Recently, the Institute Of Physics (IOP) has announced the China Top Cited Paper Award 2021. The paper titled Merger Rate Distribution of Primordial Black Hole Binaries published on The Astrophysical Journal by Chen Zucheng, the postdoctoral fellow of Gravitational Wave and Cosmology Laboratory of Beijing Normal University was selected for the prize. Huang Qingguo, a researcher of the Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, is the co-writer of the paper.
In Dr. Chen’s study, they calculated for the first time the merger rate distribution for the primordial black hole (PBH) binaries with a general mass function by taking into account the effects of the torques of all PBHs and linear density perturbations on the evolution of PBH binaries, thus helping people understand how the black hole binaries detected by LIGO - Virgo collaborations are formed and evolved.
Founded in 1874, IOP is one of the oldest academic societies in the world. Its publishing house has published more than 90 academic journals covering Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, Materials, Biosciences, Environmental Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and many other fields. The IOP China Top Cited Paper Award is awarded to those whose papers are in the top one per cent of the most-cited articles published in IOP journals in the last three years (2018-2020) from China. Check the link for 19 winners in Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Check the link for the list of winners: