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Current Research interests:

  • Black hole accretion, jet, wind
  • AGNs feedback, galaxy evolution
  • Active galactic nuclei
  • Black hole X-ray binaries
  • Planet formation


  • 1997-1998: Lecturer, Physics Department, Nanjing Normal University
  • 1998-2000: Postdoctoral Researcher, Astronomy Department, Nanjing University
  • 2000-2002: Postdoctoral Researcher, Max-Planck Institute of Radio Astronomy, Germany
  • 2002-2003: Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University, USA
  • 2003-2005: Postdoctoral Researcher, Physics Department, Purdue University, USA
  • 2005-present: Professor, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences


  • 1987-1991: B.Sc., Physics Department, Shandong University; Major: Theoretical Physics
  • 1991-1994: M.Sc., Institute of Chemistry, Shandong University; Major: Quantum Chemistry
  • 1994-1997: Ph.D., Center for Astrophysics, University of Science and Technology of China; Major: Astrophysics

Selected publications:

  • Yuan, F. Luminous hot accretion disks, 2001, MNRAS, 324, 119-127
  • Yuan, F., Quataert, E., & Narayan, R. Nonthermal Electrons in Radiatively Inefficient Accretion Flow Models of Sagittarius A*, 2003, ApJ, 598, 301-312
  • Yuan, F., Cui, W. The radio---X-ray correlation and quiescent state of black hole sources, 2005, ApJ, 629, 408-413
  • Yuan, F., Lin, J., Wu, K. & Ho, L. An MHD model for the formation of episodic jets, 2009, MNRAS, 395, 2183
  • Yuan, F., Bu, D., & Wu, M. Numerical Simulation of Hot Accretion Flows. II. Nature, Origin, and Properties of Outflows and their Possible Observational Applications, 2012, ApJ, 761,130
  • Wang, Q. et al. Dissecting X-ray-Emitting Gas Around the Center of Our Galaxy, 2013, Science, 341, 981
  • Yuan, F. & Narayan, R. Hot acretion flows around black holes, 2014, ARA&A, 52, 529
  • Yuan, F. Gan, Z., Narayan, R., Sadowski, A., Du, D. & Bai, X. Numerical Simulation of Hot Accretion Flows. III. Revisiting Wind Properties Using the Trajectory Approach, 2015, ApJ, 804, 101

Selected talks:

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