Professor CHANG Jin was born in 1966 in East China’s Jiangsu Province. He is now Vice President and Member of the Presidium of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and an alternate member of the 20th Central Committee of the CPC.
Prof. CHANG used to be deputy director and director of the Purple Mountain Observatory, CAS, as well as deputy director and director of the National Astronomical Observatories of CAS.
Professor CHANG has long been engaged in the detections and researches of high energy particles that come from outer space. He is the Principal Investigator of DAMPE (also called as “Wukong”) project, China’s Dark Matter Particle Explorer for astronomical research.
Professor CHANG was elected as a CAS Member in 2019.
He has won a series of awards for science and technology, including the special prize of China’s State Scientific and Technological Progress Award in 2012, second prize of China’s State Scientific and Technological Progress Award in 2004, second prize of China’s State Natural Science Award in 2012, Science and Technology Progress Award of Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation in 2018 (astronomy), Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement Prize of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and ZHANG Yuzhe Award of Chinese Astronomical Society in 2018.
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