Yen Chin Ong

Office: Room 325, Physics Building, Siwangting Road No.180, Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, China


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Research Interest: 
(1) Black holes and cosmology in both general relativity and modified gravity

(2) Gravitational aspects in holography

(3) Hawking radiation, information paradox, and other quantum theoretic aspects of gravity



(1) 2010-2014: National Taiwan University, Ph.D. Astrophysics

(2) 2008-2010: National University of Singapore, M.Sc. Mathematics

(3) 2002-2006: National University of Singapore, B.Sc. (Hons) Mathematics

Top-10 Selected Publications:

(1) Mahdi Kord Zangeneh, Yen Chin Ong, Bin Wang, “Entanglement Entropy and Complexity for One-Dimensional Holographic Superconductors”, Phys. Lett. B 771 (2017) 235, arXiv:1704.00557.

(2) Yen Chin Ong, Dong-han Yeom, “Instanton Tunneling for De Sitter Space with Real Projective Spatial Sections”, JCAP 04 (2017) 040, arXiv:1612.07756.

(3) Brett McInnes, Yen Chin Ong, “On The Existence of a Holographic Description of the LHC Quark-Gluon Plasmas”, Nucl. Phys. B917 (2017) 86, arXiv:1611.00237.

(4) Yen Chin Ong, “Twisted Black Hole Is Taub-NUT”,  JCAP 01 (2017) 001, arXiv:1610.05757.

(5) Pisin Chen, Yen Chin Ong, Don N. Page, Misao Sasaki, Dong-han Yeom, “Naked Black Hole Firewalls”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116 (2016) 161304, arXiv:1511.05695

(6) Yen Chin Ong, “Hawking Evaporation Time Scale of Topological Black Holes in Anti-de Sitter Spacetime”, Nucl. Phys. B 903 (2016) 387, arXiv:1507.07845.

(7) Yen Chin Ong, “Never Judge a Black Hole by Its Area”, JCAP 04 (2015) 003, arXiv:1503.01092.

(8) Pisin Chen, Yen Chin Ong, Dong-han Yeom, “Black Hole Remnants and the Information Loss Paradox”, Phys. Rept. 603 (2015) 1, arXiv:1412.8366 [gr-qc].

(9) Stanley Deser, Keisuke Izumi, Yen Chin Ong, Andrew Waldron, “Massive Gravity Acausality Redux”, Phys. Lett. B 726 (2013) 544, arXiv:1306.5457.

(10) Yen Chin Ong, Keisuke Izumi, James M. Nester, Pisin Chen, “Problems with Propagation and Time Evolution in f(T) Gravity”, Phys. Rev. D 88 (2013) 024019, arXiv:1303.0993.


Prof. Yen Chin Ong is a Malaysian Chinese, who was first trained as a mathematician (and spent some time teaching mathematics at various levels in Singapore, including at Nanyang Girls High School, Nanyang Polytechnic, and National Institute of Education), but as fate would have it, switched to physics during his Ph.D., after which he went to NORDITA (Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics) in Stockholm, Sweden, for a 2-year position as NORDITA fellow. Prof. Ong was also a Riemann Fellow at the Riemann Center for Geometry and Theoretical Physics in Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany. His Ph.D. thesis on black hole firewall won the Springer Theses Prize. In addition to physics and mathematics, Prof. Ong enjoys thinking about philosophy, traveling and taking photographs. 

About Us

The Center for Gravitation and Cosmology (CGC) is a research center founded in 2017 at Yangzhou University, in the Jiangsu Province of China. It is an initiative of the BRICS-Association of Gravity and Cosmology, with support from the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). The center is currently hosted on the 3rd floor of the College of Physical Sciences and Technology building, on the scenic Slender West Lake campus. 

Contact Us

Address: No. 180, Siwangting Road, Yangzhou City, Jiangsu Province, 

P.R. China 225002.