Edison Liang
Andrew Hayes Buchanan Professor of Astrophysics
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Prof. Liang received his B.A. and PhD in Physics from UC Berkeley. His PhD Thesis on the structure of the cosmological singularity was under the guidance of Profs. R.K.Sachs and J.S.Silk. He joined the Rice faculty in 1991 after teaching careers at Stanford University and Michigan State University, plus research and management positions at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He was an associate/deputy division leader in the Physics Directorate of LLNL before moving to Rice. His current research interests include high-performance computer simulations of relativistic plasmas and astrophysics, and experiments in high energy density physics with applications to antimatter creation, laboratory astrophysics, and medical physics. He is also interested in problems in computational fluid dynamics. His group is actively engaged in both theoretical and experimental projects. He is the author or coauthor of over 300 publications and a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Website: http://spacibm.rice.edu/~liang

Professor Liang will teach PHYS515: Classical Dynamics in Fall 2019 and ASTR100: Astrobiology in Spring 2020

Current Graduate Students: Yingchao Lu, Yiran Zhang

Current Undergraduate Research Assistants: Joseph Wang, Kevin Zheng, Chase Cartwright, Jackson White, Colton Alstatt, Kevin Guo, Matthew Burns

Recent PhD Graduates: Guy Hilburn (PhD 2012); Alexander Henderson (PhD 2015); Tilak Dhakal (PhD 2017)

Recent Postdocs: Kochi Noguchi (Technical Staff, Advancesoft, Tokyo); Xin Wang ; Wen Fu (Staff, BP)







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 Dr. Edison Liang
Office: 342 Herman Brown Hall
Telephone: 713-348-3524
Email: liang@rice.edu