Chengyuan Li


Astronomer

I am the Macquarie Research Fellow based on Macquarie University (Australia).

: +61 451313295
: chengyuan.li@mq.edu.au
: North Ryde, NSW
: +61 2 9850 8905

Education


Central China Normal University (CCNU)

Sep 2006 - Jul 2010

Bachelors

 

Peking University (PKU)

Sep 2010 - Jul 2015

PhD degree

Supervisor: Prof. Richard de Grijs/Prof. Licai Deng

PhD Thesis: Not-so-simple stellar populations in star clusters

Research Interests


Stellar populations
Blue straggler stars
Binary evolution
Young massive clusters
Globular clusters
Microlensing
Cosmology

Work Experience


Purpul Mountain Observatory

Jul 2015 - Jan 2016

Level 4 Research Fellow

Partially supported by the Strategic Priority Programme 'The Emergence of Cosmological Structures' of the Chinese Academy of Science (grant XDB09000000).

Macquarie University

Feb 2016 - Present

Macquarie Research Fellow

Supported by the Macquarie Research Fellowship Scheme.


Selected work



My PhD Thesis has been published by Springer press as the recognizing outstanding Ph.D research: link

The exclusion of a significant range of ages in a massive star cluster. Published by Nature (2014)

Formation of new stellar populations from gas accreted by massive star clusters. Published by Nature (2016)


First observational signature of rotational deceleration in a massive, intermediate-age star cluster in the Magellanic Clouds. Published by Astrophysical Journal Letter (2016)


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