Douglas N.C. Lin, Professor of Astronomy, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz.
1976 Ph.D., Cambridge University, Astrophysics
1971 B.S., McGill University, Montreal
ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS HELD
2007-11 Founding Director, Kavli Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Peking University
1997-98 Chair, Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz HONORS AND AWARDS (2015-2018)
2018 Van der Waals Professorial Chair, Amsterdam, Netherland
2018 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Tsinghua University, China
2016 Centennial Professorship, Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, UK
2015 Catherine Wolfe Bruce Medal, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, USA
2015 Brouwer Award, Division of Dynamical Astronomy, American Astronomical Society, USA Member, American Academy of Art and Sciences
His research interests include: planet formation, structure, and evolution; solar system dynamics; star formation and interstellar medium; astrophysical hydrodynamics and stellar dynamics; theory of accretion disks; interacting binary stars; formation and dynamical evolution of stellar clusters; interacting galaxies; active galactic nuclei and black holes; intergalactic medium; gravitational waves.