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About Daniel Q. Wang

Professor Wang is a Professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He received his Ph.D. in Astronomy in 1990 from Columbia University. He was awarded the ASP Robert J. Trumpler Award for Outstanding North American Ph.D Dissertation Research in Astronomy. He was then an Edwin P. Hubble postdoctoral fellow at University of Colorado and later a Lindheimer fellow at Northwestern University. He was also a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, was the Siyuan Visiting Chair Professor at Nanjing University, and recently served on the Galactic Neighborhood Frontier Science Panel of Astro 2010 - the Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics. He will be visiting University of Cambridge as a Raymond and Beverley Sackler Distinguished Visitor. He has published 140+ research papers in refereed journals, including four in Nature as the 1st author; about 50 over the last five years. His publication covers a broad range of topics: quark/neutron stars, pulsars, X-ray binaries, supernova remnants, superbubbles, hot gas in intracluster and intergalactic space as well as in individual galaxies, hydrodynamic simulations of hot gas, and active galactic nuclei. His current research focuses on the hot interstellar and intergalactic media, the feedback and evolution of galaxies, and galactic nuclear regions. He mainly uses infrared, ultraviolet, and X-ray observations to conduct these studies. He also carries out theoretical and computational studies with my students and collaborators.


Present Professor, Department of Astronomy, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA. 01003


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