About me

Welcome to my website! My name is Zhuo Chen (陈卓). I was born and raised up in Wuhan, China. I got my bachelor degree in Engineering Mechanics in Tongji University, Shanghai. I switched to Astrophysics in 2013 in University of Rochesteri and joined Adam Frank's computional astrophysics group. In 2018, I graduated from the University of Rochester. I am now a CITA national postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta in 2018.

Reach me at zc10@ualberta.ca

Past projects

  • AGB Binaries and Accretion Discs

    Binary systems with giant stars may also have accretion discs. The dynamics of both stars will affect the evolution of the binary system. They are probably the progenitors of common envelope, type Ia supernovae, luminous-red-novae and planetary nebulae.

  • Riemann solver with realistic equation of state

    Solve the equation of state first, use tabulated equation of state, or solve the thermodynamic variables in run-time to find hydrodynamic solution.

  • AstroBEAR

    I develop the numerical methods and modules of the code AstroBEAR. I added ray-tracing algorithms of radiation transfer and molecular cooling.