Qingjuan Yu
CURRICULUM VITAE
Education
Sep 1998 - Aug 2002 Ph.D. in Astrophysics, Department of Astrophysical SciencesPrinceton University
Advisor:  Prof. Scott Tremaine
Sep 1995 - Jun 1998 Graduate student, Center for Astrophysics,  Univ. of Sci. & Tech. of China
Advisor:  Prof. Youyuan Zhou
Sep 1991 - Jun 1995 B.S. in Physics, Department of PhysicsUniv. of Sci. & Tech. of China
Research Experience
Sep 2008 - present Professor, Kavli Institute for Astronomy and AstrophysicsPeking University
Mar 2008 - Aug 2008 Visiting Scientist, Institute for Advanced StudyCanadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
Sep 2006 - Feb 2008 Research Associate, Department of Astronomy and AstrophysicsUniversity of California at Santa Cruz
Sep 2003 - Aug 2006 Hubble Fellow, Theoretical Astrophysics Center,  University of California at Berkeley
Sep 2002 - Aug 2003 Postdoctoral Fellow, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
Aug 1998 - Aug 2002 Research Assistant, Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University
Sep 1995 - Jun 1998 Research Assistant, Center for Astrophysics,  Univ. of Sci. & Tech. of China
Awards
Hubble Fellowship, 2003-2006
Outstanding in the U.S. Mathematical Contest in Modeling (as advisor), 1996
Professional Affiliations
American Astronomical Society
Other professional experience
Peer review for The Astrophysical Journal, The Astrophysical Journal letters, New Astronomy, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Living Reviews in Relativity, Conference Proceedings, Chinese NSF projects.
Co-organizer of seminars at Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (2003).

Publications in refereed journals

  1. Hypervelocity Binary Stars: Smoking Gun of Massive Binary Black Holes,
    Youjun Lu, Qingjuan Yu, & D. N. C. Lin 2007, ApJL, 666, 89 (Nature highlights; NewScientistSpace news)
  2. On the Origin of the Kinematic Distribution of the Sub-parsec Young Stars in the Galactic Center,
    Qingjuan Yu, Youjun Lu, & D. N. C. Lin 2007, ApJ, 666, 919
  3. Kinematics of hypervelocity stars in the triaxial halo of the Milky Way,
    Qingjuan Yu, & Piero Madau 2007, MNRAS, 379, 1293
  4. Evolution of Accretion Disks around Massive Black Holes: Constraints from the Demography of Active Galactic Nuclei,
    Qingjuan Yu, Youjun Lu, & Guinevere Kauffmann 2005, ApJ, 634, 901
  5. The Apparent Shape of the Strömgren Sphere around the Highest Redshift QSOs with Gunn-Peterson Troughs,
    Qingjuan Yu 2005, ApJ, 623, 683
  6. The Strömgren Sphere, the Environment, and the Reionization in the Local Universe of the Highest Redshift QSOs
    Qingjuan Yu & Youjun Lu 2005, ApJ, 620, 31
  7. The Black Hole Mass versus Velocity Dispersion Relation in QSOs/Active Galactic Nuclei: Observational Appearance and Black Hole Growth
    Qingjuan Yu & Youjun Lu 2004, ApJ, 610, 93
  8. Constraints on QSO Models from a Relation between the QSO Luminosity Function and the Local Black Hole Mass Function,
    Qingjuan Yu & Youjun Lu 2004, ApJ, 602, 603
  9. Ejection of Hypervelocity Stars by the (Binary) Black Hole in the Galactic Center,
    Qingjuan Yu & Scott Tremaine 2003, ApJ, 599, 1129 (Related News: NewScientist cover story)
  10. Evolution of massive binary black hole,
    Qingjuan Yu 2003, CQGra, 20, vol 10, S55
  11. Stellar collisions in galactic centers: black hole growth and color gradients
    Qingjuan Yu 2003, MNRAS, 339, 189
  12. Observational constraints on growth of massive black holes
    Qingjuan Yu & Scott Tremaine 2002, MNRAS, 335, 965
  13. Evolution of massive binary black holes
    Qingjuan Yu 2002, MNRAS, 331, 935
  14. The effects of relativistic bulk motion of X-ray flares in the corona on the iron Kalpha line in Seyfert 1 galaxies
    Youjun Lu & Qingjuan Yu 2001, ApJ, 561, 660
  15. Fe Kalpha line: A tool to probe massive binary black holes in Active Galactic Nuclei?
    Qingjuan Yu & Youjun Lu 2001, A&A, 377, 17
  16. Rayleigh Scattering and Microwave Background Fluctuations
    Qingjuan Yu, David N. Spergel & Jeremiah P. Ostriker 2001, ApJ, 558, 23
  17. The relationship between the X-ray variability and the central black hole mass
    Youjun Lu & Qingjuan Yu 2001, MNRAS, 324, 653
  18. Resonant capture by inward migrating planets
    Qingjuan Yu & Scott Tremaine 2001, AJ, 121, 1736
  19. Resonant capture, counter-rotating disks, and polar rings
    Scott Tremaine & Qingjuan Yu 2000, MNRAS, 319, 1
  20. The Mass-To-Light function: Antibias and Omega_m
    N. A. Bahcall, R. Cen, R. Dave, J. P. Ostriker & Q. Yu 2000, ApJ, 541, 1
  21. Iron Kalpha line profiles driven by non-axisymmetric illumination
    Qingjuan Yu & Youjun Lu 2000, MNRAS, 311, 161
  22. Two Different Accretion Classes in Seyfert 1 Galaxies and QSOs
    Youjun Lu & Qingjuan Yu 1999, ApJL, 526, L5
  23. The dynamics of Plutinos
    Qingjuan Yu & Scott Tremaine 1999, AJ, 118, 1873


Conference Proceedings

  1. Connection of QSOs with local massive black holes, in the proceedings of "Multiwavelength AGN Surveys", December, 2003, Cozumel, Mexico, Ed. by R. Mujica and R. Maiolino, Singapore: World Scientific
  2. Growth of massive black holes, Carnegie Observatories Astrophysics Series, Vol. 1: Coevolution of Black Holes and Galaxies, ed. L. C. Ho (Pasadena: Carnegie Observatories,

Professional Talks

  • Massive black holes in galactic centers, invited at the opening symposium of the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University, June, 2008
  • What can hypervelocity stars tell us about the Galactic center and halo?, invited at the international symposium on Frontiers of Astrophysics, University of Science and Technology of China, June, 2008
  • Hypervelocity stars: what they can tell us about the Galactic center and halo, University of Chicago, March, 2008
  • What can hypervelocity stars tell us about the Galactic center and halo?, University of California at Irvine, March, 2008
  • What can hypervelocity stars tell us about the Galactic center and the Galactic halo? The Schloss Ringberg workshop: "Celebrating 15 years of precision astronomy in the Galactic center - Hot topics and observational challenges'', Bavaria, Germany, June, 2007
  • Hypervelocity stars, high energy group seminar, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, June 2007
  • On the origin of kinematic distribution of the sub-parsec young stars in the Galactic center, the Lorentz-center workshop: The Near-Keplerian N-body problem, Leiden, June, 2007
  • Hypervelocity stars, KIPAC, Stanford University, May, 2007
  • Massive black holes in galactic centers, colloquium, University of California at Santa Cruz, April, 2006
  • Evolution of accretion disks around massive black holes: constraints from the demography of active galactic nuclei, Hubble Fellows Symposium, April, 2006
  • Massive black holes in galactic centers, seminar, Tsinghua Univ., March, 2006
  • The "Strömgren sphere'' around the highest-redshift QSOs, Hubble Fellows Symposium, April, 2005
  • Growth of supermassive black holes in galactic centers: evolution of disk accretion, seminar, Univ. of Sci. & Tech. of China, Nanjing Univ., Tsinghua Univ., Peking Univ., National Astronomical Observatories of China, March, 2005
  • The "Strömgren sphere'' around the highest-redshift QSOs and evolution of accretion disks in AGNs, KIPAC, Stanford Univ., February, 2005
  • QSOs and massive black hole growth, colloquium, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, September, 2004
  • QSOs and black hole growth, review, Aspen Center for Physics, June, 2004
  • Connection of QSOs with local massive black holes, invited at the international conference: "Multiwavelength AGN Surveys", Cozumel, Mexico, December, 2003
  • Connection of QSOs with local massive black holes, Hubble Fellows Symposium, December, 2003
  • Constraints on QSO models from local massive black holes, colloquium, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, August, 2003
  • Massive black holes in galactic centers, SLAC seminar, Stanford Univ., February, 2003
  • Massive black holes in galactic centers, seminar, Tsinghua Univ., Peking Univ., Univ. of Sci. and Tech. of China, December, 2002
  • Evolution of massive binary black holes, invited talk, workshop on Astrophysics of Massive Black Hole Coalescence, The Pennsylvania State University, November 2002
  • Growth of massive black holes, Carnegie Observatories Centennial Symposium I, "Coevolution of Black Holes and Galaxies'', Pasadena, October 2002
  • Evolution of massive binary black holes, invited talk, the 4th International LISA Symposium, The Pennsylvania State University, July 2002
  • Massive black holes in galactic centers, colloquium, Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, April 2002
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