Kung-Yi Su

Kung-Yi Su

Research Interests

I am a postdoctoral scholar in theoretical astrophysics jointly at Columbia University (current) and the Center for Computational Astrophysics at the Flatiron Institute (CCA). I am working with the SMAUG (Simulating Multiscale Astrophysics to Understand Galaxies) collaboration and the FIRE (Feedback in Realistic Environment) collaboration.

My interest lies in understanding the physical mechanisms related to suppressing the cooling flows and quenching the galaxies. I aim to conduct a systematic investigation in physically linking the impact of different quenching mechanisms (especially AGN feedback) on interstellar medium (ISM) and circumgalactic medium (CGM) properties to their effects on global halo properties.  I am also interested in the interplay between stellar feedback, AGN feedback, and different fluid microphysics (e.g., magnetic fields, conduction, viscosity), as well as how they individually/together affect the galaxy evolution.

Advisor

Greg Bryan