Xiaolong Du's work focuses on cosmological structure formation in different dark matter models and on constraining these models from gravitational effects such as substructure lensing. Using numerical simulations and semi-analytic models, he tries to find an accurate, but fast, way to study the behaviors of dark matter on sub-galactic scales, where different dark matter candidates may behave very differently.
Du is also interested in compact astrophysical objects, e.g. the formation of boson stars, radio signal from the encounter of boson stars with a neutron star. These astrophysical objects may help us to understand the properties of the invisible dark matter particles in the universe.
- Ph.D. in Astrophysics, 2018, Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen
- Thesis: Structure Formation with Ultralight Axion Dark Matter
- M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics, 2014, Lanzhou University
- Thesis: Cosmological Perturbations and Large Scale Structure Formation in EiBI Gravity
- B.Sc. in Theoretical Physics, 2010, Nankai University
- Thesis: The Application of TeVeS Theory in Rotation Curves of Galaxies