Sijing Shen

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Phone +47-22856547
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 13 Svein Rosselands hus 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1029 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Galaxy formation and evolution; 
  • The circumgalactic and intergalactic medium; 
  • Hydrodynamische simulaties of structuurvorming; 
  • Feedback Processes from stars and supermassive black holes in galaxy evolution;
  • Galactic Chemical Evolution

For more information about my research, please visit my website here. 


Academic background

  • Ph.D. In Astrophysics, McMaster University, Canada, 2010 
  • M.Sc. In Astrophysics, McMaster University, Canada, 2006 
  • B.Sc. In Physics, Lanzhou University, China, 2003 


Previous positions 

  • Research Associate, University of Cambridge 2014 - 2016
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2010-2014
  • Research and Teaching Assistant, McMaster University, 2004-2010


  • Referee for APJ, APJL and MNRAS 
  • National Science Foundation (US) Grant review panelist
  • Science and Technology Facilities Council (UK) Dirac Resource Allocation Committee panelist  

Full CV can be found in my webpage here. 


Tags: Galaxy formation, Simulations, Feedback, Radiative processes, Intergalactic Medium, Cosmology, Galaxies


Full publication list can be found  here .


  • Capelo, Pedro R.; Dotti, Massimo; Volonteri, Marta; Mayer, Lucio; Bellovary, Jillian & Shen, Sijing (2017). A survey of dual active galactic nuclei in simulations of galaxy mergers: frequency and properties. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.  ISSN 0035-8711.  469(4), s 4437- 4454 . doi: 10.1093/mnras/stx1067
  • Chakrabarti, Sukanya; Chang, Philip; O'Shaughnessy, Richard; Brooks, Alyson M.; Shen, Sijing; Bellovary, Jillian; Gladysz, Wojciech & Belczynski, Chris (2017). The Contribution of Outer H I Disks to the Merging Binary Black Hole Population. Astrophysical Journal Letters.  ISSN 2041-8205.  850(1), s 1- 5 . doi: 10.3847/2041-8213/aa9655 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Cole, Andrew A.; Weisz, Daniel R.; Skillman, Evan D.; Leaman, Ryan; Williams, Benjamin F.; Dolphin, Andrew E.; Johnson, L. Clifton; McConnachie, Alan W.; Boylan-Kolchin, Michael; Dalcanton, Julianne; Governato, Fabio; Madau, Piero; Shen, Sijing & Vogelsberger, Mark (2017). DDO 216-A1: A Central Globular Cluster in a Low-luminosity Transition-type Galaxy. Astrophysical Journal.  ISSN 0004-637X.  837(1) . doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/aa5df6
  • Shen, Sijing; Kulkarni, Girish; Madau, Piero & Mayer, Lucio (2017). Chemical enrichment of stars due to accretion from the ISM during the Galaxy's assembly. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.  ISSN 0035-8711.  469(4), s 4012- 4021 . doi: 10.1093/mnras/stx1094 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Sokołowska, Aleksandra; Capelo, Pedro R.; Fall, S. Michael; Mayer, Lucio; Shen, Sijing & Bonoli, Silvia (2017). Galactic Angular Momentum in Cosmological Zoom-in Simulations. I. Disk and Bulge Components and the Galaxy–Halo Connection. Astrophysical Journal.  ISSN 0004-637X.  835(2) . doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/835/2/289
  • O'Shaughnessy, R.; Bellovary, Jillian; Brooks, A; Shen, Sijing; Governato, Fabio & Christensen, C. R. (2016). The effects of host galaxy properties on merging compact binaries detectable by LIGO. Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.  ISSN 0035-8711.  464(3), s 2831- 2839 . doi: 10.1093/mnras/stw2550

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  • Mas Ribas, Lluis & Shen, Sijing (2018). Extended Diffuse Emission as a Probe of Galaxy and Reionization Physics. Series of dissertations submitted to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo.. 2008.

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