Yao-Yuan Mao

PITT PACC Langley Fellow
Yao-Yuan Mao | PITT PACC Langley Fellow | yymao.github.io


My research interests surround the connection between visible galaxies and dark matter halos. In particular, I study various approaches to model the galaxy–halo connection, make observable predictions using simulations and models and compare them with observational datasets, and quantify the influence of the galaxy–halo connection on our understandings of cosmology, dark matter physics, and galaxy formation/evolution.

Galaxy-halo connection (left: dark matter halo; right: M31 Galaxy)

Specifically I have been working on:

I also participate in many collaborative projects, including:

You can also find a full list of my publications in this PDF file, on arXiv, or with more options.

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Undergrad Research

When I was an undergrad, I had been working on many different topics, including: