Upcoming Travels & Talks: [10/28 - 11/1] - Leiden Galaxy Workship @ Leiden, Netherlands [11/4 - 11/5] - Neil Bohr Institute @ Copenhage, Denmark [11/6 - 11/8] - Oxford and UCL @ England, UK [11/11 - 11/12] - ESO and MPA @ Garching, Germany [11/13 - 11/15] - Ringberg, Germany [1/4 - 1/8, 2020] - AAS Dissertation Talk @ Honolulu, Hawaii (Aaron's Home!) More on the way! Research and Data Release Paper I - ADS - arXiv - data mirror1 - data mirror2 Paper II - ADS - arXiv - data mirror1 - data mirror2 Paper III - ADS - arXiv - data mirror1 - data mirror2 Paper IV - coming soon ***Semi-Analytic Forecasts Data Products release through the Flatiron Institute***
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
[ SAM JWST Paper I ] Semi-analytic forecasts for JWST - I. UV luminosity functions at z = 4 -10 -- Paper I data release -- [ SAM JWST Paper II ] Semi-analytic forecasts for JWST - II. Physical properties and scaling relations for galaxies at z = 4 - 10 -- Paper II data release -- [ SAM JWST Paper III ] Semi-analytic forecasts for JWST - III. Intrinsic production rate of Lyman-continuum radiation -- In Prep | Coming This Fall! -- [ SAM JWST Paper IV ] Semi-analytic forecasts for JWST - IV. Implications on cosmic reionization and LyC escape fraction at z = 4 - 15 -- In Prep | Coming This Fall! -- [ SAM JWST Paper V ] Semi-analytic forecasts for JWST - V. Yes there is a planned fifth paper, stay tuned! -- In Prep | Coming Next Spring! -- More on the way! or check out ADS! Also see the following Co-Author Publications Jones et al. 2018, Stevans et al. 2018, Popping et al. 2019
[Sep 2019] Harvard University CfA: Galaxies and Cosmology Seminar [Sep 2019] Yale University: Galaxy Journal Club [Jul 2019] WFIRST Science Jamboree, Goddard Space Flight Center - click here [Jun 2019] Origins Space Telescope: Community Science Meeting : Semi-analytic forecasts: Uncovering Galaxy Formation with JWST, WFIRST, and Beyond click here [Feb 2019] STScI Galaxy Club : Semi-analytic forecasts: high-redshift galaxy demographics and implications for reionization - click here [Jan 2019] The Growth of Galaxies in the Early Universe – V : Semi-analytic forecasts: high-redshift galaxy demographics and implications for reionization - click here [Nov 2018] Univ. of San Fran. Physics Colloquium : Modeling galaxy formation in the Epoch of Reionization and making forecasts for JWST observations - click here [Aug 2018] Workshop on WFIRST/LSST Deep Fields : semi-analytic forecasts: joint constraints from wide and deep surveys - click here [Jul 2018] ESA/ESTEC jwst/euclid synergy: Semi-analytic forecast: uncovering galaxy formation with joint constraints from wide and deep surveys - click here [Feb 2018] Aspen Winter Conference: Galaxy Formation in the Epoch of Reionization: Semi-Analytic Model Predictions for JWST Observations - click here [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
[Aug 2019] 2019 Santa Cruz Galaxy Workshop University of California Santa Cruz: Uncovering galaxy formation with joint constraints from deep surveys & reionization - click here [Jun 2019] CosmoGold IAP 2019: The golden age of cosmology from Planck to Euclid: Uncovering galaxy formation with joint constraints from deep surveys & reionization - click here [Jun 2019] IAU Symposium 352 Uncovering early galaxy evolution in the ALMA and JWST era: Uncovering early galaxy evolution in the ALMA and JWST era - click here [Jul 2018] The Physics of Galaxy Scaling Relations: Evolution of physical properties & scaling relations for high-redshift galaxies - click here [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 Main organizer for workshop: CCA-STScI Epoch of Reionization & Early Galaxy Evolution with JWST Workshop
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.edu My current office hours: Flatiron: Mon - Fri Rutgers: By Appointment Office Locations:Center for Computational Astrophysics, Rm 502Flatiron Institute162 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010orDepartment of Physics and Astronomy, Rm 331Rutgers University136 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 容朗殷 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.