeneous Reionization, Jun Zhang, Lam Hui, Zoltan Haiman, 2007, MNRAS, 375, 324, astro-ph/0607628
7. On Random Walks with a General Moving Barrier, Jun Zhang, Lam Hui, 2006, ApJ, 641, 641, astro-ph/0508384
8. Isolating Geometry in Weak Lensing Measurements, Jun Zhang, Lam Hui, Albert Stebbins, 2005, ApJ, 635, 806, astro-ph/0312348