Edison Liang
Andrew Hayes Buchanan Professor of Astrophysics



Edison Liang completed his Physics PhD at UC Berkeley at the 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, 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 experimental high energy density physics, which has applications to nuclear fusion, gamma-rays and antimatter creation, laboratory astrophysics, and medical physics. He also studies 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 2020


Current Graduate Students: Yingchao Lu, Kyle Perez

Current Undergraduate Research Assistants: Jackson White (BS 2021), Matthew Burns (BS 2021), Chase Cartwright (BS 2022), Kevin Zheng (BS 2022),

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

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