Zhi-Yun Li, Professor of Astronomy

Email: zl4h@virginia.edu
Phone: (434) 924-4891
Fax: (434) 924-3104
Office: 259 Astronomy Building
   Department of Astronomy
   PO Box 400325
   Charlottesville, VA 22904-4325


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

Research Interests
Star Formation
Gamma-Ray Bursts

Recent Research Assistants
Hung-Yu Jian (M.A., 2000)
Ronak Shah (Ph.D. 2000)
Cheng-Yu Kuo (M.A. 2005)
Rick Mellon (Ph.D. 2009)
George Trammell (Ph.D. 2013)
Jeffrey Anderson (Ph.D., to be finished)
Bo Zhao (Ph.D.)
Scott Suriano (Ph.D.)
Patrick King (Ph.D.)

Courses Recently Taught
Astronomy 121
Astronomy 124
Astronomy 543
Astronomy 544
Link to publications (NASA ADS)
Link to preprints on astro-ph

My research is in the areas of Star Formation, Gamma Ray Bursts, and Extrasolar Planets. I work on many aspects of star formation, including jets and winds, protostellar disk formation, dense cores, and the formation of binaries, multiple systems, and stellar clusters. With Roger Chevalier, I study the interaction of GRB ejecta with ambient medium, to constrain the GRB progenitors. With Phil Arras, I investigate the upper atmospheres of hot Jupiters, focusing on the potential effects of magnetic fields.

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