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Department of Physics,National Taiwan University

Faculty(by Directory)

Pisin Chen

Name   陳丕燊
 Pisin Chen
Title  Distinguished Chair Professor
Education   Ph.D. in Physics, UCLA, 1984
Office   Chee-Chun Leung Cosmology Hall 8S1
Tel   02-3366-9864


  • Principal Investigator and Spokesperson, AnaBHEL (Analog Black Hole Evaporation via Lasers) Collaboration (2017-) 
  • Spokesperson of SLAC E-150 “Plasma Lens Experiment” that proved his prediction of the plasma self-focusing effect of electron and positron beams (2000); Selected by Physics Today as one of Top 50 Physics News in 2000 
  • Spokesperson of FLASH (Fluorescence in Air from Shower) Coll. (2002-2007) 
  • PI of the Taiwan team and Co-PI of the International ANITA (Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antennas) Collaboration (2007-) 
  • International Co-Spokesperson of ARA (Askaryan Radio Array) Coll. (2009-) 
  • PI of the Taiwan team of the UFFO (Ultra Fast Flash Observatory) Coll. (2009-) 
  • Group Leader, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (2000-2007) 
  • Contribution in raising more than US$30M private endowment to establish the NTU Leung Center for Cosmology and Particle Aastrophysics (LeCosPA) in 2007 and the successful completion of its dedicated 10000 m2 building, Chee-Chun Leung Cosmology Hall, in November 2017.
  • European Physical Society Hannes Alfven Prize (2023)
  • Laureate of Ile de France 2018 Blaise Pascal Chair (2018)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Tokyo (2015)
  • Visiting Professor, Ecole Polytechnique, France (2014) 
  • Special Recognition by ROC Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nongovernment Organization for Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment at South Pole (2012) 
  • Awardee (PI), NSC Vanguard Program (2011-2015 and 2015-2019) 
  • C.C. Leung University Chair Professor of Cosmology, NTU (since 2008) 
  • NTU Outstanding Research Award (2007) 
  • Y. T. Lee Distinguished Chair Professor, National Science Council (2007) 
  • Professor by Special Appointment, Ministry of Education, Taiwan (2006) 
  • 3rd Prize in Gravity Research Foundation Essay Competition Awards (2001) 
  • 4th Prize in Gravity Research Foundation Essay Competition Awards (1995) 
  • Fellow of American Physical Society (1994) 
  • J. J. Sakurai Memorial Fellowship Awardee (1983)
  • Theoretical cosmology, including the nature of dark matter and dark energy, inflation and cosmic evolution in early universe
  • Theoretical particle astrophysics, such as ultra high energy cosmic rays (UHECR) and cosmic neutrinos
  • Laboratory investigation of critical issues in high energy astrophysics and cosmology using high intensity particle and photon beams
  • Experimental detection of ultra high energy cosmic neutrinos
Selected Publications
  1. Acceleration of electrons by the interaction of a bunched electron beam with a plasma P. Chen, J. M. Dawson, R. Huff, T. Katsouleas,Phys. Rev. Lett. 54, 693 (1985).
  2. Generalized uncertainty principle and black hole remnants* R. J. Adler, P. Chen, D. I. Santiago,Gen. Rel. Grav. 33, 2101 (2001).*3rd Prize in Gravity Research Foundation Essay Competition, 2001.
  3. Observational constraints on the ultrahigh energy cosmic neutrino flux from the second flight of the ANITA experiment P. W. Gorham et al. [ANITA Coll.] Phys. Rev. D 82, 022004 (2010).
  4. New limits on the ultrahigh energy cosmic neutrino flux from the ANITA experiment P. Gorham et al. [ANITA Coll.] Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 051103 (2009).
  5. Gauge theory of gravity with de Sitter symmetry as a solution to the cosmological constant problem and the dark energy puzzle P. Chen Modern Physics Letters A 25, 2795 (2010).
  6. Design and initial performance of the Askaryan Radio Array prototype neutrino detector at the South Pole P. Allison et al. [ARA Coll.] Astroparticle Physics 35, 457 (2012).
  7. Black hole remnants and the information loss paradox P. Chen, Y. C. Ong, D.-h. Yeom Phys. Reports, 1-45 (2015).
  8. Spontaneous-scalarization-induced dark matter and variation of the gravitational constant P Chen, T Suyama, J Yokoyama Physical Review D 92, 124016 (2015).
  9. Naked Black Hole Firewalls  P. Chen*, Y. C. Ong, D. N. Page, M. Sasaki, D.-h. Yeom Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 161304 (2015).
  10. Accelerating Plasma Mirrors to Investigate Black Hole Information Loss Paradox* P. Chen, G. Mourou Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 045001 (2017).

*Selected by PRL Editors as “Editors’ Suggestion”.