Theoretical Astrophysics Group

Research Areas

Computational Astrophysics
Plasma Astrophysics, Shocks, Turbulence, and Magnetic fields
Monte Carlo Lya Radiative Transfer
Self-consistent Modeling of Dust Polarization
MHD Simulations, Particle-in-Cell Simulations
Dynamical evolution of star clusters

Theoretical Astrophysics
Particle Acceleration, Cosmic Rays
Physics of Grain Alignment, Anomalous Microwave Emission by Dust Nanoparticles
Interactions of Relativistic Nano Spacecraft with the Interstellar Medium
Acceleration of Dust Grains in MHD turbulence

Gravitational Wave Astrophysics
GW data analysis: Parameter estimation
Waveform modeling and systematic accuracy
Compact Binaries, Numerical Relativity

Referred Journal Publications (2017)

  • Bae, Yeong-Bok; Lee, Hyung Mok; Kang, Gungwon; Hansen, Jakob, Gravitational radiation driven capture in unequal mass black hole encounters, 2017, PhRvD,96h4009B
  • Hoang Thiem, and Loeb, A., Electromagnetic forces on a relativistic spacecraft in the interstellar medium , 2017, ApJ, 848, 31
  • Hoang Thiem, Relativistic Gas Drag on Dust Grains and Implications, 2017, ApJ, 847, 77
  • Han Zhang, CM Telesco, Hoang Thiem, et al., Detection of Polarized Infrared Emission by Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the MWC 1080 Nebula, 2017, ApJ, 844, 6
  • Park Dawoo, Kim Chunglee, Lee, Hyung Mok, Bae, Yeong-Bok, Belczynski, Krzysztof, Black hole binaries dynamically formed in globular clusters, 2017, MNRAS, 469, 4665
  • Hoang Thiem, Effect of alignment on polarized infrared emission from polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, 2017, ApJ, 838, 112
  • Hoang, Thiem, Lazarian, A., Burkhart, B., and Loeb, A., The interaction of relativistic spacecrafts with the interstellar medium, 2017,ApJ, 837, 5, arXiv:1608.05284
  • Hoang Thiem, Properties and Alignment of Interstellar Grains toward Supernova Type Ia with anomalous polarization curves, 2017, ApJ, 836, 13
  • Ward-Thompson, Derek, including Hoang Thiem (12th author), First Results from BISTRO: A SCUBA-2 Polarimeter Survey of the Gould Belt, ApJ, 842, 66
  • Reinout J. van Weeren, Felipe Andrade-Santos, William A. Dawson, et al, including Ryu, D., The Case for Electron Re-Acceleration at Galaxy Cluster Shocks, Nature Astronomy, Jan 4, 2017, arXiv:1701.01439
  • Vazza, F.; Jones, T. W.; Brüggen, M.; Brunetti, G.; Gheller, C.; Porter, D.; Ryu, D.,Turbulence and vorticity in Galaxy clusters generated by structure formation</a>, 2017, MNRAS 464, 1
  • The Telescope Array (TA) Collaboration, including Ryu, D. Search for EeV Protons of Galactic Origin, 2017, Astroparticle Physics, 86, 21-26.
  • The Telescope Array (TA) Collaboration, including Ryu, D., “First Upper Limits on the Radar Cross Section of Cosmic-Ray Induced Extensive Air Showers, 2017, Astroparticle Physics, 87, 1-17.