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Department of Physics,National Taiwan University

Faculty(by Directory)

Jiun-Huei Proty Wu

Name   吳俊輝
 Jiun-Huei Proty Wu
Title   Professor 
Education   Ph.D. University of Cambridge (1999)
Office   808 (Astro-Math Building, NTU )
Tel   02-3366-8629




  • Professor of Cosmology, Department of Physics & Institute of Astrophysics, NTU
  • Associate Dean, College of Science, NTU
  • Joint Researcher, Institute of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Academia Sinica
  • PIRE Advisory Board - Black Holes (EHT), NSF
  • Taiwan Chair/Lead & Chief Coach, NASA Hackathon (NASA Space Apps Challenge)
  • Founding Director, International Companions for Learning (ICL), Ministry of Education 
  • National Committee, International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) 
  • Chief Instructor, Hsing-Yun Chorus, NTU 
  • Author & Editor, High-School Textbooks, Taiwan 

Past experience: 

  • Director, UK Office, Ministry of Science and Technology (Taiwan)
  • Deputy Vice President for International Affairs, NTU 
  • Adjunct Professor, National Cheng-Chi University 
  • Advisory Committee, Ministry of Science and Technology 
  • Review Committee, Ministry of Science and Technology 
  • Chief Editor, Physics Bimonthly (Taiwan Physics Society)
  • President, Alumni Society for University of Cambridge, Taiwan 
  • Committee, College Entrance Examination Center 
  • Committee, Golden-Bell Awards 
  • Project Scientist, AMiBA 
  • President, Society of Intel International Science and Education Fairs (Intel ISEF), Taiwan 
  • Speaker (2011) & co-curator (2012), TEDxTaipei 
  • KDI Fellow, U.C. Berkeley 
  • Long-Term Space Astronomer, NASA, USA 
  • Scientist, MAXIMA/MAXIPOL 
  • Scientist, Planck 
  • Visiting Professor, U.C. Berkeley 
  • Visiting Professor, UMN 
  • Visiting Scholar, Fermi Lab
My main interests lie in the theoretical and observational aspects of modern cosmology. This includes the study of Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), Loop Quantum Gravity, AI / machine learning, quantum cosmology, quantum computing, the large-scale structure of the universe, its formation, the topology of the universe, Cosmic Defects (such as monopoles, cosmic strings), Inflation, origin and evolution of the cosmos, and cosmological data analysis.
Selected Publications
  1. J.H.P. Wu et al., Tests for Gaussianity of the MAXIMA-1 CMB Map, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87 ,251303 (2001).
  2. A. H. Jaffe et al., Cosmology from Maxima-1, Boomerang and COBE/DMR CMB Observations, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86 , 3475 (2001).
  3. J. H. P. Wu et al., Asymmetric Beams in Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy Experiments, Astrophys. J. S. 132 , 1 (2001).
  4. S. Hanany et al., MAXIMA-1: A Measurement of the Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy on Angular Scales of 10-5°, Astrophys. J. Lett. 545 , 1, L5 (2000).
  5. P. P. Avelino, E. P. S. Shellard, J. H. P. Wu & B. Allen, Non-Gaussian Features of Linear Cosmic String Models, Astrophys. J. Lett. 507 , L101 (1998).
  6. P. P. Avelino, E. P. S. Shellard, J. H. P. Wu & B. Allen, Cosmic String-Seeded Structure Formation, Phys. Rev. Lett. 81 , 2008 (1998).