Zhi-Yun Li, Professor of Astronomy

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

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

Research Interests
Star Formation
Gamma-Ray Bursts
Exoplanets
Magnetohydrodynamics

Recent Research Assistants
Former:
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)
Current:
Bo Zhao (Ph.D.)
Scott Suriano (Ph.D.)
Patrick King (Ph.D.)

Courses Recently Taught
Astronomy 121
Astronomy 124
Astronomy 543
Astronomy 544
Publications
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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