Huan Yang

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Princeton University

Area of Research:

Research Interests

(i) gravitational wave physics;
(ii) astrophysics in the strong gravity regime;
(iii) gravity-fluid correspondence and holographic theories

Positions Held

  • PhD: California Institute of Technology, Theoretical Astrophysics including Relativity, 2013

Recent Publications

  • Huan Yang, Fan Zhang, Luis Lehner, Magnetosphere of a Kerr black hole immersed in magnetized plasma and its perturbative mode structure, Phys. Rev. D 91, 124055, 2015. arXiv: 1503.06788
  • Huan Yang, Fan Zhang, Stephen Green, Luis Lehner, Coupled oscillator model for nonlinear gravitational perturbations, Phys. Rev. D 91, 084007, 2015. arXiv: 1502.08051.
  • Huan Yang, Aaron Zimmerman, Luis Lehner, Turbulent black holes, Phys. Rev. Letters 114, 081101, 2015, arXiv: 1402.4859
  • Zachary Mark, Huan Yang, Aaron Zimmerman, Yanbei Chen, The quasinormal modes of weakly charged Kerr-Newman black holes, Phys. Rev. D 91, 044025, 2015. arXiv: 1409.5800.
  • Fan Zhang, Huan Yang, Luis Lehenr, Towards a understanding of the force-free magnetosphere of rapidly rotating black holes, Phys. Rev. D 90 124009, 2014, arXiv: 1409.0345.
  • Huan Yang, Fan Zhang, Stability of force-free magnetospheres, Phys. Rev. D 90, 104022, 2014, arXiv: 1406.4602
  • Huan Yang, Marc Casals, Wavefront twisting by rotating black holes: orbital angular momentum generation and phase coherent detection, Phys. Rev. D 90, 023014 (2014). arXiv: 1404.0722
  • Huan Yang, Fan Zhang, Aaron Zimmerman, Yanbei Chen, The scalar Green function of the Kerr spacetime, Phys. Rev. D 89, 064014 (2014), arXiv: 1311.3380
  • Huan Yang, Fan Zhang. Plasma wave generation in a dynamic spacetime. arXiv: 1508.02119
  • Huan Yang, Larry Price, Nicolas Smith, Haixing Miao, Rana X. Adhikari, Yanbei Chen. Towards the laboratory search for spacetime dissipation, arXiv: 1504.02545
  • Quasinormal modes beyond Kerr, Proceedings of the Sant Cugat Forum on Astrophysics (2014). Session on 'Gravitational Wave Astrophysics.'


  • Holographic insights into black hole spacetimes, Fields Institute, June 2015
  • Recent developments in force-free magnetospheres of black holes and neutron stars, CITA, June 2015
  • Stability of force-free magnetospheres, ITC seminar, Harvard University, September 2014