Edison Liang
Andrew Hayes Buchanan Professor of Astrophysics

Edison Liang received both his BA and PhD in Physics from UC Berkeley. 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 prior to moving to Rice. His current research interests are divided between computer simulations of relativistic plasmas and astrophysics, and high energy density physics, which has applications to nuclear fusion, gamma-rays and antimatter creation, laboratory astrophysics, and medical physics. He is also interested in problems in computational fluid dynamics. His group is actively involved 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: https://spacibm.rice.edu/~liang

Professor Liang teaches ASTR400/500: AU Seminar, ASTR100: Life in the Universe, in the Spring Semester of 2023

Current Graduate Student: Kyle Perez, Brandon Cage

Current Undergraduate Research Assistant: Elliot Fang (BS 2023), Sanya Arora (BS 2025)

Recent PhD Graduates: Guy Hilburn (PhD 2012); Alexander Henderson (PhD 2015); Tilak Dhakal (PhD 2017); Yingchao Lu (PhD 2020)

Recent Postdocs: Kochi Noguchi (Japan Patent Officer, Tokyo); Xin Wang ; Wen Fu (Staff, BP, Houston)






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