Zhi-Yun Li headshot
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Zhi-Yun Li

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Astronomy
Office location and address
Room 268, Astronomy Building
530 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Mapping Dust Polarization of a Dense Cluster-Forming Filament in the Best Magnetically Characterized Giant Molecular Cloud Vela C with HAWC+
Source: Universities Space Research Association
July 13, 2021 – July 12, 2023
Towards a complete and self-consistent understanding of protostellar outflows
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
July 01, 2020 – June 30, 2023
Towards a Complete Understanding of Young Embedded Disks - InAndOut
Source: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissensc
September 01, 2020 – August 31, 2022
AS-VITA Protostellar Disk Formation in Magnetized Clouds: How to Avert the Magnetic Braking Catastrophe?
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
September 01, 2017 – August 31, 2022
The Thermal and Chemical History of Accreted Pebbles
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
July 01, 2019 – June 30, 2022
A HAWC+ and BLASTPol study of magnetic fields from core to cloud scales
Source: Universities Space Research Association
May 21, 2019 – May 20, 2022
AS-CHEM Coupled hydrodynamic and chemical/spectral modeling of high-mass star-forming cores
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
February 27, 2018 – February 26, 2022
AS-VITA The Balloon-borne Large Aperture Telescope for Polarization - BLASTPol
Source: University Of Pennsylvania
February 01, 2018 – January 31, 2022
Connecting Magnetic Fields From Molecular Clouds to Protostellar Systems: The Multiscale Behaviors in Star-Forming Regions
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
September 01, 2018 – August 31, 2021
Probing Disk Magnetic Fields and Grain Growth Through (Sub)millimeter Polarization
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
September 01, 2018 – August 31, 2021
BOPS: B-Field Orion Protostellar Survey (A-ranked), SOS Andy Lam
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
October 01, 2017 – September 30, 2019
AS-VITA Binary Formation in Magnetized Molecular Clouds
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
July 01, 2014 – June 30, 2019
AS-VITA Strengthening Foundations for Magnetocentrifugal Outflows: Jet ROtation and Disk-Wind Connection in Star Formation
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
September 15, 2013 – August 31, 2018
AS-ASTR Determination of the Magnetic Field Structure of Giant Molecular Clouds
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2016 – May 31, 2018
AS-ASTR NRAO ALMA Student Observing Support for Haifeng Yang 16-17
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
August 06, 2016 – March 31, 2018
AS-ASTR-NRAO Student Observing Support Patrick King AY 15-16
Source: U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory
August 11, 2015 – August 10, 2017
Magnetic Braking and the Origin of Protostellar Disks
Source: U.S. Nasa - Goddard
July 15, 2010 – August 31, 2015
Inferring the Launching Conditions of the DG Tau X-ray Jet from Chandra Observations
Source: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
January 01, 2010 – February 28, 2013
ASTR 1210: Introduction to the Sky and Solar System
Credits: 3
A study of the night sky primarily for non-science majors. Provides a brief history of astronomy through Newton. Topics include the properties of the sun, earth, moon, planets, asteroids, meteors and comets; origin and evolution of the solar system; life in the universe; and recent results from space missions and ground-based telescopes.
ASTR 4993: Tutorial
Credits: 3
Independent study of a topic of special interest to the student under individual supervision by a faculty member. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ASTR 4998: Senior Thesis
Credits: 3
May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ASTR 5430: Stellar Astrophysics
Credits: 3
Studies observed properties and physics of stars including radiative transfer; stellar thermodynamics; convection; formation of spectra in atmospheres; equations of stellar structure; nuclear reactions; stellar evolution; and nucleosynthesis. Includes applicable numerical techniques. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ASTR 9995: Supervised Research
Credits: 1–12
Under supervision, the student undertakes or assists with a current research problem. This course may be repeated for credit.
ASTR 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.