Lile Wang, Ph.D.

Flatiron Research Fellow, Planet Formation, CCA, Flatiron Institute

Lile Wang earned his B.S. in physics from Tsinghua University in 2012, and Ph. D. in astrophysics from Princeton University in 2018, before joining the Flatiron Institute as a post-doctoral fellow.

Lile Wang’s research focuses on numerical simulations in astrophysics. He is now mainly interested in developing consistent methods for GPU-accelerated real-time computation methods, which efficiently co-evolve thermochemistry and radiation fields with (magneto-)hydrodynamic simulations, in realtime. These methods are applied to various types of astrophysical systems, including

  • Protoplanetary disks,
  • Exoplanet atmospheres,
  • Galaxy clusters in cosmological simulations.

New tools and methods are also being developed to generate observational diagnostics (e.g. emission line profiles) for those systems to bridge simulations to observations.

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