• 2022 - Present: Research Assistant Professor, Washington University in St. Louis

  • 2020 - 2022: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Colorado, Boulder

  • 2017 - 2020: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University


  • 2010 - 2017: Ph.D. in Physics, Columbia University in the City of New York

  • 2006 - 2010: Bachelor of Science in Physics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Notable Publications and Preprints

Chen, A. Y., Yuan, Y., Li, X., and Mahlmann, J. F., 2022, Propagation of a Strong Fast Magnetosonic Wave in the Magnetosphere of a Neutron Star, arXiv:2210.13506

Noordhuis, D., Prabhu, A., Witte, S. J., Chen, A. Y. et al., 2022, Novel Constraints on Axions Produced in Pulsar Polar Cap Cascades, arXiv:2209.09917

Chen, A. Y., Uzdensky, D., and Dexter, J., 2022, Synchrotron Pair Production Equilibrium in Relativistic Magnetic Reconnection, arXiv:2209.03249

Chen, A. Y., Yuan, Y., Beloborodov, A. M., et al., 2022, Relativistic Alfvén Waves Entering Charge Starvation in the Magnetospheres of Neutron Stars, The Astrophysical Journal, 929, 31

Cruz, F., Grismayer, T., Chen, A. Y., et al., 2021, Coherent Emission from QED Cascades in Pulsar Polar Caps, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 919, L4

Chen, A. Y., Yuan, Y., & Vasilopoulos, G., 2020, A Numerical Model for the Multiwavelength Lightcurves of PSR J0030+0451, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 893, L38

Chen, A. Y., Cruz, F., & Spitkovsky, A., 2020, Filling the Magnetospheres of Weak Pulsars, The Astrophysical Journal, 889, 69

Chen, A. Y., Yuan, Y., 2020, Physics of Pair Producing Gaps in Black Hole Magnetospheres II – General Relativity, The Astrophysical Journal, 895, 121

Chen, A. Y., Yuan, Y. & Yang, H., 2018, Physics of Pair Producing Gaps in Black Hole Magnetospheres, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 863, L31

Chen, A. Y. & Beloborodov, A. M., 2017, Particle-in-cell simulations of the twisted magnetospheres of magnetars, The Astrophysical Journal, 844, 133

Chen, A. Y. & Beloborodov, A. M., 2017, Electrodynamics of Axisymmetric Pulsar Magnetosphere with Electron-Positron Discharge: A Numerical Experiment, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 795, L22