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CHU Ming Chung 朱明中

CHU Ming Chung / Choh-Ming Li Professor of Physics

PHONE: (852) 3943 6364
OFFICE: Room 106, 1/F, Science Centre North Block


  • PhD, California Institute of Technology, 1987
  • BSc, California Institute of Technology, 1983

Current Position

  • Choh-Ming Li Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Research Field

  • Astrophysics, Cosmology
  • Nuclear/Particle Physics
  • Theoretical and Computational physics

Research Interest

  • Dark Matter Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation
  • Neutrino Oscillations (Daya Bay and Aberdeen Tunnel experiments)
  • Experimental Particle Physics (Link to ATLAS, CERN)

Honours and Awards

  • Choh-Ming Li Professor of Physics (2022), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Science (2014, 2019), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Fellow, Physical Society of Hong Kong (2019)
  • Fellow, American Physical Society (2018)
  • Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (2016)
  • Lecturer of the Year, Physical Society of Hong Kong (2013)
  • Outstanding Referee Award, Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2013)
  • University Education Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2012)
  • Exemplary Teaching Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2001, 2007, 2008)
  • Vice-Chancellor Exemplary Teaching Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2000)
  • Li Ming Scholarship for Academic Achievement, Caltech (1985)
  • George Green Prize for Creative Scholarship, Caltech (1983)
  • Academic Prize, Chinese Science and Engineering Society (1982)

Major Research Grants

  • Area of Excellence Grant (19-27): Probing the Fundamental Structure of Matter with High Energy Particle Collisions
  • General Research Fund (18-20): Accretion-Induced Collapse of Hybrid White Dwarfs
  • Collaborative Research Grant (15-18): A Tier-2 Computing Center for Fundamental Physics
  • Collaborative Research Grant (14-17): Searching for New Physics with the Large Hadron Collider
  • General Research Fund (14-17): Constraining Spatial Variations of the Fine Structure Constant and Reionization using Cosmic Microwave Background Data
  • Collaborative Research Grant (11-14): High Precision Measurement of Neutrino Oscillation at Daya Bay
  • Earmarked Grant (11-13): Constraining Sterile Neutrino Properties by Cosmological and Astrophysical Data
  • Central Allocation Grant (08-11): Research and Development for the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment
  • Earmarked Grant (08-10): Constraining Alternative Gravity Theories with Cosmological Observables
  • Earmarked Grant (07-09): Studying Cosmic Muons in Aberdeen Tunnel
  • Earmarked Grant (06-08): Neutrino Oscillation Study at the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Plant
  • Earmarked Grant (04-06): Entanglement Production in Interacting Massive Two-particle Systems
  • Earmarked Grant (03-05): Probing the Early Universe with Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropies
  • Earmarked Grant (01-03): Dynamics of a Driven Bose-Einstein Condensate: Coherent Structures and Control
  • Earmarked Grant (97-00): General Relativistic Astrophysics: Coalescences of Neutron Star Binaries
  • Earmarked Grant (96-98): Theoretical and Computational Study of Sonoluminescence

Selected Publications