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Minghao Guo

Department: Astrophysical Sciences
Year of Study: G1
Undergraduate School: Peking University
Undergraduate Major: Physics

Personal Bio

I am currently a graduate student at the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University. I was an undergraduate at Peking University, China. I am interested in both theoretical and observational astrophysics. I've done some researches when I was an undergrad about galactic dynamics, black hole accretion, modified gravity theory and its test with pulsar timing and gravitational waves, and so on. My CV can be found at https://mh-guo.github.io/CV_Minghao_Guo.pdf
I was born in Shanxi, middle of China. I love mythology, especially the ancient epics, like the Epic of Gilgamesh.

Fun Fact

I have a cat called XiongXiong, which both means mad and fierce in Chinese. The cat is named so because it is usually angry at people, but of course, it's not really angry but it looks angry! In addition, Xiong also means a kind of plant.

Research Pitch

I've done several different topics in astrophysics, including co-evolution between supermassive black holes and their host galaxies, accretion (feeding) of wandering massive black holes at the outskirts of galaxies, and modified gravity theories as alternatives of Einstein's General relativity.

The key terms are black hole and gravity. In one of the research, we investigated low-density accretion flows onto massive black holes orbiting around in the outskirts of their host galaxies (e.g., massive ellipticals, Milky Way, dwarf galaxies), performing three-dimensional simulations and semi-analytical calculations. We constructed radiative inefficient accretion-flow models for accretion near the horizon of a black hole. I applied the simulation results to the emission model and calculated the spectral energy distribution for the accretion flow onto a wandering black hole. I studied the detectability of wandering (super-massive) black holes in different types of galaxies.

Plans for Summer 2022

Confirmed pairing; no longer looking for a mentee.

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