Ue-Li Pen

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Ue-Li Pen (born 26 July 1967 in Giessen) is a Canadian astrophysicist, cosmologist, and computational physicist.


Education and career

Born in Germany to Taiwanese parents, Ue-Li Pen at age 13 moved with his parents to Canada. He received in 1989 B.Sc. in mathematics from National Taiwan University, in 1991 M.Sc. in physics from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, and in 1996 Ph.D. in astrophysics from Princeton University with thesis Numerical Studies of Gasdynamics in Cluster of Galaxies under the supervision of Jeremiah P. Ostriker. [1]

From 1995 to 1998 Pen was a post-doc at Harvard University. In 1998 he joined the faculty of the University of Toronto, where he has remained until the present. He was the Interim Director of the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics from 2016 to 2019. He does research on massively parallel simulations in astrophysics, dark matter, and black hole physics. Current projects include "the non-linear dynamics of the cosmic neutrino background, 21cm intensity mapping, pulsar VLBI scintillometry, and Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment CHIME". [2]

Pen visiting Liberty Island in 1997 Astrophysicist Ue-Li Pen at the Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York, January 1997.tif
Pen visiting Liberty Island in 1997

Honours and awards

Selected publications

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  1. Ue-Li Pen at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. "Ue-Li Pen, Professor, Director, CITA at University of Toronto". cita.utoronto.ca.
  3. Williams, Jesse Lynch; Norris, Edwin Mark (22 March 1995). "The Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship". Princeton Alumni Weekly. 95: 14.
  4. "Current & Former Junior Fellows".