Dr. L Y Aaron Yung

Dr. L Y Aaron Yung

  • NASA POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW
  • 808.256.7294
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 665
  • COLUMBIA , MD 21044
  • Employer: UNIVERSITIES SPACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
  • Brief Bio

    Aaron Yung is currently a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow at Goddard Space Flight Center, working on various projects related to exploring the primordial universe with the James Webb Space Telescope and the Roman Space Telescope. Prior to joining NASA, Aaron obtained his bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from the University of San Francisco in 2014. After that, he pursued graduate study under the direction of Rachel Somerville in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University. In 2016, Aaron joined the Center for Computational Astrophysics at the Flatiron Institute in New York as a visiting researcher and remained there until the completion of his PhD. Aaron's dissertation research has been published in a series of work entitled “Semi-analytic forecasts for JWST”, which he studied the co-evolution of galaxy formation and cosmic reionization using semi-analytic methods.

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    Positions/Employment

    10/2020 - Present

    NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) Fellow

    Astrophysics Science Division, Goddard Space Flight Center
    9/2016 - 9/2020

    Flatiron Visiting Researcher

    Center for Computational Astrophysics, Flatiron Institute

    Education

    Ph.D., Physics, Rutgers University, 2020

    B.S., Physics, Univ. of San Francisco, 2014

    B.S., Mathematics, Univ. of San Francisco, 2014

    Grants

    JWST Cycle 1 Theory Research, NASA / STScI

    Constraining the Seeding and Growth of First Black Holes via Observable Signatures from the Early Universe

    ; PI

    Brief Bio

    Aaron Yung is currently a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow at Goddard Space Flight Center, working on various projects related to exploring the primordial universe with the James Webb Space Telescope and the Roman Space Telescope. Prior to joining NASA, Aaron obtained his bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from the University of San Francisco in 2014. After that, he pursued graduate study under the direction of Rachel Somerville in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University. In 2016, Aaron joined the Center for Computational Astrophysics at the Flatiron Institute in New York as a visiting researcher and remained there until the completion of his PhD. Aaron's dissertation research has been published in a series of work entitled “Semi-analytic forecasts for JWST”, which he studied the co-evolution of galaxy formation and cosmic reionization using semi-analytic methods.

    Personal Website

    Full CV in PDF

    List of Publications on ADS

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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