Junwu Huang

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Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
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I am primarily interested in understanding what lies beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. I am interested in pursuing novel, low-energy experiments for weakly-coupled particles that may make use of small-scale experimental techniques. The main goal is to device sensitive experiments with current technology and understand how and how much it can be improved in the future. I am interested in understanding the dynamics and observational consequences of collective phenomenon in the dark matter fluid, which leads to, for example, formation of topological defects. I am also interested in designing new searches based on astrophysical and cosmological measurements, including aLIGO, CMB, LSS and 21cm cosmology. These searches allow us to look for new physics motivated by string theory, including axions, cosmic strings, and new vacua in the landscape. I am in particularly interested in the new tool of cosmological collider, and how it might allow us to directly probe the string landscape and the multiverse.
  • 5 Year Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, 2020-2022
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, 2017-2020
  • PhD Student, Stanford Institute of Theoretical Physics, Stanford University, 2012-2017
  • Yin, W. W., Dai, L., Huang, J., Ji, L., & Ferraro, S. (2024). A New Probe of Cosmic Birefringence Using Galaxy Polarization and Shapes. arxiv:2402.18568v1
  • Pîrvu, D., Huang, J., & Johnson, M. C. (2024). Patchy screening of the CMB from dark photons. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, 2024(01), 019. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2024/01/019
  • Siemonsen, N., Mondino, C., Egaña-Ugrinovic, D., Huang, J., Baryakhtar, M., & East, W. E. (2023). Dark photon superradiance: Electrodynamics and multimessenger signals. Physical Review D, 107(7), 075025. doi:10.1103/physrevd.107.075025
  • East, W. E., & Huang, J. (n.d.). Dark photon vortex formation and dynamics. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2022(12), 89. doi:10.1007/jhep12(2022)089
  • Hook, A., & Huang, J. (2022). A Mass for the Dual Photon. arxiv:2210.00015v1
  • DeRocco, W., Wegsman, S., Grefenstette, B., Huang, J., & Van Tilburg, K. (2022). First Indirect Detection Constraints on Axions in the Solar Basin. Physical Review Letters, 129(10), 101101. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.129.101101
  • Chiles, J., Charaev, I., Lasenby, R., Baryakhtar, M., Huang, J., Roshko, A., . . . Berggren, K. K. (2022). New Constraints on Dark Photon Dark Matter with Superconducting Nanowire Detectors in an Optical Haloscope. Physical Review Letters, 128(23), 231802. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.128.231802
  • Agrawal, P., Hook, A., Huang, J., & Marques-Tavares, G. (2022). Axion string signatures: a cosmological plasma collider. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2022(1), 103. doi:10.1007/jhep01(2022)103
  • Zhang, J., Lyu, Z., Huang, J., Johnson, M. C., Sagunski, L., Sakellariadou, M., & Yang, H. (2021). First Constraints on Nuclear Coupling of Axionlike Particles from the Binary Neutron Star Gravitational Wave Event GW170817. Physical Review Letters, 127(16), 161101. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.127.161101
  • Particle Physics Lecture, Particle Physics , 2024/03/25, PIRSA:24030026
  • Particle Physics Lecture, Particle Physics , 2024/03/22, PIRSA:24030025
  • Particle Physics Lecture, Particle Physics , 2024/03/20, PIRSA:24030024
  • Particle Physics Lecture, Particle Physics , 2024/03/18, PIRSA:24030023
  • Particle Physics Lecture, Particle Physics , 2024/03/15, PIRSA:24030022
  • Particle Physics Lecture, Particle Physics , 2024/03/13, PIRSA:24030021
  • Cosmological dynamics of light dark bosons , Colloquium, 2024/02/28, PIRSA:24020048
  • A Camera into the dark Universe, david dunlup observatory, toronto, Canada, 2023/06/24
  • LAMPOST: First Constraints on Dark Photon Dark Matter with an Optical Haloscope, Canadian Association of Physicists, Ottawa, Canada, 2023/06/20
  • Defects of light boson, Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical Physics, Florence, Italy, 2023/05/26
  • A new pulsar, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Canmore, Canada, 2023/05/11
  • A new pulsar, University of Minnesota, Physics, Minneapolis, United States, 2023/04/14
  • Vortex formation depletes dark photon dark matter, Harvard University, Cambridge, United States, 2023/04/12
  • Particle Physics Lecture - 230331, Particle Physics (2022/2023), 2023/03/31, PIRSA:23030068
  • Particle Physics Lecture - 230329, Particle Physics (2022/2023), 2023/03/29, PIRSA:23030067
  • Particle Physics Lecture - 230327, Particle Physics (2022/2023), 2023/03/27, PIRSA:23030066
  • Particle Physics Lecture - 230324, Particle Physics (2022/2023), 2023/03/24, PIRSA:23030065
  • Particle Physics Lecture - 230322, Particle Physics (2022/2023), 2023/03/22, PIRSA:23030064
  • Particle Physics Lecture - 230320, Particle Physics (2022/2023), 2023/03/20, PIRSA:23030063
  • A new pulsar, Stony Brook University, SCGP, Stony Brook, United States, 2023/03/07
  • A new pulsar, Stanford University, SITP, Stanford, United States, 2023/02/10
  • A new pulsar, University of Chicago, Chicago, United States, 2023/02/08
  • Magnetic mass of the photon, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, TD Li Institute, Shanghai, China, 2022/12/17
  • Welcome & Opening Remarks, School on Table-Top Experiments for Fundamental Physics, 2022/09/19, PIRSA:22090001
  • Vortices deplete dark photons, Dark Matter in Compact Objects, Stars, and in Low Energy Experiments, University of Washington, institute for nuclear theory, Seattle, United States, 2022/08/25, Video URL