I obtained my Ph.D. in theoretical physics at University of California Santa Barbara in 2018, where I work with Prof. Peng Oh. From fall 2018, I will join the California Institute of Technology as Burke Postdoctoral Fellow in the Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy.

Previously I served as a research assistant in Fisher Computational Astrophysics Group at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, from which I received my M.S. Degree in 2013. I received my B.S. Degree from Anhui Jianzhu University in 2011, advised by Prof. Xuelei Chen at National Astronomical Observatories of China.


Working on theoretical and computational astrophysics, I'm interested in applying micro-physics including magnetohydrodynamics, turbulence, instabilities to the theories of circumgalactic medium, intracluster medium and Type Ia supernovae.

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I have several years of experience of developing FLASH large-scale simulations. In addition, I'm a member of yt Project since 2014, and have used yt to analyze and visualize Terabytes of simulation data on supercomputers.

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I maintain broad interests in classical Chinese philosophy and literature, and advocate the philosophical school of Taoism by Zhuang Zi. In addition, I'm also a Chinese ink-and-water painter, a classical music fan and a New Age music composer.

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S. Ji, P. Masterson, and S. P. Oh, “Non-equilibrium Ionization in Magnetized Turbulent Mixing Layers,” in prep.

S. Ji, S. P. Oh, and M. McCourt, “The Impact of Magnetic Fields on Thermal Instability,” accepted by MNRAS. arXiv

E. O. Nadler, S. P. Oh, and S. Ji, “On the Apparent Power Law in CDM Halo Pseudo Phase Space Density Profiles,” MNRAS, 470, 500, 2017. ADS arXiv DOI

R. Kashyap, R. Fisher, E. García-Berro, G. Aznar-Siguán, S. Ji, and P. Lorén-Aguilar, “One-Armed Spiral Instability in Double-Degenerate Post-Merger Accretion Disks,” ApJ, 840, 16, 2017. ADS arXiv DOI

S. Ji, S. P. Oh, M. Ruszkowski, and M. Markevitch, “The Efficiency of Magnetic Field Amplification at Shocks by Turbulence,” MNRAS, 463, 3989, 2016. ADS arXiv DOI

D. van Rossum, R. Kashyap, R. Fisher, R. T. Wollaeger, E. García-Berro, G. Aznar-Siguán, S. Ji, and P. Lorén-Aguilar, “Light Curves and Spectra from a Thermonuclear Explosion of a White Dwarf Merger,” ApJ, 827, 128, 2016. ADS arXiv DOI

R. Kashyap, R. Fisher, E. García-Berro, G. Aznar-Siguán, S. Ji, and P. Lorén-Aguilar, “Spiral Instability Can Drive Thermonuclear Explosions in Binary White Dwarf Mergers,” ApJL, 800, L7, 2015. ADS arXiv DOI

S. Ji, R. Fisher, E. García-Berro, P. Tzeferacos, G. Jordan, D. Lee, P. Lorén-Aguilar, P. Cremer, and J. Behrends, “The Post-Merger Magnetized Evolution of White Dwarf Binaries: The Double-Degenerate Channel of Sub-Chandrasekhar Type Ia Supernovae and the Formation of Magnetized White Dwarfs,” ApJ, 773, 136, 2013. ADS arXiv DOI