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Zhi-Yun Li, Professor of Astronomy

Email: zl4h@virginia.edu
Phone: (434) 924-4886
Fax: (434) 924-3104
Office: 268 Astronomy Building
Address:
   Department of Astronomy
   University of Virginia
   PO Box 400325
   Charlottesville, VA 22904-4325

portrait

Curriculum Vitae
Ph.D., University of Colorado
Presently:
Professor, University of Virginia

Research Interests
Theoretical Astrophysics
Magnetohydrodynamics
Star Formation

Research Students
Current:
Patrick King (Ph.D.)
Andy Lam (Ph.D.)
Renato Mazzei (Ph.D.)
Daniel Lin (M.A.)
Former:
Scott Suriano (Ph.D., 2018)
Haifeng Yang (Ph.D., 2018)
Bo Zhao (Ph.D., 2014)
George Trammell (Ph.D., 2013)
Rick Mellon (Ph.D., 2009)
Jeffrey Anderson (2001-2006)
Cheng-Yu Kuo (M.A., 2005)
Ronak Shah (Ph.D., 2000)
Hung-Yu Jian (M.A., 2000)

Courses Recently Taught
Astronomy 1210
Astronomy 1220
Astronomy 5430
Astronomy 5440
Publications
Link to publications (NASA ADS)


My main area of research is star formation, although I also work with Roger Chevalier on gamma-ray bursts, and Phil Arras on extrasolar planets. I work on many aspects of star formation, including the production of jets and winds, the generation of dense cores and disks, and the formation of binaries, multiple systems, and stellar clusters. Although a theorist, I collaborate closely with observers on projects using BLASTpol, VLA and especially ALMA.
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