Education and Positions

Jan 2020 - Dec. 2022:  Troesh Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology & The Carnegie Observatories (Pasadena) (collaborators: Phil Hopkins, Andrew Benson)
Oct 2016 - Dec 2019: PBC fellow, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (faculty host: Avishai Dekel)
Sep 2010 - Jul 2016: PhD in astrophysics, Yale University (advisor: Frank van den Bosch)
Sep 2006 - Jul 2010: Bachelor of Science, Nanjing University (Kuang Yaming Honors School, advisor: Qiusheng Gu, Zongyun Li)

Honors and Awards

  • Caltech Troesh Postdoctoral Scholar (2020-2022)

  • Hebrew University Rosenblem Prize for Good Research in Astrophysics (2018)

  • Yale University Brouwer Prize for Outstanding PhD thesis (2018)

  • Israel Planning and Budgeting Committee (PBC) fellowship (2017-2019)

  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Graduate Students Abroad (2015)

  • Nanjing University Pan Xueping Scholarship (2009)

  • Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program Award (2008)


  • Dekel A., Ginzburg O., Jiang F., Freundlich J., Lapiner S., Ceverino D., Primack J.R., 2019, in prep.: A Universal Mass Threshold for Galactic Gas Disks 

  • Jiang F., Dekel A., Freundlich J., Tacchella S. et al., 2019, in prep.: Relationship between star-formation burstiness and ultra-diffuse galaxies

  • Lin L., Faber S. M., Koo D. C., Salim S., Dutton A. A., Fang J. J., Jiang F., Lee C. T. et al., MNRAS (arXiv:1910.10947): The SFR-radius connection: data and implications for wind strength and halo concentration [link]

  • Dekel A.,  Kartick S., Jiang F., Bournaud F., Krumholz M., 2019, MNRAS, 488, 4753: The global star-formation law by supernova feedback [link]

  • Freundlich J., Dekel A., Jiang F. et al. 2018, MNRAS (arXiv:1907.11726): Analytic model of dark matter cusp-core transformation [link]

  • Jiang F., Dekel A., Freundlich J., Dutton A., Macciò A., et al., 2019, MNRAS, 487, 5272: Formation of ultra diffuse galaxies in the field and in galaxy groups [link]

  • Jiang F., Dekel A., Kneller O., Lapiner S., Ceverino D., Primack J., Faber S., et al. 2019, MNRAS, 488, 4801: Is the dark-matter halo spin a predictor of galaxy spin and size? [link]

  • Campbell D., van den Bosch F., C.; Padmanabhan N., Mao Y., Zentner A. R., Lange J. U., Jiang F., Villarreal A, 2018, MNRAS, 477, 359: The galaxy clustering crisis in abundance matching [link]

  • Jiang F. & van den Bosch F.C., 2017, MNRAS, 472, 657:  Statistics of Dark Matter Substructure: III. Halo-to-Halo Variance [link]

  • Natarajan P., Chadayammuri U., Jauzac M., Richard J., Kneib J.-P., Ebeling H., Jiang F., van den Bosch F.C., et al., 2017, MNRAS, 468,1962: Mapping substructure in the HST Frontier Fields cluster lenses and in cosmological simulations [link]

  • van den Bosch F.C., Jiang F., Campbell D., Behroozi P., 2016, MNRAS, 455, 158: On the Segregation of Dark Matter Substructure [link]

  • Jiang F. & van den Bosch F.C., 2015, MNRAS, 453, 3575: Comprehensive Assessment of the Too-Big-to-Fail Problem [link]

  • van den Bosch F.C. & Jiang F., 2016, MNRAS, 458, 2870: Statistics of Dark Matter Substructure: II. Comparison of Model with Simulation Results [link]

  • Jiang F. & van den Bosch F.C., 2016, MNRAS, 458, 2848: Statistics of Dark Matter Substructure: I. Model and Universal Fitting Functions [link]

  • van den Bosch F.C., Jiang F., Hearin A.P., Campbell D., Padmanabhan N., Watson D.F., 2014, MNRAS, 445, 1713: Coming of age in the dark sector: how dark matter halos grow their gravitational potential wells [link]

  • Jiang F. & van den Bosch F.C., 2014, MNRAS, 440, 193: Generating merger trees for dark matter halos: a comparison of methods [link]

  • Jiang F., van Dokkum P., Bezanson R., Franx M., 2012, ApJL, 749, L10: A Nearby Analog of z 2 Compact Quiescent Galaxies with a Rotating Disk [link]

  • Jiang F., Huang S., Gu Q., 2011, RAA, 11, 309: Surface photometry and radial color gradients of nearby luminous early-type galaxies in SDSS Stripe 82 [link]


  • 10/30/2019 Galaxy Formation Seminar, Purple Mountain Observatory, Nanjing, China (Invited Talk)

  • 10/23/2019 Galaxy Angular Momentum Alignment, TD Lee Institute, Shanghai, China (Invited Talk)

  • 06/28/2019 Feedback2019, Spetses, Greece

  • 06/25/2019 Feedback2019, Spetses, Greece

  • 06/13/2019 Seminar, IAP, Paris

  • ??/??/2019 Colloquium, Tel Aviv Uiversity (Invited Talk)

  • ??/??/2019 Seminar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • ??/??/2019 Seminar, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

  • ??/??/2019 Workshop, Dali, China (Invited Talk)

  • 10/24/2018 CANDELS meeting, UMass

  • 10/12/2018 Galaxy Formation Seminar, CCA, Flatiron Institute

  • 10/092018 ITC Seminar, Harvard

  • 08/15/2018 Lorentz Center, Leiden (Invited Talk)

  • 08/06/2018 Workshop, Santa Cruz

  • ??/??/2018 Seminar, Ben Gurion University (Invited Talk)

  • 01/03/2018 Seminar, Technion (Invited Talk)

  • 05/18/2017 Workshop, Santa Barbara

  • 08/10/2016 Workshop, Santa Cruz

  • 04/05/2016 Workshop, Lorentz Center, Leiden

  • 09/24/2015 Seminar, Brown

  • 06/01/2014 Computational astrophysics group meeting, National Astronomical Observatories, China

  • 05/29/2014, Seminar, Purple Mountain Observatory, China

  • 05/23/2014 Workshop, Xi'an

  • 06/06/2012 Seminar, Nanjing University