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NTNU Welcomes Two Astrology Professors from the Yushan Scholar Program


NTNU being the top choice of future teachers, it’s of utmost importance to recruit distinguished professors that can pass on the knowledge to the next generation. A Center of Astronomy and Gravitation is about to established under the College of Science


The Yushan Scholar Program by the Ministry of Education started in 2018. The object is to attract the world’s elite by providing internationally competitive salaries and benefits so that their expertise can take root in Taiwan’s academic environment and increase the international impact of Taiwan’s higher education. Two Yushan Youth Scholars were appointed, both in the Department of Physics

Pu Hung Yi, now aged 34, has done postdoc research at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) in Canada. He has also stayed in Academic Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics as postdoc research. Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project, and one of the current coordinators of the EHT Theoretical Models and Simulation working group. He has published many outstanding papers and was given the Best Research Paper Award for Postdoctoral Fellows by the Ministry of Science and Technology in 2016.

Pu observes the development in astronomy He plans to systematically establish a team with international research capabilities in the theory of black hole astrophysics in NTNU. He hopes to introduce black hole research to the general audience. 

Dr. Wu Ya Lin is one of the few astrophysicists in Taiwan that observes the Universe in multi wavelength. After receiving Heising Simons Foundation 51 Pegasi b Fellowship in Planetary, he continues the finding low-mass planets in young star clusters with Hubble Space Telescope, and used Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array to study the accretion disks of exoplanets in the sub-millimeter wave band to study the formation environment of exoplanets. He was also awarded the 109th Einstein Cultivation Project of the Ministry of Science and Technology and continues to discover in the field of astronomy.