Dr. Rong-Gen Cai , Professor and Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics (ITP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Academician of CAS, fellow of the International Society of General Relativity and Gravitation (ISGRG). In 1995 he received his Ph.D. degree from Fudan University. Then he did postdoctoral research successively at the ITP-CAS, the Center for Theoretical Physics of Seoul National University, and Physics Department of Osaka University. He came to ITP/CAS as a faculty in 2001 with the One Hundred Talent Program of CAS. He was awarded the distinguished young investigator grant of the National Natural Science Foundation of China in 2003. In 2011, he was awarded the second place of National Natural Science Award. In 2014, he was awarded the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers and was selected as the Elsevier’s Most Cited Chinese Researchers through 2014 to 2018. In 2016, he was selected by the Ten Thousand Talent Program of the Central Government of China. He is now a standing committee member of Chinese Physics Society (CPS), president of the division of gravitation and relativistic astrophysics of CPS, council member of the International Society of General Relativity and Gravitation, vice-chairman of the division of the gravitation, astrophysics and cosmology of AAPPS, president of the association of gravitation, astrophysics and cosmology of the BRICS countries. He serves as the associate editor-in-chief of SCIENCE CHINA (Physics, Mechanics & Astronomy) and Communication of Theoretical Physics. He is also the editorial board member for some journals such as Mod. Phys. Lett. A, Int. J. Mod. Phys. D, Adv. High. Phys.,Chinese Science Bulletin, etc. He was the member of Advisory Panel of Class. Quant. Grav.
Dr. Cai’ s research field is gravity and cosmology. He has published more than 260 papers and his H index is 68. His current research interest focuses on holographic property of gravity, black hole physics, early universe physics, dark energy and gravitational wave physics etc.