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Streaming instabilities in stratified protoplanetary disks
Dynamics of dust and gas in protoplanetary disks
Infer planet masses using Machine Learning
Making planetesimals in turbulent disks is not easy
Dynamics of dust grains in protoplanetary disks
Dust settling in turbulent protoplanetary disks
Dynamics of Protoplanetary Disk
Numerical simulation of a dusty protoplanetary disk
Dust-free modeling of dusty protoplanetary disks
3D vortices in self-gravitating discs
Lin, Min-Kai
Assistant Research Fellow
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Education and Positions

  • Associate Research Fellow, ASIAA (2021~present)
  • Assistant Research Fellow, ASIAA (2016~2021)
  • 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)

Honors & Awards

  • Academia Sinica Career Development Award (2021~2025)
  • Academic Sinica Initial Employment Academic Research Award (2016~2018)
  • JS Wilson Prize for Natural Sciences (2006~2008)
  • Skerne Scholarship (2005~2008)
  • College Book Prize for Academic Distinction (2005~2008)
  • Outstanding Young Physicist, The Physical Society of Taiwan (2020)
  • Steward Observatory Prize Fellowship in Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics (2014)
  • CITA Postdoctoral Fellowship (2011)
  • Smith Rayleigh Knight Prize (2010)
  • Fellow of the Cambridge Overseas Society (2008)
  • St. John’s College Benefactors’ Scholarship (2008)
  • Isaac Newton Studentship (2008)
  • Overseas Research Scholarship (2008)
  • Institute of Astronomy Prize (2008)
  • College Awarded Bursary (2007)

Professional and Academic Societies

  • The Astronomical Society of the Republic of China (Taiwan) (2018~present)
  • The Physical Society of Taiwan (2020~present)
  • International Astronomical Union (2018~present)

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.

Publications

Complete List of Publications

My Publications from ADS

Journal Papers affiliated with ASIAA

  1. Bi J; Lin M-K; Dong R, "Puffed-up Edges of Planet-opened Gaps in Protoplanetary Disks. I. Hydrodynamic Simulations" , ApJ: 912(2), id.107 (10pp), May, 2021 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  2. Cui C; Lin M-K, "On the vertical shear instability in magnetized protoplanetary discs" , MNRAS: 505(2), 2983-2998, Aug, 2021 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  3. Hammer M; Lin M-K; Kratter KM; Pinilla P, "Which planets trigger longer lived vortices: low-mass or high-mass?" , MNRAS: 504(3), 3963-3985, Jul, 2021 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  4. Lin M-K, "Stratified and Vertically Shearing Streaming Instabilities in Protoplanetary Disks" , ApJ: 907(2), id.64 (20pp), Feb, 2021 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  5. Auddy S; Lin M-K, "A Machine Learning Model to Infer Planet Masses from Gaps Observed in Protoplanetary Disks" , ApJ: 900(1), id.62 (12pp.), Sep, 2020 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  6. Chen Kan; Lin M-K, "How Efficient Is the Streaming Instability in Viscous Protoplanetary Disks?" , ApJ: 891(2), id.132 (17pp.), Mar, 2020 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  7. Hsieh H-F; Lin M-K, "Migrating Low-Mass Planets in Inviscid Dusty Protoplanetary Discs" , MNRAS: 497(2), 2425-2441, Jul, 2020 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  8. Hammer M; Pinilla P; Kratter KM; Lin M-K, "Observational diagnostics of elongated planet-induced vortices with realistic planet formation time-scales" , MNRAS: 482(3), 3609-3621, 2019 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  9. Lin M-K, "Dust settling against hydrodynamic turbulence in protoplanetary discs" , MNRAS: 485(4), 5221-5234, Jun, 2019 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  10. Pierens A; Lin M-K; Raymond SN, "Vortex instabilities triggered by low-mass planets in pebble-rich, inviscid protoplanetary discs" , MNRAS: 488(1), 645-659, Sep, 2019 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  11. Chen J-W; Lin M-K, "Dusty disc-planet interaction with dust-free simulations" , MNRAS: 478(2), 2737-2752, Aug, 2018 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  12. Lin M-K; Pierens A, "Vortex survival in 3D self-gravitating accretion discs" , MNRAS: 478(1), 575-591, July, 2018 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  13. Pierens A; Lin M-K, "On the evolution of vortices in massive protoplanetary discs" , MNRAS: 479(4), 4878-4890, Oct, 2018 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  14. Hammer M; Kratter KM; Lin M-K, "Slowly-growing gap-opening planets trigger weaker vortices" , MNRAS: 466(3), 3533-3543, April, 2017 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  15. Lin M-K; Youdin AN, "A Thermodynamic View of Dusty Protoplanetary Disks" , ApJ: 849(2), 129, Nov 10, 2017 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
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