I am an astrophysicist specializing in galaxy formation theory. Currently a PBC fellow in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, I got my Bachelor of Science from Nanjing University (2010) and PhD in astrophysics from Yale University (2016), and I will be a Troesh Postdoctoral Scholar at Caltech and Carnegie starting from Jan2020. I study the interplay between galaxies and their hosting dark matter halos using semi-analytic modeling and cosmological simulations, with an emphasize on galaxy size and morphology, properties of dwarf and satellite galaxies.

SatGen: a semi-analytic satellite galaxy generator

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I develop a semi-analytic model ("SatGen") for generating satellite galaxy populations for host systems of desired halo mass, redshift, and environment.

Galaxy-halo connection

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I study galaxy-halo connections using hydro-cosmological simulations.

Morphology of early-type galaxies

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Sometimes I am an observer, and am interested in revealing the subtleties in the seemingly featureless early-type galaxies.