For students

FAQ for prospective students

Q. Are you looking for students?

Yes, I look forward to working with students (at any career stages from undergrad to Ph.D. students) who are self-motivated and have passion for science and astrophysics. 

Q. What kind of research are you doing?

In short, I utilize statistical techniques and big astronomical datasets to study how galaxies form and evolve through cosmic time. My current main research direction is to understand the baryon cycle of the Universe (one of the key research topics for the next decade Decadal Survey 2020), but I am also interested in many other topics. Please see Research for details.

Q. What do I need to know if I am interested in joining this research group?

Having some knowledge of astrophysics and research experience are always good, but you will learn all the necessary things, including (1) astrophysics, (2) data analysis, (3) scientific writing, and (4) presentation, after you join the group. 

Please note that I will hold all the group members to a high standard. This is because I believe that all of you have the potential to excel. 

If you are interested in joining this group, please feel free to contact me and let's talk. 

You can find some suggestions here about looking for a research group/lab to join. 

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