Min-Kai Lin

Theoretical Astrophysicist

Curriculumn Vitae [ pdf ]

  • 2011 Nov - present: post-doctoral fellow, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics


  • 2011: PhD, Theoretical astrophysics, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
[ Advisor: Professor John Papaloizou, Thesis: Dynamical instabilities in disc-planet interactions, pdf ]

  • 2008: MSci and BA, Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge, First class honours
  • 2004: A-level, Westminster School, London, UK
  • 2002: GCSE, Emanuel School, London, UK

Teaching and supervision

  • 2014: CITA Summer Student Programme
 [ Student: R. Les, Project: Gap formation and stability in non-isothermal disks ]

  • 2012: CITA Summer Student Programme
 [ Student: R. Cloutier, Project: Orbital migration of giant planets induced by gravitationally unstable gaps ]

  • 2011: Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics for Part II Astrophysics, University of Cambridge
  • 2008---2011: Mathematics for Natural Sciences IA, Clare College, University of Cambridge


  • 2010: DAMTP Smith Rayleigh Knight Prize
  • 2008: St. John's College Benefactors' Scholarship; Isaac Newton Studentship; Oversears Research Scholarship; Institute of Astronomy Prize
  • 2007: St. Catharine's College awarded bursary
  • 2006/07/08: JS Wilson Prize for Natural Sciences (St. Catharine's College, Cambridge)
  • 2005/06/07/08: Skerne Scholarship; College Book Prize for Academic Distinction (St. Catharine's College, Cambridge)

Past academic activities

  • 2010: ISIMA summer student, University of California Santa Cruz, with M. Krumholz
  • 2007: DAMTP summer student, University of Cambridge, with L. Silvers and M. Proctor
  • 2005/06: ASIAA summer/visiting student, with C. Yuan and C.-C. Yen