Dr. Ming Sun

Assistant Professor, Physics & Astronomy Department


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


  • 2014 - Present: 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

  • 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