Yuanyuan Su

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  • Assistant Professor
  • Physics & Astronomy
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Research Insterests
My research focuses on clusters of galaxies, the largest collapsed objects in the Universe, using X-ray space telescopes (Chandra, XMM-Newton, Suzaku). I am best known for providing observational constraints on the microphysical properties of the intracluster medium and connecting it with the large scale evolution of galaxy clusters. I also study AGN feedback at centers of clusters and early-type galaxies using X-ray, radio, and EUV observations. 

Ph. D., University of Alabama (2013)

Postdoc Fellow, University of California Irvine (2013-2015)

Postdoc Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (2015-2018)

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Warm gas in the core of a galaxy cluster? -- the first astrophysical results by Spectroscopic Planetary Observatory "HISAKI"

Selected Publications: 

Su, Y., Kimura, T., Kraft, R. P., Nulsen, P. E. J., Gralla, M., Forman, W. R., Murakami, G., Yamazaki, A., Yoshikawa, I.  2019, ApJ, 881, 2 ``The First Astrophysical Result of Hisaki: A Search for the EUV He Lines in a Massive Cool Core Cluster at z = 0.7" 

Su, Y., Kraft, R. P., Nulsen, P. E. J., Jones, C., Maccarone, T. J., Mernier, F., Lovisari, L., Randall, S. W., Sheardown, A., Roediger, E., Fish, T. M., Forman, W. R., Churazov, E. 2019, ApJ, 158, 6 ``Extended X-ray study of M49: the frontier of the Virgo Cluster" 

Su, Y., Kraft, R. P., Fish, T. et al. arXiv:1904.06739  Astro2020: Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics, science white papers, no. 476; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 51, Issue 3, id. 476 (2019) ``A Unification of the Micro and Macro Physics in the Intracluster Medium of Nearby Clusters" 

Coe, D., Salmon, B., Bradac, M. + Su, Y.Accepted for publication in ApJ, arXiv:1903.0200  ``RELICS: Reionization Lensing Cluster Survey" 

Sheardown, A., Fish, T. M., Roediger, E., Hunt, M., ZuHone, J. A., Su, Y., Kraft, R. P., Nulsen, P. E. J., Churazov, E., Forman, W. R., Jones, C., Lyskova, N., Eckert, D., De Grandi, S. 2019, ApJ, 874, 11 ``Misleading X-Ray Tails of Galaxies and Subclusters in Galaxy Clusters - Distinguishing Slingshot Tails and Ram Pressure Tails" 

Tremblay, G. R., Combes, F., Oonk, J. B. R. + Su, Y., 2018, ApJ, 865, 13 ``A Galaxy-scale Fountain of Cold Molecular Gas Pumped by a Black Hole"

Sheardown, A., Roediger, E., Su, Y., Kraft, R. P., Fish, T., ZuHone, J. A., Forman, W. R., Jones, C., Churazov, E., Nulsen, P. E. J.   2018, ApJ, 865, 118 ``The Recent Growth History of the Fornax Cluster Derived from Simultaneous Sloshing and Gas Stripping: Simulating the Infall of NGC 1404"

Li, Y., Su, Y., Jones, C. 2018, MNRAS, 480, 4279 ``X-ray cavities in the hot corona of the lenticular galaxy NGC 4477"

Su, Y., Nulsen, P. E. J., Kraft, R., Jones, C., Forman, W., Roediger, E., Irwin, J., ZuHone, J., Randall, S., and Sheardown, A. 2017, ApJ, 851, 69 ``Gas sloshing record and regulate the evolution of galaxy clusters" 

Su, Y., Nulsen, P. E. J., Kraft, R., Forman, W., Jones, C., Irwin, J., Randall, S., and Churazov, E. 2017, ApJ, 847, 49 ``Buoyant AGN bubbles in the quasi-isothermal potential of NGC 1399"

Kraft, R. P.,  Roediger, E.,  Machacek, M.,  Forman, W. R., Nulsen, P. E. J., Jones, C., Churazov, E., Randall, S., Su, Y., Sheardown, A., 2017, ApJ, 848, 27 ``Stripped Elliptical Galaxies as Probes of ICM Physics. III. Deep Chandra Observations of NGC 4552: Measuring the Viscosity of the Intracluster Medium"

Gendron-Marsolais, M. Kraft, R. P., Bogdan, A., Forman, W. R., Hlavacek-Larrondo, J., Jones, C., Su, Y., Nulsen, P., Randall, S. W., and Roediger, E., 2017, ApJ, 848, 26 ``Uplift, feedback and buoyancy: radio lobe dynamics in NGC 4472"

Su, Y., Kraft, R. P., Roediger, E., Nulsen, P. E. J., Forman, W. R., Churazov, E., Randall, S. W., Jones, C., and Machacek, M. E. 2017, ApJ, 834, 74 ``Deep Chandra observations of NGC 1404: cluster plasma physics revealed by an infalling early-type galaxy"

Su, Y., Kraft, R., Nulsen, P. E. J., Roediger, E., Forman, W. R., Churazov, E., Randall, S. W., Jones, C., and Machacek, M. E. 2017, ApJ, 835, 19 ``Capturing the 3D Motion of an Infalling Galaxy via Fluid Dynamics" 

Buote, D., Su, Y., Gastaldello, F., and Brighenti, F. 2016, ApJ, 826, 2 ``The Entire Virial Radius of the Fossil Cluster RXJ 1159 + 5531. II. Dark Matter and Baryon Fraction"

Su, Y., Buote, D., Gastaldello, F., and van Weeren R. 2016, ApJ, 821, 40 ``Chandra Observation of Abell~1142: a Cool-Core Cluster Lacking a Central Brightest Cluster Galaxy"

Su, Y., Buote, D., Gastaldello, F., and Brighenti, F. 2015, ApJ, 805, 104 ``The Entire Virial Radius of the Fossil Cluster RXJ1159+5531: I. Gas Properties"

Su, Y., Irwin, J., White, R., and Cooper, M. 2015, ApJ, 806, 156 ``The Scatter in the Hot Gas Content of Early-Type Galaxies"

Su, Y., Gu, L., White, R., and Irwin, J. 2014, ApJ, 786, 152 ``Joint XMM-Newton and Chandra Observations of the NGC1407/1400 Complex: a Tail of an Early-Type Galaxy and a Tale of a Nearby Merging Group"

Su, Y., White, R., and Miller, E. 2013, ApJ, 775, 89 ``Suzaku Observations to the Virial Radius of Fossil Group ESO3060170"

Su, Y. and Irwin J. 2013, ApJ, 766, 61 ``Investigating the Potential Dilution of the Metal Content of Hot Gas in Early-Type Galaxies by Accreted Cold Gas"

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