Welcome! I'm Yixiao Zhou
Postdoctoral fellow at the iSIMBA group, Stellar Astrophysics Centre of Aarhus University
Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Australian National University
Thesis Topic: Asteroseismology with Three-dimensional Hydrodynamical Stellar Modelling
Supervisors: Prof. Martin Asplund, Dr. Remo Collet, Dr. Meridith Joyce, Dr. Thomas Nordlander, Assoc. Prof. Luca Casagrande, Assoc. Prof. Christoph Federrath
PhD in astrophysics, 2017-2021
Physics B.S., 2012-2016
Dissertation Topic: First-principles Study of Monolayer C5N
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Junji Jia
Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Xiang Zhou
Amplitude of solar-like oscillations from 3D Convection Simulations
The Sun is oscillating, with a period of roughly 5 minutes. The oscillation is driven and dissipated by convective motion near the solar surface. However, it is challenging to predict the excitation and damping of oscillation due to the lack of a definite theory of stellar convection. We have made progress in this topic by quantifying the excitation, damping and amplitude of solar oscillation from 3D convection simulations.
Yixiao Zhou, Martin Asplund & Remo Collet (2019) ApJ
Yixiao Zhou, Martin Asplund, Remo Collet & Meridith Joyce (2020) MNRAS
Mode-tide coupling in neutron stars and its dependence on equation of state
The equation of state of ultra-dense matter is a fundamental problem in physics. Gravitational waves from binary neutron stars is a promising way to decode this puzzle. We have studied whether the interaction between neutron star oscillation and tidal force, which may be detectable from LIGO, can be used to constrain the equation of state of neutron stars.