Luan Luan

Teaching Assistant
luanluan@umass.edu

Office: 

LGRT 517B

Address: 

University of Massachusetts Department of Astronomy LGRT 532A 710 North Pleasant Street Amherst, MA 01003-9305

Advisor: 

Martin Weinberg

Research Interests: 

My current interest focus on galactic dynamics and evolution. I use high resolution simulation and those most fundamental laws of motion and interaction between bodies to explore the basic picture and mechanism of the dynamic evolution of galaxies. My current project is focusing on the formation and evolution of the bar of galaxies, which is a very ubiquitous but incomprehensible structure in the galaxies. We started the simulation from the early days of the universe, introducing dark matter halo accretion and star formation in galaxies, trying to find those mechanisms that help and prevent bar formation.

Luan Luan wearing red ski jacket in front of snow covered mountain on cloudy day