Yajie Yuan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Physics, Washington University in St. Louis

Yajie’s research focuses on the physics of high-energy processes powered by black holes and neutron stars. She uses both theoretical analysis and state-of-the-art, large-scale numerical simulations to model plasma dynamics and particle acceleration near these compact objects.

Yajie got her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2016, and was a Lyman Spitzer, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University before joining the Flatiron Institute. She is now an assistant professor of physics at Washington University in St. Louis.

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