AboutShe obtained her BSc (Physics) and MSc (Theoretical Physics) from Jiangxi Normal University in China, and PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Hull, England. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) from November 1998 to October 2000 in the engineering department, and from November 2000-March 2001 in the physics department. She has been a Lecturer at the School of Physical Science at the University of Kent since April 2001.
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- SPH numerical simulation of stellar evolution
- Ionization effect from UV radiation of stars on the evolution of molecular cloud.
- The morphological evolution of molecular clouds in HII regions.
- Triggered formation of stars/small star clusters in HII regions.
I am currently particularly interested in the process of star formation through the compression of a molecular cloud via a photo-ionisation-induced shock, known as Radiatively-Driven Implosion (RDI).
Bright-rimmed clouds (BRCs) are isolated molecular clouds located on the edges of evolved HII regions. Their relative isolation and simple geometry make BRCs an ideal laboratory to explore the RDI mode of triggered star formation. Current observational investigations on triggered star formation in BRCs have raised a lot of unsolved questions, for which solutions may be found through theoretical simulations.
Some interesting results from our simulations on the morphological evolution of BRCs are shown in the four videos, which reveal that molecular clouds with different initial conditions evolves very differently under the effect of the UV radiation from nearby star(s).back to top
- Convenor for Foundation Lab
- Convenor for third year Lab (PH617)
- Astronomy, Space Science and Mordern Physics (PH304)
- The Multiwavelength Universe Exoplanets (PH507)
- Stars, Galaxies and the Universe (PH607)
- The Sun, the Earth and Mars (PH608)
- Relativity, Optics and Maxwell's equations (PH604)
- Disasters (PH307)
- Mphy. Project (PH700)