Xin Wang (王鑫) is currently a graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University of California Los Angeles. Before coming to Los Angeles, Xin obtained the Degree of Master of Arts in Physics at University of California Santa Barbara, and the Degrees of Master of Science in Astrophysics and Bachelor of Science in Astronomy at Nanjing University in China. Xin is a core member of the Grism Lens Amplified Survey from Space (GLASS) large Hubble Space Telescope (HST) program, and is a co-I of the approved James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Early Release Science (ERS) program ID1324.
Xin studies how gas flows, star formation and galactic feedback influence the cycle of baryons and metals as a key ingredient to the chemo-structural evolution of star-forming galaxies at cosmic noon using spatially resolved spectroscopy. Xin has gained great expertise in the reduction and analysis of wide-field slitless data acquired by the HST near-infrared grisms. Xin has also been working on modeling the mass distribution of galaxy clusters using strong and weak gravitational lensing signals, and improving the source plane morphological reconstruction of multiply imaged galaxies.