Millimeter-wave Astrophysics and Instrumentation:
My research program has evolved from studying supermassive black holes (SMBHs) at the center of galaxies to deciphering the thermodynamic properties of the circumgalactic medium (CGM) that drives galaxy evolution and intracluster medium (ICM). I have developed state-of-the-art instrumentation to enable new observations and compared simulations with the observation data to elucidate the underlying physics behind them. Although the ranges of physical and time scales involved in the astrophysical processes are vastly different, radio and (sub)millimeter experiments have been opening new windows in both regimes. I often spend time at telescope sites in Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station; South Pole Telescope), Arizona (Arizona Radio Observatory), and California (Owens Valley Radio Observatory).

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