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Yale Astronomy

Postdoctoral Associates & Fellows

Songhu Wang

Songhu Wang Songhu is a postdoctoral researcher in astronomy at Yale, in the field of exoplanets. His research interests seek to better understand the nature, origin, and evolution of exoplanets using both theoretical and observational approaches. He is currently working with Prof. Greg Laughlin to study the role of vortices in protoplanetary disk, and the dynamical evolution of exoplanetary systems. He is a member of the Lick-Carnegie Exoplanet Survey, using 2.4m Automatic Planet Finder (APF) telescope to search for Doppler velocity signatures of exoplanets around nearby stars. He also uses APF to conduct follow-up observations of transiting exoplanetary candidates detected from K2 using his own pipeline. He is leading the Transiting Exoplanet Monitoring Project (TEMP) he initiated during his Ph.D. to revisit the known transiting exoplanets. He is also initiating an observational project to measure the spin-orbital obliquity of exoplanets and binary stars via the Rossiter-Mclaughlin effect or via asteroseismology. He earned his Ph.D. in astronomy from Nanjing University in June 2016 for his research on the time-domain astronomy with Chinese Small Telescope ARray (CSTAR).
Want to learn more about Songhu's research? Please visit his website, or contact him directly.