Chengyuan Li


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

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Central China Normal University (CCNU)

Sep 2006 - Jul 2010



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

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)