About Me

I am currently a postdoc at McMaster University and am partially supported by Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA) through a National Fellowship. I received my B.S. degree in Physics from Tsinghua University in 2015, and my Ph.D. in Astronomy from the Ohio State University in 2021 (advisor: Adam Leroy).

As an astrophysist, I would like to understand the physics that shapes the interstellar medium and regulates star formation in galaxies. A significant portion of my research is done with the PHANGS collaboration. While I specialize in analyzing millimeter and radio interferometric data, my research has used a wide variety of multiwavelength observations as well as "synthetic observations" in numerical simulations. More to follow on my research page!

In my leisure time, I love listening to classical music and playing piano. Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, and Mahler are among my favorite composers. I also enjoy reading books on many topics and have recently developed an interest in philosophy of science.

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Email: sun208@mcmaster.ca
Address: 1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8.

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