Dr Jiachen Jiang

Jiachen Jiang is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge since 2022. He received his BSc in Physics in 2016 at the Department of Physics, Fudan University. During his undergraduate study, he was also a visiting exchange student at the University of British Columbia in 2014. He completed his PhD in Astronomy at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge in 2019. During his PhD years, he was also a student member of Wolfson College at Cambridge and worked as a committee member of the Wolfson College Student Association. He moved back to China at the end of 2019 and worked at the Department of Astronomy, Tsinghua University as the Tsinghua Astrophysics Outstanding Fellow and the Tsinghua Shuimu Scholar.

Jiachen Jiang’s research focuses on X-ray observations of accreting black holes, including stellar-mass black holes in binary systems and supermassive black holes in the center of galaxies. He is interested in the accretion processes around these light-gobbling monsters in our Universe and the extreme environment just outside their event horizons.