What is your position or role in the DESI project?
I am a senior scientist at the National Astronomical Observatories of China and the member of Institutional Board in the DESI collaboration.
Where were you born?
Loudi city, Hunan Province in the central south of China.
Where do you live now?
Beijing, the capital of China.
What do you as part of
I am the duty-PI of the Beijing-Arizona Sky Survey (BASS), which is one of the three components of DESI legacy imaging surveys. The imaging data are mainly used for the DESI target selections. From 2015 to 2019, I was devoted to the BASS survey and imaging validation. I am acting as a coordinator for the China Participation Group in the DESI collaboration. I have been deeply involved in the imaging, targeting and sciences about galactic physics and have been tracking the whole DESI progress.
What is the most interesting or exciting thing about DESI?
DESI is the most powerful instrument that can take 5000 spectra simultaneously in a single exposure. It can observe a great number of astronomical objects in a relative short time. There will be tens of millions of galaxies at different distances will be observed, which can be used for both cosmological and non-cosmological researches.
Any advice for an aspiring scientist?
Keep on learning and move forward.
What do you do for fun?
Traveling, sport, and hiking.