Youjun Lu

Academic title
Mailing Address
A433, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences 20A Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China , 100101

Education and Career History

2016-present Leader of the research group “gravitational wave astrophysics” at NAOC 

2014-present Professor in the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

1999-2008 visiting scientist in Princeton University, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of California at Berkeley, and research fellow in the University of California at Santa Cruz

1997-1999 Lecturer, University of Science and Technology of China
1997 Ph.D. in Astrophysics, University of Science and Technology of China

1992 Bachelor in physics, Anhui University

Research Fields
Theoretical Astrophysics: including black holes physics, gravitational wave astrophysics, high energy astrophysics, dynamics, galaxies and cosmology

Selected Publication

1.      “On Testing the Kerr Metric of the Massive Black Hole in the Galactic Center via Stellar Orbital Motion: Full General Relativistic Treatment”, Zhang, F., Lu, Y.*, & Yu, Q. 2015, ApJ, 809, 127

2.      “A Probable Milli-parsec Supermassive Binary Black Hole in the Nearest Quasar Mrk 231”, Yan, C., Lu, Y. *, Dai, X., & Yu, Q. 2015, ApJ, 809, 117

3.              “The Galactic Center S-stars and the Hypervelocity Stars in the Galactic Halo: Two Faces of the Tidal Breakup of Stellar Binaries by the Central Massive Black Hole?”, Zhang, F., Lu, Y. *, & Yu, Q. 2013, ApJ, 768, 153

4.              “On probing the properties of QSOs through their proximity effects on the Intergalactic Medium”, Lu, Y. *, & Yu Q., 2011, ApJ, 736, 49

5.              “On the spatial distribution and the origin of hypervelocity stars”, Lu, Y. *, Zhang, F., & Yu, Q. 2010, ApJ, 709, 1356

6.              “Toward Precise Constraints on the Growth of Massive Black Holes”, Yu, Q. & Lu, Y. 2008, ApJ, 689, 732 (arXiv:0808.3777)

7.              “Hypervelocity Binary Stars: Smoking Gun of Massive Binary Black Holes”, Lu, Y. *, Yu, Q., & Lin, D. N. C. 2007, ApJ, 666, L89 (arXiv:0707.1872)

8.              “The Str?mgren Sphere, the Environment, and the Reionization in the Local Universe of the Highest Redshift QSOs”, Yu, Q. & Lu, Y. 2005, ApJ, 620, 31 (astro-ph/0411098)

9.              “The Relativistic Iron Kα Line from an Accretion Disc Onto a Static Non-Baryonic Compact Object”, 2003, Lu, Y. * & Torres, D. F. 2003, IJMD, 12, 63 (astro-ph/0205418)

10.       “The Effects of Relativistic Bulk Motion of X-Ray Flares in the Corona on the Iron Kα Line in Seyfert 1 Galaxies”, Lu, Y. * & Yu, Q. 2001, ApJ, 561, 660 (astro-ph/0106290)

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