Prof. Dr. Xin-Nian Wang


Academic positionFull Professor
Research fieldsNuclear Physics,Theoretical Physics
KeywordsQuark-gluon plasma, Heavy-ion collisions, Relativistic hydrodynamics, Quantum chromodynamics, Jet physics
Honours and awards

2024: Alexander von Humboldt Research Award

2008: Distinguished Alumni of Shandong University

2003: Polish Ministry of National Education Award for Outstanding Team Research (Shared)

2002: Fellow of the American Physical Society

Current contact address

CountryPeople's Republic of China
InstitutionCentral China Normal University
InstituteNuclear Science Division

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Dirk RischkeInstitut für Theoretische Physik, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main
Start of initial sponsorship01/07/2024


2024Humboldt Research Award Programme

Nominator's project description

Professor Wang is an international authority in the field of heavy-ion physics. He has made important contributions to understanding the properties of the quark-gluon plasma, a novel phase of nuclear matter which can be created in heavy-ion collisions. Professor Wang has studied the attenuation of fast particles in such matter, enabling ‘tomographical’ studies of its properties. During his stay in Germany, he intends to study the polarization of particles in heavy-ion collisions, which constitutes a new class of observables for the quark-gluon plasma.