Ning Zhou Associate Professor
  • Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • Experimental Particle Physics
  • 021-54740012
  • Room 642, No. 5 Science Building
  • nzhou@sjtu.edu.cn
  • B.S in 2003 from Nanjing University

  • PhD in 2010 from Columbia University

  • Postdoc, 2010 – 2015, University of California, Irvine

  • Assistant Professor, 2015 – 2017, Tsinghua University

  • Associate Professor, 2017 – 2022, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

  • Professor, 2023  – now, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

My focus is on the discovery of new physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics, especially the dark matter physics. 

I am working on the PandaX (the dark matter direct detection experiment at CJPL) and ATLAS (one of the experiments at CERN LHC), combining these two complementary approaches to scan the dark matter parameter space. Currently I serve as the Deputy Spokesperson of PandaX Collaboration. 

Being the level-2 leader of dual-phase xenon TPC system, I led my group to design and construct the 4-tonne scale TPC detector (PandaX-4T). The PandaX-4T TPC has been in operation at CJPL since 2020. Based on the high sensitive data, I am searching for various types of dark matter candidates, covering dark matter mass range from MeV to TeV. 

The next goal of PandaX Collaboration is to develop multi-ten-tonne scale xenon experiment, PandaX-xT. The detetor R&D is ongoing.

  • X. Ning et al. (PandaX) "Search for light dark matter from atmosphere in PandaX-4T", Phys. Rev. Lett. 131, 041001 (2023)

  • S. Li et al. (PandaX) "Search for light dark matter with ionization signals in the PandaX-4T experiment", Phys. Rev. Lett. 130, 261001 (2023)Editors' Suggestion

  • X. Ning et al. (PandaX) "Limits on the luminance of dark matter from xenon recoil data", Nature 618, 47-50 (2023)

  • L. Gu et al. (PandaX) "First search for the absorption of fermionic dark matter with the PandaX-4T experiment", Phys. Rev. Lett. 129, 161803 (2022)Editors' Suggestion

  • X. Cui et al. (PandaX) "A search for the cosmic ray boosted sub-GeV dark matter at the PandaX-II experiment", Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 171801 (2022)  Editors' Suggestion

  • Y. Meng et al. (PandaX) "Dark matter search results from the PandaX-4T commissioning run", Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 261802 (2021) Editors' Suggestion, ESI高被引

  • S.-F. Ge, J. Liu, Q. Yuan and N. Zhou, "Diurnal effect of subGeV dark matter boosted by cosmic rays", Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 091804 (2021) 

  • ATLAS Collaboration "Search for dark matter produced in association with a dark Higgs boson decaying into WW or ZZ in fully hadronical final states from sqrt(s)=13 TeV pp collisions recorded with the ATLAS detector", Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 121802 (2021) 

  • ATLAS Collaboration "Search for new resonances in mass distributions of jet pairs using 139 fb-1 of pp collisions at sqrt(s)=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector" JHEP 03 (2020) 145, ESI 高被引

  • J. Xia et al. (PandaX) "PandaX-II constraints on spin-dependent WIMP-nucleon effective interactions", Phys. Letts. B 792, 193-198 (2019)

  • ATLAS Collaboration "ATLAS b-jet identification performance and efficiency measurement with ttbar events in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=13 TeV", EPJC 79 (2019) 970

  • H. Zhang et al. (PandaX) "Dark matter direct search sensitivity of the PandaX-4T experiment", Sci. China-Phys. Mech. Astron. 62, 031011(2019), ESI高被引

  • ATLAS Collaboration "Search for dark matter in events with a hadronically decaying vector boson and missing transverse momentum in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector", JHEP 10 (2018) 180

  • ATLAS Collaboration "Search for new phenomena in dijet mass and angular distributions from pp collisions at sqrt(s)=13TeV with the ATLAS detector", PLB 754(2016) 302-322, ESI高被引

  • J. Abdallah et al. N. Zhou "Simplified models for dark matter and missing energy searches at the LHC", Phys. Dark Univ. 9-10 (2015) 8-23, ESI高被引

Best Paper Award of <Science China: Physics Mechanism & Astronomy>, "Dark matter direct search sensitivity of the PandaX-4T experiment"

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