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Yuexing Cindy Li

Ph.D., Columbia University, 2005

Assistant Professor
Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
Penn State University
525 Davey Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Tel: 814-867-2291, Fax: 814-863-2842
Email: yuexing[at]astro.psu.edu
Curriculum Vitae
Publication List

I study the formation, evolution, and multi-wavelength properties of galaxies and quasars from cosmic dawn to present day, by combining multi-scale cosmological simulations with multi-wavelength radiative transfer, which I have developed over the past few years. The combination of these two powerful tools has numerous applications for various topics. It bridges hydrodynamic simulations and observations, and offers an unprecedented direct comparison between theoretical predictions and real observations over a wide range of properties.

Research Interests

  • Cosmology: formation and evolution of large-scale structures, galaxies and quasars
  • Radiative transfer: multi-wavelengths properties (from x-ray to optical /infrared to millimeter) of galaxies and quasars
  • Special topics: the first galaxies and quasars in the epoch of reionization, LIRGs /ULIRGs, co-evolution of SMBHs and host galaxies, clustering of galaxies and quasars

I'm organizing an upcoming conference, The First Galaxies, Quasars, and Gamma-Ray Bursts , to be held at Penn State June 6-10, 2010.