About Me
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I'm Yuhan Yao (姚雨含), a third-year graduate student in Astronomy at Caltech. My advisors are Shri Kulkarni and Fiona Harrison. My CV can be found here.

My main research interests are time domain astronomy and observational high energy astrophysics. I am part of the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) and NuSTAR teams. In the past, I have worked on Type Ia supernovae, core-collapse supernovae, and X-ray binaries. For my PhD thesis, I would like to explore the dynamic sky using ZTF & the SRG X-ray mission, with a particular focus on tidal disruption events and stellar explosions with intensive end-of-life mass-loss.

I served as a secretary of an X-ray Club and organized a series of lectures with my advisor.

I obtained my B.S. in Astronomy at Peking University in 2018. As an undergraduate, I worked with the LAMOST stellar group to study Mira stars, under the instruction of Chao Liu, Licai Deng, and Richard de Grijs. I did my undergrad thesis to understand the evolution of primordial disks at the University of Michigan, where my mentor was Michael Meyer. During my senior year, I also spent some time at Tsinghua University, working with Hua Feng to understand outflows generated by super-Eddington accretion.

Contact information
Email: yyao@astro.caltech.edu
Office location: Room 256 Cahill Astrophysics,
        Mail Code 249-17 1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91125.

ORCID: 0000-0001-6747-8509
Github: yaoyuhan