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Xin Liu

Assistant Professor of Astronomy

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  • Astronomical surveys and data mining
  • Optical and near-infrared observations
  • Origin and cosmic evolution of galaxies and black holes

Research Description

My research focuses on black holes that are commonly found at the hearts of galaxies across the universe. The goal is to understand their origins, growth, how they have affected the evolution of galaxies, and how to use them as astrophysical probes for fundamental physics.


  • Ph.D. in Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, 2010
  • B.S. in Physics, Tsinghua University, 2004