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Giaconni Prize Fellow
L. Y. Aaron Yung headshot

Aaron Yung is a Giacconi Fellow at STScI. Dr. Yung's research focuses on developing physical models for galaxy formation, with specific interest in the early episodes of our universe's evolution history. He is known for a series of publications entitled "Semi-Analytic Forecasts for the Universe”, which provides crucial predictions and simulated data products that help the design of extragalactic surveys with NASA’s flagship Webb and Roman Space Telescopes. Prior to joining STScI, Dr. Yung was a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, the world’s leading space telescope development facility. He obtained his BS in physics and mathematics from the University of San Francisco in 2014 and his PhD in Astrophysics from Rutgers University in 2020. He was a visiting researcher at the Center for Computational Astrophysics at the Flatiron Institute in New York City from 2016 to 2020.


PhD in Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University
BS in Physics and Mathematics, University of San Francisco


Research Topics: Supermassive Black Holes; High-Redshift Galaxies; Galaxy Formation and Evolution, AGN and Quasars


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ORCID ID: 0000-0003-3466-035X


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