Min Yun

Professor
Chief Undergraduate Advisor
Honors Program Director
Project Scientist for Large Millimeter Telescope
myun@astro.umass.edu

Education: 

PhD, Harvard University, 1992

Research Interests: 

My primary field of research is galaxy evolution, particularly through tracing the gas content and star formation activities over the cosmic time.  Because most young stars form obscured by the gas and dust that gave their birth, I specialize in tracers in the infrared and radio wavelengths that can see through the obscuration.  My technical training is in radio astronomy with a specialization in radio interferometry (VLA, ALMA), and I am currently the Project Scientist for the Large Millimeter Telescope, which is the collaboration between the University of Massachusetts and the country of Mexico.

Office: 

LGRT-B 522

Address: 

University of Massachusetts Department of Astronomy LGRT-B 522 710 North Pleasant Street Amherst, MA 01003-9305

Phone Number: 

413-545-2215

Fax: 

413-545-4223
Portirat photo of Min Yun

Teaching Statement: 

I see my main role as a professor in astronomy to be a facilitator of student success in both academia and in private sectors. In Gen Ed classes, I aim to share with non-science majors the wonders of the nature and the added appreciation coming from understanding the simple yet elegant way the nature works. For the undergraduate major courses, I emphasize their training as thinkers and smart problem solvers, with technical savvy. For the graduate courses, my emphasis is on adding powerful and unique research tools to their tool sets so that students can explore new avenues of research and potentially gain an important advantage in their postdoctoral career.