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Name:
Li Cheng
Position:
Professor

Phone:
021-34775353
Fax:
021-64384618
E-mail:
leech@shao.ac.cn
Personal Website:
http://mppg.shao.ac.cn/leech/
Postal Code:
200030
Mailing Address:
80 Nandan Road, Shanghai
Resume:

LI Cheng was born 1978 in Hubei Province, P.R. China. He completed his studies at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) with a Bachelor of Science in 2000 and received a PhD in Astrophysics from the Center for Astrophysics (CfA) at USTC in 2006. After that he was a joint postdoctorial fellow between SHAO and Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA), Garching, Germany. He left the MPA in September 2010, moving to Shanghai to start his current position as a research professor at SHAO since October 1, 2010. He has been leading the Max-Planck Institute Partner Group at SHAO since Jan. 2011.  

  Dr. Li has been focusing his research on understanding the physical link between galaxies and dark matter halos, through statistically measuring the spatial and velocity distributions of different types of galaxies and comparing his observational results with predictions of current semi-analytic models of galaxy formation and halo occupation distribution models. He is currently involved in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey-IV project, serving as the Lead Scientist at SHAO for the science collaborations between SHAO and the SDSS-IV. His main interest with SDSS-IV is a better understanding of the star formation quenching processes occurring in local galaxies, expected to be archived based on the 2D maps of recent star formation histories being observed by the SDSS-IV/MaNGA survey.  

  Dr. Li is supported by the 100-talent program of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the Shanghai Pujiang program of the Shanghai government, and the National Science Grant for Outstanding Young Scientists of the National Natural Science Foundation (NSFC). 

Selected Publications: 

  1.          Li, Cheng, Jing, Y. P., Faltenbacher, A., and Wang, Jie (2013) "The Detection of the Large-scale Alignment of Massive Galaxies at z ~ 0.6", The Astrophysical Journal,  770,  L12 

  2.          Li, Cheng, Wang, Lixin, and Jing, Y. P. (2013) "Stellar Mass Versus Stellar Velocity Dispersion: Which is Better for Linking Galaxies to Their Dark Matter Halos?", The Astrophysical Journal,  762,  L7 

  3.          Li, Cheng, Jing, Y. P., Mao, Shude, Han, Jiaxin, Peng, Qiuying, Yang, Xiaohu, Mo, H. J., and van den Bosch, Frank (2012) "Internal Kinematics of Groups of Galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 7", The Astrophysical Journal,  758,  50 

  4.          Li, Cheng, Kauffmann, Guinevere, Fu, Jian, Wang, Jing, Catinella, Barbara, Fabello, Silvia, Schiminovich, David, and Zhang, Wei (2012) "The clustering of galaxies as a function of their photometrically estimated atomic gas content", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 424, 1471-1482  

  5.          Li, Cheng, White, Simon D. M., Chen, Yanmei, Coil, Alison L., Davis, Marc, De Lucia, Gabriella, Guo, Qi, Jing, Y. P., Kauffmann, Guinevere, Willmer, Christopher N. A., and Zhang, Wei (2012) "Autocorrelations of stellar light and mass at z˜ 0 and ˜1: from SDSS to DEEP2", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,  419, 1557-1565  

  6.          Li, Cheng and White, Simon D. M. (2010) "Autocorrelations of stellar light and mass in the low-redshift Universe", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,  407,  515-519  

  7.          Li, Cheng and White, Simon D. M. (2009) "The distribution of stellar mass in the low-redshift Universe", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,  398,  2177-2187  

  8.          Li, Cheng, Gadotti, Dimitri A., Mao, Shude, and Kauffmann, Guinevere (2009) "The clustering of barred galaxies in the local Universe", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,  397,  726-732  

  9.          Li, Cheng, Kauffmann, Guinevere, Heckman, Timothy M., White, Simon D. M., and Jing, Y. P. (2008) "Interactions, star formation and AGN activity", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,  385,  1915-1922  

  10.      Li, Cheng, Kauffmann, Guinevere, Heckman, Timothy M., Jing, Y. P., and White, Simon D. M. (2008) "Interaction-induced star formation in a complete sample of 105 nearby star-forming galaxies", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,  385,  1903-1914  

  11.      Li, Cheng, Jing, Y. P., Kauffmann, Guinevere, Börner, Gerhard, Kang, Xi, and Wang, Lan (2007) "Luminosity dependence of the spatial and velocity distributions of galaxies: semi-analytic models versus the Sloan Digital Sky Survey", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,  376,  984-996  

  12.      Li, Cheng, Kauffmann, Guinevere, Wang, Lan, White, Simon D. M., Heckman, Timothy M., and Jing, Y. P. (2006) "The clustering of narrow-line AGN in the local Universe", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,  373,  457-468  

  13.      Li, Cheng, Jing, Y. P., Kauffmann, Guinevere, Börner, Gerhard, White, Simon D. M., and Cheng, F. Z. (2006) "The dependence of the pairwise velocity dispersion on galaxy properties", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,  368,  37-47  

  14.      Li, Cheng, Kauffmann, Guinevere, Jing, Y. P., White, Simon D. M., Börner, Gerhard, and Cheng, F. Z. (2006) "The dependence of clustering on galaxy properties", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,  368,  21-36  

  15.      Li, Cheng, Wang, Ting-Gui, Zhou, Hong-Yan, Dong, Xiao-Bo, and Cheng, Fu-Zhen (2005) "Empirical Modeling of the Stellar Spectrum of Galaxies", The Astronomical Journal,  129,  669-681  


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