Ming on ESPN (search for "geek", oh I mean search for "Ming Sun"). Yes, politics, girls and geeks make a good combination.


Nerd should do what nerd should do:
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1. Ming Sun, Zhen-ru Wang, & Yang Chen, ApJ, 1999, 511, 274
2. Yang Chen, Ming Sun, Zhen-ru Wang & Qi Feng Yin, ApJ, 1999, 520, 737
3. Ming Sun & Zhen-ru Wang,  Adv. Space Res., 2000, 25, NO.3/4, 549
4. Yang Chen, Ming Sun, Zhen-ru Wang, Adv. Space Res., 2000, 25, NO.3/4, ???
5. M. Sun, S. S. Murray, M. Markevitch & A. Vikhlinin, ApJ, 2002, 565, 867
6. M. Sun, & S. S. Murray, ApJ, 2002, 576, 708
7. M. Sun, & S. S. Murray, ApJ, 2002, 577, 139
8. M. Sun, C. Jones, S. Murray, S. Allen, A. Fabian, A. Edge, ApJ, 2003, 587, 619
9. F. D. Seward, P. O. Slane, R. Smith, M. Sun, ApJ, 2003, 584, 414
10. M. Sun, W. Forman, A. Vikhlinin et al. ApJ, 2003, 598, 250
11. M. Sun, F. D. Seward, R. Smith, \& P. O. Slane, ApJ, 2004, 605, 742
12. M. Sun, W. Forman et al. ApJ, 2004, 612, 805
13. M. Sun, A. Vikhlinin et al. ApJ, 2005, 619, 169
14. M. Sun \& A. Vikhlinin ApJ, 2005, 621, 718
15. M. Sun, D. Jerius, C. Jones ApJ, 2005, 633, 165
16. M. Sun et al. ApJL, 2006, 637, L81
17. M. Sun et al. ApJ, 2007, 657, 197
18. Donahue, M., Sun, M. et al. 2007, AJ, 134, 14
19. M. Sun et al. ApJ, 2007, 671, 190
20. Chen, Y., Seward, F. D., Sun, M., Li, J. T. ApJ, 2008, 676, 1040
21. Cavagnolo, K. W., Donahue, M., Voit, G. M., Sun, M. ApJ, 2008, 682, 821
22. Cavagnolo, K. W., Donahue, M., Voit, G. M., Sun, M. ApJ, 2008, 683, 107
23. M. Sun et al. ApJ, 2009, 693, 1142
24. Cavagnolo, K. W., Donahue, M., Voit, G. M., Sun, M. ApJS, 2009, 182, 12
25. M. Sun ApJ, 2009, 704, 1586
26. M. Sun 2009 AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol 1201, 210
27. M. Sun et al. ApJ, 2010, 708, 946
28. S. Bruch et al. ApJ, 2010, 724, 608
29. S. Randall, W. Forman, S. Giacintucci, P. Nulsen, M. Sun et al. ApJ, 2011, 726, 86
30. M. Sun et al. ApJL, 2011, 727, L49
31. David, L. P. et al. ApJ, 2011, 728, 162
32. Korngut, P. M. et al. ApJ, 2011, 734, 10
33. N. Werner et al. MNRAS, 2011, 415, 3369
34. A. Bogdan et al. ApJ, 2011, 743, 59
35. M. Machacek et al. ApJ, 2011, 743, 15
36. M. Sun, an invited review on galaxy groups, in a Focus issue on galaxy clusters, New Journal of Physics, 2012 
37. L. Pratley, M. Johnston-Hollitt, S. Dehghan, M. Sun MNRAS, 2013, 432, 243
38. P. Jachym, J. Kenney, A. Ruzicka, M. Sun, F. Combes, J. Palous 2013, A&A, 556, 99
39. R. E. A. Canning, M. Sun et al. MNRAS, 2013, in press
40. K. Nandra et al. 2013, Submitted in response to the call for White Papers for the definition of the L2 and L3 missions in the ESA Science program
41. S. Ettori et al. 2013, Supporting paper for the science theme The Hot and Energetic Universe to be implemented by the Athena+ X-ray observatory
42. B. Zhang, M. Sun et al. ApJ, 2013, in press
43. P. Jachym, M. Sun et al. ApJ, 2014, to be submitted
44. J. Sanders et al. MNRAS, 2014, to be submitted
45. N. Werner et al. ApJ, 2013, to be submitted
46. L. David et al. ApJ, to be submitted
47. M. Sun et al. ApJ, to be submitted

(herd index: 22; 850+ citations to the first-author papers)

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My current research projects:
1) Group projects, scaling relations (L, Z, K, M, f_gas...), REGOS4 (an XMM large program) etc.
2) AGN heating in individual groups
3) SpUDS survey and data mining
4) Evolution of cluster late-type galaxies (stripping, intracluster SF)
5) H-alpha imaging of group cool cores
6) others... (at least pretend to)


I graduated from Harvard in May 2005, shortly after the BEST time in Boston sports history (right, my departure marks the end of the Patriots dynasty).


My "Resume" Research interests:
Galaxy formation and evolution; galaxy clusters and groups; X-ray astronomy; radio galaxies; cosmology; compact objects in SNR; SN


Em, I can teach (good students):
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2010: Substitute instructor, Astronomy 2110: Introduction to Astrophysics I., University of Virginia
2010: Substitute instructor, Astronomy 1210: Introduction to the Sky and the Solar System, University of Virginia,
Prof. C. Sarazin (for undergraduates with non-science major), three 50-minute lectures in a week
2008: Substitute instructor, Astronomy 545: High Energy Astrophysics, University of Virginia,
Prof. C. Sarazin (for Astronomy graduate students), two 75-minute lectures in a week
2003: Teaching Assistant, Astronomy 219: High Energy Astrophysics, Harvard University,
Prof. J. E. Grindlay & R. Narayan (for Astronomy graduate students)
2002-2003: Teaching Assistant, Astronomy 150: Radiative Processes in Astrophysics, Harvard University,
Prof. G. B. Rybicki (for Astronomy graduate students)
2001-2002: Teaching Assistant, Science A-35: Matter in the Universe, Harvard University,
Prof. R. Kirshner (for undergraduates with non-science major)
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Somehow, TACs fall into my tricks so I have some grants (excluding GTO):
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(Chandra time wasted by me so far: 1079 ks,
XMM time wasted by me so far: 705 ks (A/B) + 415 ks (pending C),
Total grant money in the last four years: 507 K)

27) PI of the Chandra cycle 13 proposal 13610643 ``X-raying the spectacular star-forming trail behind IC 3418'', 35 ks + HST 4 orbits + EVLA 7.5 hrs
26) PI of the Chandra cycle 13 proposal 13800889 ``One of the most powerful AGN outbursts in an enigmatic cluster ?'', 68 ks
25) PI of the XMM cycle 10 proposal 067318 ``Finding low-mass groups to extend the cluster scaling relations'', 107 ks C time, 2011
24) PI of the XMM cycle 10 proposal 067291 ``Are massive clusters always X-ray luminous?", 13 ks B time + 106 ks C time, 2011
23) PI of the XMM cycle 10 proposal 067001 ``Looking for X-ray tails of late-type galaxies in the Virgo cluster", 28 ks C time, 2011
22) US-PI of an Herschel OT1 proposal ``Dust in the wind: the role of dust in ram-pressure stripped gas and intracluster star formation'', 10.4 hours, 2011
21) PI of the Chandra cycle 12 proposal 12801023 ``AGN heating and cooling in the most luminous group cool core'' 89 ks + HST 3 orbits + EVLA 12 hrs
20) PI of the Chandra cycle 12 proposal 12600921 ``A hot X-ray tail from a transforming galaxy in A3627'', 95 ks + HST 3 orbits
19) PI of the XMM cycle 9 proposal 065272 ``Cavities, strong shocks and AGN heating in galaxy groups'', 72 ks B time + 73 ks C time, 2010
18) PI of the XMM cycle 9 proposal 065381 ``Are massive clusters always X-ray luminous?'', 45 ks on three clusters, C time, 2010
17) PI of the XMM cycle 9 proposal 065179 ``The connection of X-ray tails and HI tails of late-type cluster galaxies'', 84 ks A time on three galaxies, 2010
16) PI of the XMM cycle 9 proposal 065377 ``Finishing a representative sample of local galaxy groups'', 100 ks B time on two groups, 2010
15) PI of the Chandra cycle 11 proposal 11800517 ``Strong shocks, cavities and AGN heating in galaxy groups'', 109 ks exposure on one target, 2009, 61 K
14) PI of the Chandra cycle 11 proposal 11700638 ``Strong radio AGN in the center of galaxy groups'', 156 ks exposure on six targets, 2009, 84 K
13) PI of the XMM cycle 8 large proposal 060193 ``Building a representative sample of local galaxy groups'', 330 ks, 2009, 98 K
12) PI of the XMM cycle 8 proposal 060360 ``The connection of X-ray tails and HI tails of late-type cluster galaxies'', 140 ks, 2009, C targets
11) PI of the HST cycle 17 proposal 11683 ``Intracluster star formation and galaxy transformation: ESO 137-001 in A3627'', 2 orbits, 2009, 15 K
10) PI of the Chandra cycle 9 proposal 09610499 ``ESO 137-001 in A3627: ISM Stripping and Intracluster X-ray Binaries'', 150 ks exposure, 2008, 67 K
9) PI of the Chandra cycle 8 proposal 08610309 ``X-ray thermal coronae of early-type galaxies in hot clusters'', 110 ks exposure on three galaxies, 2006-2007, 64 K
8) PI of the Chandra cycle 7 archive proposal 07610308 ``X-ray coronae of early-type galaxies in rich clusters'', 54 K, 2005
7) Observer and author of the XMM cycle 6 proposal 050094 ``XMM-Newton Observations of Low Luminosity Clusters of Galaxies at z=0.3-0.5'', 68 ks on two targets (B)
6) Observer and author of the Chandra cycle 5 proposal 05800346 ``CHANDRA Observation of Galaxy Cluster A2069 - Implication for Hierarchical Mergers'', 60 ks (cannot be a PI as a Harvard student, same for the following proposals I wrote), Admin. PI: Steve Murray
5) Observer and author of the Chandra cycle 4 proposal 04800749 ``CHANDRA OBSERVATIONS OF TWO DYNAMICALLY YOUNG GALAXY CLUSTERS A2069 AND A2384'', 32 ks on A2384, Admin. PI: Maxim Markevitch
4) Observer and author of the Chandra cycle 4 proposal 04800391 ``OBSERVING THE X-RAY LUMINOUS GALAXY CORONAE IN A1367'', 50 ks, Admin. PI: Alexey Vikhlinin
3) Observer and author of the Chandra cycle 4 proposal 04500364 ``OBSERVING THE THERMAL COMPOSITE SNR KES 27'', 40 ks, Admin. PI: Fred Seward
2) Observer and author of the XMM cycle 2 proposal 014990 on four merging clust ers, 79 ks on four targets (1 B and 3 C, Admin. PI: Bill Forman)
1) Co-Is on >20 approved Chandra, XMM, Astro-E(2), HST, Spitzer, NOAO proposals (Who cares!)
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When I am bored with the X-ray data:
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1) PI of the Gemini proposal GS-2008A-Q-50 with the 8-m Gemini south telescope
2) PI of the NOAO proposal 2007A-0502 with the CTIO 1.5-m telescope
3) PI of the 6.5-m Magellan proposal through CfA (2003) with LDSS2
4) PI of a CfA proposal with the Mt. Hopkins 1.5-m telescope (2003), observed for four nights, on-site
5) SOAR 4.1-m remote observing for 14 nights from 2006 to 2009 (through MSU)
6) APO 3.5-m remote observing for 7 nights in 2009 (through UVa), including 3 nights on-site; 2 nights so far in 2010
7) PI of an approved ATCA proposal in 2010APRS, 84 hours to search for HI emission from ESO137-001/2; also an approved Mopra proposal to search for CO emission from ESO137-001, 48 hours
8) PI of an approved GMRT proposal in cycle 18, 8 hours for two groups (low frequency)
9) PI of an approved GMRT proposal in cycle 19, 12 hours for HI in a group cool core
10) PI of an approved EVLA proposal in 2011, 14 hours for HI in a group cool core
11) Co-I of an ALMA Cycle 0 Proposal on a group cool core
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Somtime I am forced to kill proposals per the request of higher power...
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1) Chandra panels in cycle 9 (deferred), 10 and 11
2) Suzaku panels in cycle 1, 2 and 4
3) Canadian Gemini TAC
4) ApJ and MNRAS referees
5) EVLA/VLBA referee in 2010-2011
6) JWST MIRI referee
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Somtime I confuse people by giving talks:
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2011:
 1) An invited talk in the First SOAR Science Symposium, Brazil, May 2011
 2) An invited talk in the ``12 Years of Science with Chandra'' (a Meeting in the 2011 summer AAS), Boston, May 25, 2011
 3) An invited seminar in Yale, 2011 (host: Nagai)

2010:
 1) A public talk in UVa observatory, Aug. 20, 2010
 2) A seminar in Hong Kong University, Aug., 2010
 3) An Invited colloquium in Stanford, Apr. 8, 2010
 4) A 25-min talk in Snow cluster conference, Utah, Apr., 2010
 5) A Campus visit talk in UTexas San Antonio, Feb., 2010

2009:
 1) NRAO/UVa TUNA talk, Oct., 2009
 2) A seminar in MPE, Sep., 2009
 3) A seminar in University of Innsbruck, Sep. 2010
 4) A contributed talk in X-ray Universe 2009, Bolognia, Italy, Sep. 2009
 5) A public talk in UVa observatory, Aug., 2009
 6) A contributed talk in Suzaku conference 2009, Otaru, Japan, June, 2009
 7) A contributed talk in AGN feedback conference, Madison, Wisconsin, May, 2009

2008 and before:
1) A solicited talk in the 36th COSPAR, 2006
2) A solicited talk in the 37th COSPAR, 2008
3) Oral talks in AAS (three times), HEAD and some seminars (CfA, MSU, University of Michigan - twice, UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine, UIUC, NRAO)
4) Posters on ... (Who cares!)
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Sometime evil Ming even confuses public media:
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1) UGC 6697 in A1367 (also featured on space.com, Jan. 31, 2005)
2) ESO 137-001 in A3627 (Orphan stars) (also featured on ScienceNOW, MSNBC, Science Daily, Sky and Telescope, space.com, Science@NASA, NOAO frontpage, HEASARC Picture of the Week and ESPN!)
3) ESO 137-001 in A3627 (Two tails) also shown on NOAO news (also featured on HEASARC Picture of the Week, NASA image of the day, "Day in photos" on Washington Post)
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