Yanqin Wu         武延庆


I am a professor of theoretical astrophysics in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Toronto. My current research interests centre on planets in our Solar system and beyond. I study their internal structure, their dynamics, and their formation site -- the proto-planetary discs. Over the past few years, I have been staring at the planets discovered by the Kepler Space mission, looking for clues to their formation and evolution. And now ALMA is opening our eyes to the birth place of planets, where mysteries abound.

Contact Me:
phone: +1(416)9465633 (office); fax: +1(416)9467287;
email: wu_at_astro.utoronto.ca ('at' substituted by @);

Office: MP1210, 60 St. George Street
mail: Yanqin Wu
        Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics
        University of Toronto
        50 St. George Street, Room 101
        Toronto, ON M5S 3H4,


Academic Year 2017

fall -- no teaching

Winter -- origin & evolution of the universe (AST121)

            -- graduate course: Radiative Processes (AST1440)

previous courses:

. A year-long inter-disciplinary course‘Energy, from Fire to Future’ together with Prof. Adonis Yatchew (Department of Economics) and Prof. Ben Akrigg (Department of Classics). Here is my personal course page.

. Stars and Solar system (AST221)

. Introduction to Astrophysics (AST320)

. Origin and Evolution of the Universe (AST121)

. Introduction to Research (AST1501Y)

. graduate mini-course: planetary dynamics (AST3100)

. Astronomy @ the Frontiers (SCI199Y)

. graduate course: Radiative Processes (AST1440)

. graduate course: Stellar structure and Evolution (AST1410)

. graduate course: Galactic Dynamics (AST1420)