Dr. Ming Sun

Assciate Professor, Physics & Astronomy Department

Biography

I have been fascinated by night sky since I was a little kid. I attended Harvard University for my Ph.D. in Astronomy. Following post-doctoral experience at Michigan State University and the University of Virginia, I was a research scientist at the University of Virginia and Eureka Scientific. I started at the UAH from the beginning of 2014.

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Education

  • Ph.D., Astronomy, Harvard University, 2005
  • B.S., Nanjing University, China, 1997

Experience

  • 2018 - Present: Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UAH
  • 2014 - 2018: Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UAH
  • 2012 - 2013: Scientist VI, Eureka Scientific
  • 2011 - 2012: Research scientist, University of Virginia

Classes Taught


Selected Publications


Sponsored Research

  • 01/2020 - 01/2023: Spiraling into the ``Quotation Mark Cluster'', $66K, SAO


    03/2019 - 03/2022: Double bullet cluster A4067, $74K, SAO


    02/2019 - 02/2022: A direct Chandra - Suzaku comparison of cluster outskirts, $135K, SAO


    03/2018 - 03/2020: Tales of Tails: The Virgo Episodes, $79K, NASA


    06/2019 - 06/2021: Updating Scaling Relations for Low-mass Galaxy Groups from the PSPC Samples, $73K, NASA


    11/2017 - 06/2021: Spectacular Optical Filaments in the X-ray Brightest Group Cool Core, 40K, Space Telescope Science Institute


    09/2017 - 09/2020: The Multiphase Gas in Galaxies, Groups of Galaxies and Clusters of Galaxies, $338K, NSF

  • 7/16 - 7/18: Tales of tails: the Coma episodes, $91K, SAO
  • 2/16 - 2/18: Strong FR II galaxy 3C 220.1 in a cluster cool core, $61K, SAO
  • 4/16 - 4/17: A Complete Sample of Massive MaxBCG Clusters for Scaling Relations, $77K, NASA
  • 4/15 - 4/16: Nearby, Low-mass Planck Clusters and the Extension of Scaling Relation, $67K, NASA
  • 4/14 - 4/16: Scaling Relations of Galaxy Groups and Poor Clusters, $151K, NASA