Wei-Ting Liao

 Wei-Ting Liao

Contact Information

113 Astronomy
1002 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL
MC 221
Graduate Student

Research Interests

  • Formation of First Stars and Galaxies
  • Magnetogenesis
  • Dynamo Process

Research Description

Wei-Ting is working with Matt Turk on her thesis project. Her thesis focuses on the formation and accretion phase of First Stars, which will shed a light on the final mass range of First Stars. She is interested in the transport process in the accretion phase, as well as the role of magnetic field in the early Universe. She is also a code developer of GAMER, which utilizes GPU power to solve MHD equations.


  • Government Scholarship to Study Aboard, Ministry of Education, Taiwan (2018-2020)