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Lin, Min-Kai
Assistant Research Fellow
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Office: ASMAB 1213
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Education and Positions

  • Assistant Research Fellow, ASIAA (2016~present)
  • Steward Theory Fellow, University of Arizona (2014~2016)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (2011~2014)
  • PhD, Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Cambridge (2008~2011)
  • BA and MSci, Natural Sciences (Astrophysics), University of Cambridge (2004~2008)

Research Interests

Min-Kai is interested in theoretical astrophysics. He specializes in astrophysical fluid dynamics applied to planet formation and evolution. His research topics include: protoplanetary disks, hydrodynamic and magneto-hydrodynamic instabilities, planet migration, accretion disk vortices, and dust dynamics. He employs a combination of analytical methods and large-scale numerical simulations.

Recent Journal Papers

  1. (Min-Kai Lin*), Andrew N. Youdin, "Cooling Requirements for the Vertical Shear Instability in Protoplanetary Disks" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 811(1),17-36, 2015-09 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  2. (Min-Kai Lin*), "Linear Stability of Magnetized Massive Protoplanetary Disks" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 790(1),13-26, 2014-07 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  3. (Min-Kai Lin*), "Testing large-scale vortex formation against viscous layers in three-dimensional discs" , MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY: 437(1),575-587, 2014-01 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  4. Ryan Cloutier, (Min-Kai Lin*), "Orbital migration of giant planets induced by gravitationally unstable gaps: the effect of planet mass" , MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY: 434(1),621-632, 2013-09 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  5. Wladimir Lyra*, (Min-Kai Lin), "Steady State Dust Distributions in Disk Vortices: Observational Predictions and Applications to Transitional Disks" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 775(1),17-26, 2013-09 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  6. (Min-Kai Lin*), "Non-barotropic Linear Rossby Wave Instability in Three-dimensional Disks" , MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY: 765(2),84-98, 2013-03 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  7. (Min-Kai Lin*), "Effects of upper disc boundary conditions on the linear Rossby wave instability" , MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY: 428(1),190-194, 2013-01 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  8. (Min-Kai Lin*), "Vortex and spiral instabilities at gap edges in three-dimensional self-gravitating disc-satellite simulations" , MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY: 426(4),3211-3224, 2012-11 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  9. (Min-Kai Lin*), "Rossby Wave Instability in Locally Isothermal and Polytropic Disks: Three-dimensional Linear Calculations" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 754(1),21-36, 2012-07 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  10. (Min-Kai Lin*), John C.B. Papaloizou, "Outward migration of a giant planet with a gravitationally unstable gap edge" , MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY: 421(1),780-788, 2012-03 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  11. (Min-Kai Lin&), Mark R. Krumholz, Kaitlin Kratter, "Spin-down of protostars through gravitational torques" , MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY: 416(1),580-590, 2011-09 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  12. (Min-Kai Lin*), John C.B. Papaloizou, "Edge modes in self-gravitating disc-planet interactions" , MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY: 415(2),1445-1468, 2011-08 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  13. (Min-Kai Lin*), John C.B. Papaloizou, "The effect of self-gravity on vortex instabilities in disc-planet interactions" , MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY: 415(2),1426-1444, 2011-08 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  14. (Min-Kai Lin*), John C.B. Papaloizou, "Type III migration in a low-viscosity disc" , MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY: 405(3),1473-1490, 2010-07 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  15. (Min-Kai Lin*), Lara .J. Silvers, Michael R.E. Proctor, "Three-layer magnetoconvection" , PHYSICS LETTERS A: 373(1),69-75, 2008-12 [SCI] (Fulltext)
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