I am currently a postdoc in theoretical and computational astrophysics.
My research interests include:
Black hole accretion disks, jets, observational diagnostics; BH mergers, tidal disruptions and growth.
Protoplanetary disks, planet formation and the dynamics of planets.
Star formation, both at low redshift and early universe.
Plasma physics, plasma and MHD instabilities, dynamo theory.
Turbulence theory for astrophysical fluid and its applications.
The role of magnetic fields in the astrophysical environment, and their measurement.
I spend most of my time solving complex astrophysical fluid problems using computers (minored in CS in college ;).
I have great interest in numerical algorithms for hydrodynamics/MHD/GRMHD and enjoy CFD code design and development.
1. Turbulent disk angular momentum field in an axisymmetrical model (resolution: 1024/H).
Code: HAM, a non-relativistic version of HARM.
2. Snapshots of a 16Hx20Hx10H stratified turbulent disk.
Code: mthreed, a Zeus type code with orbital advection.
3. Movie: comparison of two shearing boxes with different sizes (size ~30Mb).
4. Snapshot from a global GRMHD black hole thin (a=0, h/r~0.05) accretion disk simulation.
Code: HARM3D. Color: log(density); lines: magenetic field.
5. Movie: evolution of an accretion disk misaligned with the black hole spin (size ~90Mb).