Douglas N.C. Lin

Character introduction

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


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.

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