Personal Information

Address: Beijing, China
E-mail: [email protected]
Profile webpage: The AMS Collaboration, The JUNO Collaboration
ResearcherID: ABC-1036-2020
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4793-230X

Education

Aug 2021 -
  Now





Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing, China
PostDoc
Research topic: developing event reconstruction and particle identification algorithms using machine learning techniques for GeV-scale events in JUNO experiment; analyzing JUNO's sensitivity to neutrino mass ordering from atmospheric neutrino measurements; also contributing to the development of online event classification software and PMT waveform reconstruction algorithms.

Sept 2017 -
  Aug 2021






University of Geneva & CERN, Geveva, Switzerland
Ph.D. in astroparticle physics with the AMS experiment
Research topic: working on the measurement of cosmic Aluminum and Magnesium nuclei fluxes with the AMS-02 detector and the estimation of the cosmic-ray confinement time in the galaxy from the surviving fraction of the secondary radionuclide 26Al, and also contributing to the AMS-02 data taking activities monitoring the Tracker, TRD and ACC detectors as well as the Thermal Control System.
Thesis Title: Measurement of cosmic-ray magnesium and aluminum fluxes with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the International Space Station (the highest grade / Très Bien)

Sept 2014 -
  Mar 2017




Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
M.S. in particle physics and nuclear physics , Rank: top 1%
Research topic: building new physics models beyond the Standard Model of particle physics to understand the mechanisms of neutrino mass generation and its hints at the neutrinoless double beta decay experiment.
Thesis Title: Correlation between neutrino mass and neutrinoless double beta decay

Sept 2010 -
  Jul 2014

Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
B.E. in nuclear engineering and technology

Fundings and Programs

July 2022

The international postdoctoral exchange fellowship program

July 2022

The special research assistant program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

June 2022

The fellowship of China Postdoctoral Science Foundation

Primary contributed papers

July 2021



Z. Liu, M. Paniccia and C. Zhang. Properties of Cosmic Aluminum Nuclei: Results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer. Proceedings of science (ICRC-2021).
https://doi.org/10.22323/1.395.0110

July 2021



AMS Collaboration. Properties of a New Group of Cosmic Nuclei: Results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on Sodium, Aluminum, and Nitrogen. Physical Review Letters, 127, 021101.
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.127.021101

May 2020





AMS Collaboration. Properties of Neon, Magnesium, and Silicon Primary Cosmic Rays Results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer. Physical Review Letters, 124(21), 211102.
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.211102
The paper has been widely recognized by the physics community: reported by the Physics Journal, selected as "Featured in Physics" and "Editors' Suggestion" by PRL

Dec 2016


Z. Liu, P-H Gu. Extending two Higgs doublet models for two-loop neutrino mass generation and one-loop neutrinoless double beta decay. Nuclear Physics B
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2016.12.001

Primary contributed papers (in preparation)

2023


Hongyue Duyang, Teng Li, Jiaxi Liu, Zhen Liu (Corresponding Author), Wuming Luo, et al. (2023). First attempt of directionality reconstruction for atmospheric neutrinos in a large homogeneous liquid scintillator detector. arXiv:2310.06281, submitted to PRD
2023


Zhen Liu, Yongpeng Zhang, et al. Flavor identification of atmospheric neutrinos in the large liquid scintillation detector. In preparation
2023


Kfir Blum, Yao Chen, Zhen Liu, Mercedes Paniccia, and Jiahui Wei. Reading the time in cosmic ray clocks. In preparation

Collaboration papers

February 2021



AMS Collaboration. Properties of Heavy Secondary Fluorine Cosmic Rays: Results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer. Physical Review Letters, 126, 081102.
https://doi.org/ 10.1103/PhysRevLett.126.081102

February 2021



AMS Collaboration. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) on the international space station: Part II − Results from the first seven years. Physics Reports.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physrep.2020.09.003

January 2021



AMS Collaboration. Properties of Iron Primary Cosmic Rays: Results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer. Physical Review Letters, 126, 041104.
https://doi.org/ 10.1103/PhysRevLett.126.041104

November 2019



AMS Collaboration. Properties of Cosmic Helium Isotopes Measured by the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer. Physical Review Letters, 123, 181102.
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.181102

March 2019



AMS Collaboration. Towards Understanding the Origin of Cosmic-Ray Electrons. Physical Review Letters, 122, 101101.
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.101101

January 2019



AMS Collaboration. Towards Understanding the Origin of Cosmic-Ray Positrons. Physical Review Letters, 122, 041102
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.041102

July 2018




AMS Collaboration. Precision Measurement of Cosmic-Ray Nitrogen and its Primary and Secondary Components with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the International Space Station. Physical Review Letters, 121, 051103
https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.121.051103

Conferences

August 2023



The 2023 European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics (EPS-HEP2023). Talk on JUNO's physics potential
https://indico.desy.de/event/34916/contributions/147007/

July 2023


The 29th International Workshop on Weak Interactions and Neutrinos (WIN2023). Poster Presentation
https://indico.ihep.ac.cn/event/18269/contributions/135315/

July 2022


The 41th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP 2022). Poster Presentation
yy https://agenda.infn.it/event/28874/contributions/169701

June 2022



The XXX International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics (Neutrino 2022), Poster Presentation(co-author)
https://indico.kps.or.kr/event/30/contributions/510

July 2021


The 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC-2021). Poster Presentation, contribution ID CRD-115
https://pos.sissa.it/395/110

June 2021


Swiss Institute of Particle Physics (CHIPP) Annual Plenary meeting 2021. Poster Presentation
https://indico.cern.ch/event/995303

September 2019



Joint Annual meeting of the Swiss Physical Society and Austrian Physical Society 2019. Poster Presentation, contribution ID 374
https://www.sps.ch/fileadmin/doc/Tagungen/2019_Zuerich/2019_Poster.pdf

September 2018


Annual Meeting of the Swiss Physical Society 2018. Poster Presentation, contribution ID 374
https://www.sps.ch/fileadmin/doc/Tagungen/2018_Lausanne/2018_Poster.pdf

Selected Experience

Hands-on Tutorial


Hands-on tutorial about the application of PointNet meachine learning model at the IHEP ML Innovation group meeting, December 2022

Teaching Assistant







  • College physics, School of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2014 Autumn and 2015 Spring Semesters
  • Atomic physics, Zhiyuan College, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2016 Summer Semester
  • Quantum physics Ⅲ, School of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2015 Autumn and 2016 Autumn Semesters
  • Summer Student Programme supervised an undergraduate student at DPNC, University of Geneva, 2018

  • Awards

    July 2017

    Scholarship from the China Scholarship Council (CSC)

    November 2015

    Nomination Award in Future Science and Technology Prediction, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

    2015, 2016

    Outstanding teaching assistant, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

    November 2011


    Second Prize in Encyclopedia Knowledge Contest organized by School of Public Administration, Sichuan University

    Skills and Certifications

    English

    CET-6 (516), TOEFL (92)

    Programming

    C++, Python, ROOT, PyTorch

    Scientific software

    Mathematica, LaTeX, Linux, SolidWorks, Origin;