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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. (Lin Min-Kai)*, Youdin Andrew N., "A Thermodynamic View of Dusty Protoplanetary Disks" , The Astrophysical Journal: 849(2), 129, 2017-11 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  2. Hammer Michael*, Kratter Kaitlin M., (Lin Min-Kai), "Slowly-growing gap-opening planets trigger weaker vortices" , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: 466(3), 3533-3543, 2017-04, accepted [SCI] (Fulltext)
  3. (Lin Min-Kai)*, Youdin Andrew N., "COOLING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE VERTICAL SHEAR INSTABILITY IN PROTOPLANETARY DISKS" , The Astrophysical Journal: 811(1), 17, 2015-09 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  4. (Lin Min-Kai)*, "LINEAR STABILITY OF MAGNETIZED MASSIVE PROTOPLANETARY DISKS" , The Astrophysical Journal: 790(1), 13, 2014-07 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  5. (Lin Min-Kai)*, "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)
  6. Cloutier Ryan, (Lin Min-Kai)*, "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)
  7. Lyra Wladimir*, (Lin Min-Kai), "STEADY STATE DUST DISTRIBUTIONS IN DISK VORTICES: OBSERVATIONAL PREDICTIONS AND APPLICATIONS TO TRANSITIONAL DISKS" , The Astrophysical Journal: 775(1), 17, 2013-09 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  8. (Lin Min-Kai)*, "NON-BAROTROPIC LINEAR ROSSBY WAVE INSTABILITY IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISKS" , The Astrophysical Journal: 765(2), 84, 2013-03 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  9. (Lin Min-Kai)*, "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)
  10. (Lin Min-Kai)*, "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)
  11. (Lin Min-Kai)*, "ROSSBY WAVE INSTABILITY IN LOCALLY ISOTHERMAL AND POLYTROPIC DISKS: THREE-DIMENSIONAL LINEAR CALCULATIONS" , The Astrophysical Journal: 754(1), 21, 2012-07 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  12. (Lin Min-Kai)*, Papaloizou John C. B., "Outward migration of a giant planet with a gravitationally unstable gap edge" , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: 421(1), 780-no, 2012-03 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  13. (Lin Min-Kai)*, Krumholz Mark R., Kratter Kaitlin M., "Spin-down of protostars through gravitational torques" , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: 416(1), 580-no, 2011-09 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  14. (Lin Min-Kai)*, Papaloizou John C. B., "Edge modes in self-gravitating disc-planet interactions" , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: 415(2), 1445-1468, 2011-08 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  15. (Lin Min-Kai)*, Papaloizou John C. B., "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)
  16. (Lin Min-Kai)*, Papaloizou John C. B., "Type III migration in a low-viscosity disc" , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: 405(3), 1473, 2010-07 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  17. (Lin M.-K.)*, Silvers L.J., Proctor M.R.E., "Three-layer magnetoconvection" , Physics Letters A: 373(1), 69-75, 2008-12 [SCI] (Fulltext)
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