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Formation of Isothermal Circumplanetary Disks with Three-Dimensional Global Simulations for Sub-Neptune-Mass Protoplanets
Weather on a Hot Jupiter
Numerical model for the asymmetric distribution of gas and dust column density maps of a face-on protoplanetary disk.
Hot Jupiters on Prograde/Retrograde Orbits
Asymmetric distribution of dust in an eccentric protoplanetary disk
Tidal and Magnetic Interactions Between a Hot Jupiter and its Host Star in the Magnetospheric Cavity of a Protoplanetary Disk
Gu, Pin-Gao
Associate Research Fellow
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Office: ASMAB 1212
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Email: gu_replace2@_asiaa.sinica.edu.tw

Education and Positions

  • Associate Research Fellow, ASIAA (2013~present)
  • Assistant Research Fellow, ASIAA (2005~2013)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, National Taiwan Normal University (2005~2009)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, ASIAA (2000~2005)
  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Texas at Austin (2000)

Research Interests

My current research interests focus primarily on modeling various interactions between hot Jupiters and their parent stars. Hot Jupiters are the Jupiter-mass planets located within ~ 0.1 AU from their parent stars. As a result, these exotic giant planets are intensely illuminated, and magnetically as well as tidally interact with their parent stars. I have been studying thermal tides that drive atmospheric circulation on hot Jupiters. I am also modeling stellar and planetary atmospheres to study the possibility of planet-induced emissions and planet transits as a result of both stellar and planetary MHD winds. In addition, I have been engaging in the calculation that the star-planet interactions can destruct a young hot Jupiter in a proto-planetary disk, therefore explaining the mass distribution of hot Jupiters observed today. Furthermore, the presence of a cavity in a protoplanetary disk as revealed by dust continuum emissions has at times been postulated as a potential signopst of an embedded gas giant planet. I recently have started a research to investigate how to dynamically indentify a massive planet in a protoplanetary disk.

Recent Journal Papers

  1. Yen H-W;Liu HY; Gu P-G;Hirano N; Lee C-F ; Puspitaningrum E; Takakuwa S, "Gas Gaps in the Protoplanetary Disk around the Young Protostar HL Tau" , Astrophysical Journal Letters: 820(2), L25, 2016-04 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  2. Lee W-K; Gu P-G, "The Effects of Vertical Temperature Gradient on Three-Dimensional Wave Propagation in a Protoplanetary Disk" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 814(1), 72, 2015-11 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  3. Takami M; Hasegawa Y; ...; Gu P-G.; Dong R; Karr JL; ...; Chapillon E; Tang Y-W; et al., "Surface Geometry of Protoplanetary Disks Inferred From Near-Infrared Imaging Polarimetry" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 795(1), 71, 2014-11 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  4. Tsai S-M; Dobbs-Dixon I;Gu P-G, "Three-dimensional Structures of Equatorial Waves and the Resulting Super-rotation in the Atmosphere of a Tidally Locked Hot Jupiter" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 793(2), 141, 2014-10 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  5. Wang,H.-H., Bu, D., Shang, H., Gu, P., "Formation of Isothermal Disks around Protoplanets. I. Introductory Three-Dimensional Global Simulations for Sub-Neptune-Mass Protoplanets" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 790(1), 32, 2014-07 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  6. Hsieh H-F; Gu P-G, "On the secular behavior of dust particles in an eccentric protoplanetary disk with an embedded massive gas giant planet" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 760, 119, 2012-12 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  7. Chang Y-L; Bodenheimer PH; Gu P-G, "Coupled Evolutions of the Stellar Obliquity, Orbital Distance, and Planet's Radius due to the Ohmic Dissipation Induced in a Diamagnetic Hot Jupiter around a Magnetic T Tauri Star" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 757(2), 118, 2012-10 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  8. Gu PG, "[News & Views] Extrasolar planets: Larger than they ought to be" , Nature: 465(7296), 300-301, 2010-05 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  9. Chang SH; Gu PG; Bodenheimer PH, "Tidal and Magnetic Interactions Between a Hot Jupiter and its Host Star in the Magnetospheric Cavity of a Protoplanetary Disk" , Astrophysical journal: 708(2), 1692-1702, 2010-01 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  10. Gu PG; Suzuki TK, "Thermal Response of a Solar-like Atmosphere to an Electron Beam from a Hot Jupiter: A Numerical Experiment" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 705(2), 1189-1195, 2009-11 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  11. Gu PG; Ogilvie GI, "Diurnal thermal tides in a non-synchronized hot Jupiter" , MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY: 395(1), 422-435, 2009-05 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  12. Gu PG; Shkolnik E; Li SL; et al., "Interactions between hot Jupiters and their host stars" , ASTRONOMISCHE NACHRICHTEN: 326(10), 909-912, 2005-12 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  13. Shkolnik E; Walker GAH; ...; Gu PG; et al, "Hot Jupiters and hot spots: The short- and long-term chromospheric activity on stars with giant planets" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 622(2), 1075-1090, 2005-04 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  14. Gu P-G; Bodenheimer PH; Lin DNC, "The Internal Structural Adjustment Due to Tidal Heating of Short-Period Inflated Giant Planets" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 608(2), 1076-1094, 2004-06 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  15. Gu P-G; Lin DNC; Vishniac ET, "Drag Instability" , ASTROPHYSICS AND SPACE SCIENCE: 292(1), 261-265, 2004-03 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  16. Gu PG; Lin DNC; Bodenheimer PH, "The effect of tidal inflation instability on the mass and dynamical evolution of extrasolar planets with ultrashort periods" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 588(1), 509-534, 2003-05 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  17. Gu PG, "Vorticity budget of weak thermal convection in Keplerian disks" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 540(1), 404-411, 2000-09 [SCI] (Fulltext)
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