Department of Physics & Astronomy

Lifan Wang

Professor

Lifan Wang

Biography

My colleagues and I are endeavoring to build an astronomical observatory at Dome A, the highest point in Antarctica. We hope to set up a number of telescopes in the coming years to study the mysterious dark energy in the universe.My research interests include also spectropolarimetry observations of supernovae. The supernovae I study are so far away that even the largest telescopes in the world cannot resolve their shapes through direct imaging. Spectropolarimetry is a technique that enables geometric structures of supernovae to be studied.Most recently I am working on finding supernovae at redshifts above 4.