
Professor
Education
Ph.D.  Physics  Ioannina University  1991 
M.S.  Physics  Northeast Normal University  1986 
B.S.  Physics  Shandong Normal University  1983 
Biography
Dr. Wang joined the Baylor faculty in August, 2003. Prior to coming to Baylor he taught at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (19962003), the National Observatory, Rio de Janeiro (1994  1996), and the State University of Sao Paulo at Campinas (1992  1994). He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Universities of Crete and Ioannina from 1991  1992. He obtained his B.Sc. degree in Physics from Shandong Normal University at Liaocheng (currently Liaocheng University) and M. Sc. degree in theoretical physics from Northeast Normal University, before earning his Ph.D. in theoretical physics at University of Ioannina. He has traveled frequently throughout the world to work with colleagues, in particular Brazil, China, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Academic Interests and Research
Dr. Wang's research areas currently include the late cosmic acceleration of the universe, the hierarchy and cosmological constant problems, the early universe, the largescale structure formation, CMB, brane cosmology in string/M theory, the HoravaLifshitz theory of quantum gravity and its applications to cosmology and astrophysics, black holes, and their formation and thermodynamics.Research Interests
EUCOS
• Gravitational Collapse and Critical Phenomena
• Black Holes and Their Formation in N Dimensions
• Braneworld Scenarios and Brane Cosmology
• Physical Interpretations of Solutions to Einstein's Field Equations
Selected Publications
Scalar field perturbations in HoravaLifshitz cosmology, A. Wang, D. Wands, and R. Maartens, arXiv:0909.5167.
Cosmological perturbations in HoravaLifshitz theory without detailed balance, A. Wang and R. Maartens, arXiv:0907.1748.
Growth factor parametrization in curved space, Y. Gong, M. Ishak, A. Wang, Phys. Rev. D80, 023002 (2009) [arXiv:0903.0001].
Brane cosmology in the HoravaWitten heterotic MTheory on $S^{1}/Z_{2}$, Q. Wu, Y. Gong, and A. Wang, JCAP, 06, 015 (2009) [arXiv:0810.5377].
Colliding branes and formation of spacetime singularities in string theory, A. Tziolas, A. Wang, and Z.C. Wu, JHEP, 04, 038 (2009) [arXiv:0812.1377].
The cosmological constant in the brane world of string theory on $S^{1}/Z_{2}$, A. Wang and N.O. Santos, Phys. Lett. B669, 127132 (2008) [arXiv:0712.3938].
Cosmological constant and late transient acceleration of the universe in the HoravaWitten Heterotic MTheory on $S^{1}/Z_{2}$, Y.G. Gong, A. Wang, and Q. Wu, Phys. Lett. B663, 147151 (2008) [arXiv:0711.1597].
Dark energy and cosmic curvature: MonteCarlo Markov Chain approach, Y.G. Gong, Q. Wu, and A. Wang, Astrophys. J. 681, 2739 (2008) [arXiv:0708.1817].
Friedmann equation and thermodynamics of the apparent horizon, Y. Gong and A. Wang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 211301 (2007) [arXiv:0704.0793].
Reconstruction of the deceleration parameter and the equation of state of dark energy, Y. Gong and A. Wang, Phys. Rev. D75, 043520 (2007) [arXiv:astroph/0612196].
Observational constraints on the acceleration of the Universe, Y.G. Gong and A. Wang}, Phys. Rev. D73, 083506 (2006) [arXiv:astroph/0601453].
Crossing $w=1$ in GaussBonnet Brane World with Induced Gravity, R.G. Cai, H.S. Zhang and A. Wang, Comm. Theor. Phys. 44, 948954 (2005) [arXiv:hepth/0505186].
Cosmology with Interaction between Phantom Dark Energy and Dark Matter and the Coincidence Problem, R.G. Cai, and A. Wang, JCAP, 0503, 002 (2005) [arXiv:hepth/0411025].
Current Undergraduate Student
Jannie HoormannCurrent Ph.D. Students
Michael DevinYongqing Huang
Former Undergraduate Student
Amy Webber, 2006Ryan Rios, 2006
Pamela Vo, 2008
Former Master Students
Jaime F. da Rocha, the National Observatory, Rio de Janeiro, 1996Paulo R. Pereira, the National Observatory, Rio de Janeiro, 1996
Elon M. de Sa, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 1997
Alexandre Yasuda Miguelote, the State University of Rio de Janeiro, 2001
Victor Jose Vasquez Otoya, the State University of Rio de Janeiro, 2004
Lei Zhao, Baylor University, 2006
Rui Wu, Baylor University, 2007
Te (Hart) Ha, Baylor University, 2009
Former Pd.D. Students
Jose A.C. Nogales Vera, the Federal University of Fluminense, 1998Jaime F. da Rocha, the National Observatory, Rio de Janeiro, 2000
Paulo R. Pereira, the National Observatory, Rio de Janeiro, 2001
Carlos Frederico Brandt, the National Observatory, Rio de Janeiro, 2002
Alexandre Yasuda Miguelote, the Federal University of Fluminense, 2007
Andreas Tziolas, Baylor University, 2009
Qiang (Bob) Wu, Baylor University, 2009
Former Postdoctoral Research Assistants
Filipe de Moraes Paiva (Jan.  Dec., 1998), the State University of Rio de JaneiroGil de Oliveira Neto (Aug., 1997  Aug., 1999), the State University of Rio de Janeiro
Jaime F. Villas da Rocha (Apl., 2000  Dec., 2004), the State University of Rio de Janeiro
YunGui Gong (Oct., 2005  May 30, 2007), Baylor University
Publications
No outer apparent horizons in Einstein's fourdimensional spacetimes with two commuting spacelike Killing vectors
grqc/0309005
Comment on "Absence of trapped surfaces and singularities in cylindrical collapse"
grqc/0309003
Topological Charged Black Holes in High Dimensional Spacetimes and Their Formation from Gravitational Collapse of a Type II Fluid,
With Yumei Wu, M.F.A. da Silva and N.O. Santos. To appear in Phys.Rev.D.
grqc/0309002
Critical Collapse of Cylindrically Symmetric Scalar Field in FourDimensional Einstein's Theory of Gravity,
Phys.Rev. D68 (2003) 064006.
grqc/064006
Gravitational Collapse of SelfSimilar Perfect Fluid in 2+1 Gravity,
With A.Y. Miguelote and N.A. Tomimura.
grqc/0304035
Collapse of a Scalar Field in 2+1 Gravity,
With Eric W. Hirschmann and Yumei Wu.
grqc/0207121
Thick de Sitter 3Branes, Dynamic Black Holes and Localization of Gravity,
Phys.Rev. D66 (2002) 024024.
grqc/0201051
Critical Phenomena in Gravitational Collapse: The Studies So Far,
Braz.J.Phys. 31 (2001) 188197.
grqc/0104073
Dynamics of Rotating Cylindrical Shells in General Relativity,
With P.R.C.T. Pereira. Gen.Rel.Grav. 32 (2000) 21892218.
grqc/0007078
Gravitational Collapse of Cylindrical Shells Made of CounterRotating Dust Particles,
With J.F. Villas da Rocha. To appear in Class.Quantum Grav.
grqc/0007004
Courses Taught
PHY 1408  Physics for Natural and Behavioral Sciences I
PHY 1V95  Special Research Problems in Physics
PHY 3372  Introductory Quantum Mechanics I
PHY 3373  Introductory Quantum Mechanics II
PHY 5180  Graduate Physics Colloquium
PHY 5351  General Relativity
PHY 5370  Quantum Mechanics I
PHY 5371  Quantum Mechanics II
PHY 6351  Cosmology
PHY 5V95  Graduate Research
PHY 5V99  Thesis
PHY 6V99  Dissertation
Honor's College  Honor's Research Projects in Physics
PHY 5370  Quantum Mechanics I