Jun Yang’s research focuses on neutron stars, pulsars, stars, and interstellar medium with multi-wavelength observations and modeling. Her expertise in neutron star is complemented by her broad study of space physics.
Jun Yang started her career by studying the Earth’s ionosphere at Chinese Academy of Sciences. Inspired by the Earth’s ionosphere and magnetosphere, she looked further towards more extreme magnetic environments, the magnetosphere of neutron stars including pulsars and magnetars. As part of her PhD thesis at University of Massachusetts Lowell and Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, she built a pulsar library including 17-year revolution of all the known pulsars in the Magellanic Clouds with thousands of X-ray observations of XMM-Newton, Chandra and RXTE, which significantly contribute to observational, theoretical, and instrumental applications.
Jun’s experience also leads her interests in new type of pulsar systems, for example, pulsar planets, ultra-luminous X-ray pulsars, and Millisecond pulsars that could also be used to trace axion dark matter profile, probe gravitational waves, and test fundamental physics.
Selected publications representing Jun’s research areas: