Yingjie Peng

Research Associate
Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Year Joined Homerton: 
Research Interests: 
  • observational cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution
  • Ph.D. in Physics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • MCSE (Microsoft Certified System Engineer), certified since 2001
  • MCDBA (Microsoft Certified Database Administrator), certified since 2001


2015        Royal Astronomical Society Research Fellowship, UK (declined)

2013        High-level Innovative Talents in Chengdu, China

2012        ETH Medal and Prize, Switzerland

2012        Nominated by Prof. John Mather (Nobel laureate in Physics) to participate the 62nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting and selected by Prof. George F. Smoot (Nobel laureate in Physics) to present my research in his Science Master Class.

2012        Chinese Government Award and Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. Students Abroad

2009 - 2012  SSAA (Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy) Travel Grants Award each year

2012        IAU (International Astronomical Union) Grant Award for the IAU XXVIII General Assembly

2005 - 2007  Erasmus Mundus Fellowship, European Commission

2004 - 2005  Japanese Government Scholarship

2003        the Best Ten Outstanding Undergraduate Students of Beijing Normal University, China


Press Release and Interview

2015.05  My research (Nature 521, 192, 2015) is featured on the cover of Nature magazine’s May 14, 2015 edition, with a broad press coverage of more than 100 press releases in major media, including Nature, Science, BBC (headline story in the Science section), Daily Mail etc.

2014.01  News in Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge (KICC)

2013.10  Interviewed and reported by Nature (Nature News Feature: Nature 502, 291, 2013)

2012.11  News in Cavendish Laboratory homepage and magazine, University of Cambridge


89 publications, more than 5000 citations, h-index: 35

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