Bo Dai

Bo Dai

I am a postdoc majored in AI at Peking University. Currently, I work at Beijing Institute for General Artificial Intelligence, advised by Prof. Song-Chun Zhu . Before coming to Bigai, I graduated with a Ph.D. in Physics from Peking University.


My research interests lie on Intuitive Theory in Cognitive Science. Currently, I work with Yixin Zhu on Violation of Expectation (VoE) projects for intuitive physics.

Intuitive physics is not really physics, but refers to the initial and fundamental human cognition of the world. I focus on how to build a machine to learn intuitive physical knowledge with human-like performance. This research not only helps to build a machine that thinks like a people, but also helps us to learn more about possible human cognitive simulations.


  1. “Tensor force role in β decays analyzed within the Gogny-interaction shell model.” B. Dai, B. S. Hu, Y. Z. Ma, J. G. Li, S. M. Wang, C. W. Johnson, and F. R. Xu. Phys. Rev. C 103, 064327 (2021)
  2. “Population dynamics of molecular nitrogen initiated by intense femtosecond laser pulses.” Peng Wang, Chengyin Wu, Mingwei Lei, Bo Dai, Hong Yang, Hongbing Jiang, and Qihuang Gong. Phys. Rev. A 92, 063412 (2015).
  3. “Effects of three-nucleon force on the low-lying states of 28F and 29Ne within ab initio calculations.” Bo Dai, Jianguo Li, Shuang Zhang, Simin Wang, Furong Xu. Chinese Science Bulletin, 66, 3866-3872 (2021)
  4. “The descriptions of rotational bands in 10Be and 12Be with shell-model calculations.” Bo Dai, Jianguo Li, Furong Xu. Chinese Science Bulletin, 66, 3712-3718 (2021)