Welcome to my website! My name is Zhuo Chen (陈卓). I studied Engineering Mechanics at Tongji University, Shanghai as an undergraduate student. Then, I switched to Astrophysics in 2013 at the University of Rochester and joined Professor Adam Frank's computational astrophysics group. During my Ph.D. I also worked with Professor Eric G. Blackman on binary star evolution. In 2018, I earned my Ph.D. degree from the University of Rochester. I am now a CITA National postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alberta working with Professor Natalia Ivanova.
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Study the dynamics in formation and morphology of planetary nebulae.
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.
I develop the numerical methods and modules of the code AstroBEAR. I added ray-tracing algorithms of radiation transfer and molecular cooling.
Riemann solver with realistic equation of state
Solve the equation of state first, use tabulated equation of state to find hydrodynamic solution.