Welcome to Xiangcheng Ma's Page
I am a fifth-year graduate student of theoretical astrophysics at Caltech, finishing in summer 2018. My advisor is Prof. Phil Hopkins. Starting in fall 2018, I will be a TAC postdoctoral fellow at University of California, Berkely. I study a broad range of topics in galaxy formation and evolution, primarily using hydrodynamic simulations.
I am actively involved in the Feedback in Realistic Environments project (FIRE, Hopkins et al. 2014), which is a suite of high-resolution cosmological zoom-in simulations of galaxy formation including physically motivated model of the ISM, star formation, and stellar feedback and run with the code GIZMO. I also closely collaborate with many great people in the FIRE team.
See my research page here for details about what I have been working on.
I was born in 1991 in Tianjin, P. R. China. I was an undergraduate student in astronomy from 2009-2013 at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) before coming to Caltech for graduate study.