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Planet migration in dusty protoplanetary disks
Vertical shear instability in magnetized protoplanetary disks
Vortex formation and evolution at planet gaps
Puffed up dust at planet gaps
Dust settling in turbulent protoplanetary disks
Finding planets using Machine Learning
Streaming instabilities in stratified protoplanetary disks
Making planetesimals in turbulent disks is not easy
Dynamics of Protoplanetary Disk
Dust-free modeling of dusty protoplanetary disks
3D vortices in self-gravitating discs
Lin, Min-Kai
Associate Research Fellow (Tenured)
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Education and Positions

  • Center Scientist and Co-ordinator, NCTS (Astrophysics) (2021~present)
  • 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

  • The Young Scholars' Creativity Award, Foundation for the Advancement of Outstanding Scholarship (2022)
  • Young Theoretical Scholar Award, National Center for Theoretical Sciences (2021)
  • Academia Sinica Career Development Award (2020)
  • Outstanding Young Physicist, The Physical Society of Taiwan (2020)
  • Academic Sinica Initial Employment Academic Research Award (2016)
  • Steward Observatory Prize Fellowship in Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics, University of Arizona (2014)
  • CITA Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Toronto (2011)
  • Smith Rayleigh Knight Prize, University of Cambridge (2010)
  • St. John’s College Benefactors’ Scholarship, University of Cambridge (2008)
  • Isaac Newton Studentship, University of Cambridge (2008)
  • Overseas Research Scholarship, University of Cambridge (2008)
  • Institute of Astronomy Prize, University of Cambridge (2008)
  • St. Catharine’s College Awarded Bursary, University of Cambridge (2007)
  • St. Catharine’s College JS Wilson Prize for Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge (2006~2008)
  • St. Catharine’s College Skerne Scholarship, University of Cambridge (2005~2008)
  • St. Catharine’s College Book Prize for Academic Distinction, University of Cambridge (2005~2008)

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)
  • Fellow of the Cambridge Overseas Society, University of Cambridge (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.

Publications

Complete List of Publications

My Publications from ADS

Journal Papers affiliated with ASIAA

  1. Gu P-G; Chen C-Y; Shen E; Yen C-C, Lin MK, "Revealing the drag instability in the one-fluid non-ideal MHD simulations of a 1D isothermal C-shock" , ApJ, (19pp), 2022, Accepted [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  2. Lehmann M; Lin MK, "Impact of local pressure enhancements on dust concentration in turbulent protoplanetary discs" , A&A: 658, id.A156 (28pp), Feb, 2022 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  3. Lesur G; Ercolano B; Flock M; Lin MK; Yang CC; Barranco JA; Benitez-Llambay P; Goodman J; Johansen A; Klahr H; Laibe G; Lyra W; Marcus P; Nelson RP; Squire J; Simon JB; Turner N; Umurhan OM; Youdin AN, "Hydro-, Magnetohydro-, and Dust-Gas Dynamics of Protoplanetary Disks" , Protostars and Planets: VII, (32pp), 2022, Accepted [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  4. Lin M-K; Hsu C-Y, "Streaming Instabilities in Accreting and Magnetized Laminar Protoplanetary Disks" , ApJ: 926(1), id.14 (24pp), Feb, 2022 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  5. Auddy S; Dey R; Lin M-K; Hall C, "DPNNet-2.0 Part I: Finding hidden planets from simulated images of protoplanetary disk gaps" , ApJ: 920(1), id.3 (12pp), Oct, 2021 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  6. 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 )
  7. Cui C; Lin M-K, "On the vertical shear instability in magnetized protoplanetary discs" , MNRAS: 505(2), 2983-2998, Aug, 2021 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  8. 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 )
  9. Lin M-K, "Stratified and Vertically Shearing Streaming Instabilities in Protoplanetary Disks" , ApJ: 907(2), id.64 (20pp), Feb, 2021 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  10. 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 )
  11. 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 )
  12. 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 )
  13. 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 )
  14. Lin M-K, "Dust settling against hydrodynamic turbulence in protoplanetary discs" , MNRAS: 485(4), 5221-5234, Jun, 2019 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  15. 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 )
  16. Chen J-W; Lin M-K, "Dusty disc-planet interaction with dust-free simulations" , MNRAS: 478(2), 2737-2752, Aug, 2018 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  17. Lin M-K; Pierens A, "Vortex survival in 3D self-gravitating accretion discs" , MNRAS: 478(1), 575-591, July, 2018 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  18. Pierens A; Lin M-K, "On the evolution of vortices in massive protoplanetary discs" , MNRAS: 479(4), 4878-4890, Oct, 2018 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  19. 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 )
  20. 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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