Ke Fang

Ke Fang is an assistant professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her research focuses on understanding the Universe through its energetic messengers, including ultra-high-energy cosmic rays, gamma rays, and high-energy neutrinos. She runs numerical simulations to study theories of astroparticle sources and analyzes data from HAWC, Fermi-LAT, and IceCube. Ke obtained her Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Chicago in 2015. After that, she held a Joint Space-Science Institute (JSI) fellowship jointly at the University of Maryland and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, from 2015 to 2018, and a NASA Einstein fellowship at Stanford University from 2018 to 2020.

Select Publications

Cross-Correlation Study of High-energy Neutrinos and Tracers of Large-Scale Structure
K. Fang, A. Banerjee, E. Charles, Y. Omori
(Journal Article) Astrophys.J. 894 (2020) |

GeV-TeV Counterparts of SS 433/W50 from Fermi-LAT and HAWC Observations
K. Fang, E. Charles, R. D. Blandford
(Journal Article) Astrophys.J. Lett. 889 (2020) |

Very-high-energy particle acceleration powered by the jets of the microquasar SS 433
HAWC Collaboration: A.U. Abeysekara, et al
(Journal Article) Nature 562 (2018), 82-85 |

Linking High-Energy Cosmic Particles by Black Hole Jet Embedded in Large-Scale Structures
K. Fang, & K. Murase
(Journal Article) Nature Physics (2018) |

High-Energy Neutrinos from Millisecond Magnetars formed from the Merger of Binary Neutron Stars
K. Fang & B. D. Metzger
(Journal Article) Astrophys.J. 849 (2017) 2 |

Honors and Awards

    • NASA Einstein Fellowship (2018-2020)
    • JSI Fellowship (2015-2018)


University of Wisconsin–Madison
Department of Physics
Chamberlin Hall
Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, WI 53703

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WIPAC faculty and students are involved in IceCube, the Askaryan Radio Array (ARA), the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) experiment, Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), Big Data, and DM-Ice.


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