Edison Liang
Andrew Hayes Buchanan Professor of Astrophysics



Prof. Liang completed his PhD in Physics at UC Berkeley at the young age of twenty three. 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, followed by research and management positions at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He was an associate/deputy division leader in the Physics Directorate of LLNL prior to moving to Rice. His current research interests include high-performance computer simulations of relativistic plasmas and high energy 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. (Click on the above pictures to sample recent publications)
Website: http://spacibm.rice.edu/~liang


Professor Liang teaches PHYS515: Classical Dynamics in the Fall Semester of 2017


Current Graduate Student: Yingchao Lu

Current Undergraduate Research Assistants: Allen Mao (BS 2020), Jake Spisak (BS 2018), Omar Garcia (BS 2019)

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


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