Edison Liang
Andrew Hayes Buchanan Professor of Astrophysics

Prof. Liang completed his PhD in Physics at UC Berkeley at the age of twenty three years. He joined the Rice faculty in 1991 after teaching careers at Michigan State University and Stanford University, plus research and management positions at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He was an associate/deputy division leader in the Physics Directorate of LLNL prior to moving to Rice. His current research include relativistic plasma physics, high energy astrophysics, and ultra-intense laser-plasma interactions with applications to antimatter creation, laboratory astrophysics, and medical physics. He is also interested in problems in fluid dynamics. His group is engaged in both theoretical and experimental projects. He is the author or coauthor of over 280 publications and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. (Click on the above pictures to sample recent publications) Website: http://spacibm.rice.edu/~liang

Professor Liang teaches PHYS515: Classical Dynamics in the Fall Semester of 2015

Current Graduate Student: Tilak Dhakal

Current Postdoc: Wen Fu (PhD 2012, Cornell University)

Current Undergraduate Research Assistants: Willie Lo (BS 2016)

Recent PhD Graduates: Dan Kocevski (PhD 2006, Research Staff at NASA GSFC, above picture left); Guy Hilburn (PhD 2012)
; Alexander Henderson (PhD 2015)

Recent Postdocs: Kochi Noguchi (Technical Staff, Advancesoft, Tokyo, above picture right); Xin Wang (Shanghai Institute of Optics)

Position Open: Graduate research assistant for PhD in Relativistic Plasma Physics. Research will focus either on computer simulations of relativistic plasmas or experiments using intense lasers.






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 Dr. Edison Liang
Office: 342 Herman Brown Hall
Telephone: 713-348-3524
Email: liang@rice.edu