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Research Topics:

    Theoretical and computational astrophysics. Our work is mostly based on numerical computation at various levels, especially on high-performance computing. Recent research areas focus on protoplanetary disks and planet formation, accretion disks, and plasma astrophysics. Particular topics include:

    1. Gas dynamics, dust dynamics and chemical processes in protoplanetary disks

    2. Planetesimal formation

    3. Planet-disk interaction

    4. Active galactic nuclei (AGN)

    5. Black hole accretion disks

    6. Cosmic-ray acceleration, transport, and feedback.

Faculty members:

    Douglas N.C. Lin 

    Xuening Bai

    Zhuo Chen