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Prof. Di Li

Source: 陈红涛 Posted: Apr 14, 2022

Biographical sketch

Dr. Li has lead numerous research programs, including spectroscopic and mapping projects of VLA, GBT, Arecibo, FCRAO, SWAS, Spitzer, Herschel, SOFIA and ALMA. He pioneered several observing and data analysis techniques, including HI narrow self-absorption technique and a new inversion solution to the dust temperature distribution. These techniques facilitate important measurements of star forming regions, such as the formation time scale. His work has been featured on《Nature》magazine as a research highlight. He was awarded the National Research Council (US) “residence research fellow” award and was a member of the NASA outstanding team award (2009). He is now leading the science preparation efforts of the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST). He served on the Steering Committee of Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF), is now a co-chair of the “Cradle of Life” science working group (SWG) of SKA, a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Major-facilities Guidance Group, an adviser to the Breakthrough Listen initiative.

Research Interests

Observational study of the Galactic star formation;

Instruments and technologies in radio astronomy;

Astrochemistry and spectroscopy;

Pulsar search and fast radio burst (FRB);

Data analysis and algorithm.