Dr. Sun is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Profs. Michael Geller and Tomer Volansky, working on topics related to dark matter and particle physics beyond the Standard Model (BSM). He received his Ph.D. in May 2017 from Virginia Tech under the supervision of Prof. Tatsu Takeuchi. His dissertation dealt with neutrino phenomenology and the application of non-commutative geometry to particle physics.
In September 2017, Dr. Sun joined the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, as a postdoc. During the 2018–2019 academic year he was a visiting researcher at Brown University. Since receiving his doctorate, his has done work on using a gravitational wave probe to constrain new physics, including neutron star mergers and boson star binaries. He is now studying BOSS data, where luminous red galaxies and quasars are measured, to constrain models of elementary particle physics.
Chen is also a recipient of an International Postdoctoral Fellowship from China for 2017–2019.