Engineering Science and Physics
PhD, University of Arizona
AB, Harvard University
Biography / Academic Interests
Charles Liu is an extragalactic observational astronomer. His research focuses on colliding galaxies, starburst galaxies, and the star formation history of the universe; and it also wanders into the realm of quasars and active galactic nuclei. He also has a great love of teaching – informal as well as formal – and he feels a great need to help make the scientific community a better place for all people who wish to be a part of it.
A description of some of his works at CUNY can be found at these links:
Scholarship / Publications
Please visit his website for more details; thank you!
One recent book: Liu, Charles. The Handy Astronomy Answer Book, 3rd edition (2013), Detroit, Visible Ink Press. 359 pp.
One recent paper: Lopez-Sanjuan, C., et al. (2012), Astronomy and Astrophysics, 548, A7. “The dominant role of mergers in the size evolution of massive early-type galaxies since z~1.”
One less recent paper: Liu, C., et al. (2007), The Astrophysical Journal, 658, 249. “G515, Revisited. I. Stellar Populations and Evidence of Nuclear Activity in A Luminous E+A Galaxy.”