Prof Ma’s research is on the cutting-edge frontier of astrophysics and cosmology. He uses the cosmic microwave background radiation and large-scale structure data to study the evolution of the Universe at different epochs and to understand the physical nature of dark energy and dark matter.
Prof Yin-Zhe Ma’s research focusses on observational and theoretical cosmology aimed at understanding the fundamental laws of the Universe and uncovering the nature of dark energy and dark matter. He works on epoch of reionization of the Universe, cosmic microwave background radiation, and large-scale structure of the Universe
Prof Yin-Zhe Ma and his research group in 2018.
The cosmic evolution of 13.7 billion years is the major research objective of Prof Ma’s group.
Professor Ma is also heavily involved in South Africa’s Hydrogen Epoch Reionization Array project and Square Kilometre Array.
Professor Ma led a South Africa student and scholars’ delegation to visit the Five-hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) in GuiZhou Province of China in the summer of 2018, and participated “Radio Astronomy Forum” 2018.
Professor Ma is also heavily involved and leading several projects in cosmic microwave background radiation, using the data to understand the physics of the early Universe. He is a core team member of Planck and future CMB Stage-4 survey.
Professor Ma explained the discovery of “missing baryons” in the Universe to SABC news in 2015.