Faculty Profile

Yuan Li

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Physics
College
College of Science

    

Education

PhD, Columbia University, 2014.
Major: Astronomy and Astrophysics
Degree Specialization: Astrophysics
Dissertation Title: AGN Feedback in Cool-Core Galaxy Clusters

Current Scheduled Teaching*

No current or future courses scheduled.

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

PHYS 1210.002, Conceptual Physics, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
PHYS 5920.781, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Spring 2021
PHYS 5910.758, Special Problems, Spring 2021
PHYS 5910.781, Special Problems, Fall 2020

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Journal Article
Voit, G. M., Bryan, G. L., Prasad, D., Frisbie, R., Li, Y., Donahue, M., O’Shea, B. W., Sun, M., Werner, N. A Black Hole Feedback Valve in Massive Galaxies. The Astrophysical Journal. 899(1), 70. American Astronomical Society. http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aba42e
Voit, G. M., Meece, G., Li, Y., O’Shea, B. W., Bryan, G. L., Donahue, M. A Global Model for Circumgalactic and Cluster-core Precipitation. The Astrophysical Journal. 845(1), 80. American Astronomical Society. http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa7d04
Li, Y., Ruszkowski, M., Bryan, G. L. AGN Heating in Simulated Cool-core Clusters. The Astrophysical Journal. 847(2), 106. American Astronomical Society. http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa88c1
Li, Y., Habouzit, M., Genel, S., Somerville, R., Terrazas, B. A., Bell, E. F., Pillepich, A., Nelson, D., Weinberger, R., Rodriguez-Gomez, V., Ma, C., Pakmor, R., Hernquist, L., Vogelsberger, M. Correlations between Black Holes and Host Galaxies in the Illustris and IllustrisTNG Simulations. The Astrophysical Journal. 895(2), 102. American Astronomical Society. http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab8f8d
Li, Y., Gendron-Marsolais, M., Zhuravleva, I., Xu, S., Simionescu, A., Tremblay, G. R., Lochhaas, C., Bryan, G. L., Quataert, E., Murray, N. W., Boselli, A., Hlavacek-Larrondo, J., Zheng, Y., Fossati, M., Li, M., Emsellem, E., Sarzi, M., Arzamasskiy, L., Vishniac, E. T. Direct Detection of Black Hole-driven Turbulence in the Centers of Galaxy Clusters. The Astrophysical Journal. 889(1), L1. American Astronomical Society. http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/ab65c7
Ha, T., Li, Y., Xu, S., Kounkel, M., Li, H. Measuring Turbulence with Young Stars in the Orion Complex. The Astrophysical Journal. 907(2), L40. American Astronomical Society. http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/abd8c9
Frisbie, R. L., Donahue, M., Voit, G. M., Connor, T., Li, Y., Sun, M., Lakhchaura, K., Werner, N., Grossova, R. Properties of the Hot Ambient Medium of Early-type Galaxies Hosting Powerful Radio Sources. The Astrophysical Journal. 899(2), 159. American Astronomical Society. http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aba8a8
Fogarty, K., Postman, M., Li, Y., Dannerbauer, H., Liu, H. B., Donahue, M., Ziegler, B., Koekemoer, A., Frye, B. The Dust and Molecular Gas in the Brightest Cluster Galaxy in MACS 1931.8-2635. The Astrophysical Journal. 879(2), 103. American Astronomical Society. http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab22a4
Li, Y., Ruszkowski, M., Tremblay, G. The Effects of Ram Pressure on the Cold Clouds in the Centers of Galaxy Clusters. The Astrophysical Journal. 854(2), 91. American Astronomical Society. http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aaa843
Li, Y., Bryan, G. L., Quataert, E. The Fate of Asymptotic Giant Branch Winds in Massive Galaxies and the Intracluster Medium. The Astrophysical Journal. 887(1), 41. American Astronomical Society. http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab4bca
Li, M., Li, Y., Bryan, G. L., Ostriker, E. C., Quataert, E. The Impact of Type Ia Supernovae in Quiescent Galaxies. I. Formation of the Multiphase Interstellar Medium. The Astrophysical Journal. 894(1), 44. American Astronomical Society. http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab86b4
Li, M., Li, Y., Bryan, G. L., Ostriker, E. C., Quataert, E. The Impact of Type Ia Supernovae in Quiescent Galaxies. II. Energetics and Turbulence. The Astrophysical Journal. 898(1), 23. American Astronomical Society. http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab9c22
Qiu, Y., Bogdanović, T., Li, Y., Park, K., Wise, J. H. The Interplay of Kinetic and Radiative Feedback in Galaxy Clusters. The Astrophysical Journal. 877(1), 47. American Astronomical Society. http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab18fd
Donahue, M., Connor, T., Fogarty, K., Li, Y., Voit, G. M., Postman, M., Koekemoer, A., Moustakas, J., Bradley, L., Ford, H. ULTRAVIOLET MORPHOLOGY AND UNOBSCURED UV STAR FORMATION RATES OF CLASH BRIGHTEST CLUSTER GALAXIES. The Astrophysical Journal. 805(2), 177. American Astronomical Society. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-637x/805/2/177
Qiu, Y., Bogdanović, T., Li, Y., McDonald, M. Using H α Filaments to Probe Active Galactic Nuclei Feedback in Galaxy Clusters. The Astrophysical Journal. 872(1), L11. American Astronomical Society. http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/ab0375
Qiu, Y., Bogdanović, T., Li, Y., McDonald, M., McNamara, B. R. (2020). The formation of dusty cold gas filaments from galaxy cluster simulations. Other. 4(9), 900-906. Springer Science and Business Media LLC. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41550-020-1090-7
Li, Y. (2020). Probing Magnetic Field Morphology in Galaxy Clusters with the Gradient Technique. The Astrophysical Journal.
Wang, C., Li, Y., Ruszkowski, M. (2019). AGN feedback and multiphase gas in giant elliptical galaxies. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 482(3), 3576-3590. Oxford University Press (OUP). http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/sty2906
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