About Yao-Yuan Mao
Here's my Curriculum Vitae.
I am an Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow of the NASA Hubble Fellowship Program, currently affiliated with the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – New Brunswick.My research focuses on the connection between visible galaxies and dark matter halos, which is a critical component for fully utilizing astrophysical observations to study the nature of dark matter, cosmology, and galaxy formation physics.
I participate in several collaborative projects. I am one of the core members of the Satellites Around Galactic Analogs (SAGA) Survey. I also serve as one of the Dark Matter Working Group co-conveners and a Collaboration Council member in the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC).
From 2016 to 2019, I was a Samuel P. Langley Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Pittsburgh Particle Physics, Astrophysics, and Cosmology Center (PITT PACC) at the University of Pittsburgh.
I care about inclusion and equity, both in academia and more broadly. I am the current maintainer of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Outlist.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rutgers Office: Room 313W, Physics & Astronomy Bld (New Brunswick Busch Campus)
- Mailing address:
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
136 Frelinghuysen Rd
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019, USA
My name is 茅耀元 in Traditional Chinese; the first character is my last name Mao.
At work I usually go by just "Yao", and you can use they or he as my pronouns. Please note that Yuan is NOT my middle name. Yao-Yuan as a whole is my first name, with the hyphen indicating there are two characters/syllables. Hence, my name should be abbreviated as Y.‑Y. Mao.
How to pronounce my name?
- Each character of my name is monosyllabic.
- Yao starts as in yard and ends as in cow, with the falling (4th) tone.
- Yuan starts with the ü sound, like über in German or lune in French (similar to few in English but with rounded lips), and it ends as in Ben, with the rising (2nd) tone.
- Mao has the same vowels as in Yao, but with the rising (2nd) tone.
- Listen to the pronunciation of my name with Google Translate.
A snapshot of myself
This snapshot of myself was captured in "Science Bytes Episode 5: Dark Matters" on PBS.