Mengyao Liu

Jefferson Arts and Sciences Dissertation Year Fellow
B.S. Nanjing University (2015)
M.S. University of Florida (2017)
College of Arts & Sciences


Mengyao Liu is a graduate student in astronomy at the University of Virginia studying massive star formation. Her thesis aims to characterize massive star formation across evolution and environment. Liu received her undergraduate degree in astronomy from Nanjing University, and a master’s degree in astronomy from the University of Florida.

Thesis Description:

Massive Star Formation Across Evolution and Environment

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