Weiming An (安维明)


Weiming An (安维明)




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Research Interests


Plasma Physics, Laboratory Astrophysics, Plasma Based Accelerator, Large Scale Parallel Simulation for Plasma Physics.




2000.9 – 2004.7 B. S. Tsinghua University

2004.9 – 2007.7 M. S. Tsinghua University

2007.9 – 2013. 10 Ph. D. University of California Los Angeles




2013.10 – 2018.5 Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California Los Angeles

2018.5 – 2019.6 Assistant Project Scientist, University of California Los Angeles

2019.7 – Present Professor, Department of Astronomy, Beijing Normal University




“Mathematical Methods for Physicists”, “Special topics on high energy density plasma physics”




Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (General Program) and Beijing Normal University (Startup Program for Talent Plan)


Selected Publications


Weiming An, Wei Lu, Chengkun Huang, Mark Hogan, Chan Joshi, Warren Mori, “Ion motion induced emittance growth of matched electron beams in plasma wakefields”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 244801 (2017).


S. Corde, E. Adli, J. M. Allen, W. An, C. I. Clarke, C. E. Clayton, J. P. Delahaye, J. Frederico, S. Gessner, S. Z. Green, M. J. Hogan, C. Joshi, N. Lipkowitz, M. Litos, W. Lu, K. A. Marsh, W. B. Mori, M. Schmeltz, N. Vafaei-Najafabadi, D. Walz, V. Yakimenko, G. Yocky, “Multi-gigaelectronvolt acceleration of positrons in a self-loaded plasma wakefield”, Nature 524, 442 (2015).


M. Litos, E. Adli, W. An, C.I. Clarke, C.E. Clayton, S. Corde, J.P. Delahaye, R.J. England, A.S. Fisher, J. Frederico, S. Gessner, M.J. Hogan, C. Joshi, S.Z. Li, W. Lu, K.A. Marsh, W.B. Mori, P. Muggli, N. Vafaei-Najafabadi, D. Walz, G. White, Z. Wu, V. Yakimenko, & G. Yocky, “High-Efficiency Acceleration of an Electron Beam in a Plasma Wakefield Accelerator”, Nature 515, 92 (2014) (Nature cover paper).


W. An, M. Zhou, N. Vafaei-Na jafabadi, K. A. Marsh, C. E. Clayton, C. Joshi, W. B. Mori, W. Lu, E. Adli, S. Corde, M. Litos, S. Li, S. Gessner, J. Frederico, M. J. Hogan, D. Walz, J. England, J. P. Delahaye, and P. Muggli, “Strategies for mitigating the ionization-induced beam head erosion problem in an electron-beam-driven plasma wake field accelerator”, Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams. 16, 101301 (2013) (Editor’s suggestion).


W. An, V. K. Decyk, W. B. Mori and T. M. Antonsen Jr., “An improved iteration loop for the three dimensional quasi-static particle-in-cell algorithm: QuickPIC”, J. Comp. Phys. 250, 165 (2013).