[8/30-31] - Workshop on WFIRST/LSST Deep Fields (Breakout Talk) @ Princeton, NJ - click here -- slides [11/8] - Physics Colloquium @ University of San Francisco, CA - click here -- slides [12/5-7] - Near/Far Workshop:The Faint End of the High-z UV Luminosity Function @ Napa, CA - click here -- slides [1/21-25] - The Growth of Galaxies in the Early Universe – V @ Sexten, Italy - click here -- slides More on the way! [Highlight] - UV luminosity functions released with Paper I are available! [Highlight] - CCA-STScI Epoch of Reionization & Early Galaxy Evolution with JWST Workshop
I use the well-established Santa Cruz semi-analytic model (SAM) to study the formation and evolution of galaxies at ultrahigh redshifts (up to z ~ 15!). Currently, I am using the SAM to make predictions for the long-anticipated JWST telescope. Taking advantage of the model's efficiency, I also study the impact of uncertainties in the current galaxy formation model by systematically varying subgrid physical parameters. WIth these galaxies predicted by our physically motivate models, I study their impact on cosmic reionization.
Ph.D. Physics, Rutgers University, expected 2020 B.S. Physics and Mathematics, University of San Francisco, 2014
Click here for a copy of my current CV
***NEW*** [Aug 2018] Workshop on WFIRST/LSST Deep Fields : semi-analytic forecasts: joint constraints from wide and deep surveys - click here ***NEW*** [Jul 2018] ESA/ESTEC jwst/euclid synergy: Semi-analytic forecast: uncovering galaxy formation with joint constraints from wide and deep surveys [Feb 2018] Aspen Winter Conference: Galaxy Formation in the Epoch of Reionization: Semi-Analytic Model Predictions for JWST Observations [Oct 2017] MPIA Galaxy Coffee: Galaxy Formation at Extreme Redshifts: Semi-analytic Model Predictions and Implication on Cosmic Reionization [Jun 2017] Galaxy Evolution Across Time: Galaxy Formation at Extreme Redshifts: Semi-analytic Model Predictions and Challenges for Observations [Jun 2016] 32nd IAP Colloquium: UV Luminosity Functions at z > 6 predicted by SAMs
***NEW*** [Jul 2018] The Physics of Galaxy Scaling Relations: Evolution of physical properties & scaling relations for high-redshift galaxies - click here ***NEW*** [Jun 2018] Rise and shine: galaxies in the epoch of reionization: Semi-analytic forecasts for JWST Trilogy - click here
President, Graduate Student Organization (GSO) for Physics and Astronomy, 2015-2016 President, Astronomy Club at University of San Francisco, 2014-2015 Vice President, Astronomy Club at University of San Francisco, 2013-2014
I am currently taking a break from teaching! ;-)
Physics 607: Galaxies and Galaxy Dynamics - Spring 2018 Physics 327: Modern Instrumentation - Spring 2016Physics 275: Classical Physics Lab - Fall 2015Physics 230: Analytical Physics II Lab - Spring 2015Physics 227: Analytical Physics II - Fall 2014
You may reach me at: yung AT physics.rutgers.eduMy current office hours:CCA: Mon - Fri Rutgers: Sat - SunOffice Locations:162 5th AveCenter for Computational AstrophysicsFlatiron InstituteNew York, NY 10010orSerin Physics Building, Room 331Department of Physics and AstronomyRutgers, The State University of New Jersey136 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
I was born and raised in Hong Kong! In 2007, I moved to Hawaii with my family and completed high school in 2009. After brief attendance at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, I moved to California and obtained my bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics from the University of San Francisco. Immediately after that, I moved to New Jersey for graduate study in Astrophysics.
Use of Name
In my pre-2016 career, I went by "Long Yan Yung", which is a direct phonetic translation of my name under a scheme established during the British Colonial Hong Kong time. Although my name has its Chinese origin, it follows neither the more popular pronunciation schemes established by the Chinese or the Taiwanese. In order to elimintate pronounciation confusion, I have initialized "Long Yan" to L.Y. and go by Aaron, as it is always part of my name.