College of Staten Island
 The City University of New York
  Charles Liu
Associate Professor
Engineering Science and Physics

Charles Liu
Associate Professor

Office : Building 1N Room 116
Phone : 718.982.2817
Fax : 718.982.2830

Degrees :
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.”