Zhuo Chen

Zhuo Chen

graduate student

UCLA Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Welcome! I am a sixth year graduate student in the Physics and Astronomy Department at UCLA, working in the Galactic Center group with Professor Andrea Ghez and Professor Tuan Do. My scientific research interests primarily focus on understanding the formation of the stellar population in galactic nuclei, the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way Galactic Center, and infrared astronomy observing. I’m currently studing the star formation history of the Milky Way nuclear star cluster for the first time with metallicity constraints. I have been accumulating experience for five years in the infrared astronomy observing in both photometry and spectroscopy using Keck Observatory Telescopes with adaptive optics, located at the Mauna Kea Summit in Hawaii.

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Interests
  • Milky Way Supermassive Black Hole
  • Star formation history of the nuclei of galaxies
  • Infrared observing
Education
  • Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2022 anticipated

    University of California, Los Angeles

  • M.S. in Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2018

    University of California, Los Angeles

  • B.A. in Astronomy and Space Science, 2016

    Nanjing University

Research

Teaching

 
 
 
 
 
Teaching Assistant
Astronomy 3, Nature of Universe
Apr 2021 – Jun 2021 UCLA
 
 
 
 
 
Teaching Assistant
Astronomy 3, Nature of Universe
Sep 2020 – Dec 2020 UCLA
 
 
 
 
 
Teaching Assistant
Astronomy 5, Life in Universe
Apr 2017 – Jun 2017 UCLA
 
 
 
 
 
Teaching Assistant
Astronomy 81, Stars and Nebulae
Jan 2017 – Mar 2017 UCLA

Outreach

Explore Your Universe

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