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Yinan Zhao

Graduate Student

Office: 401 Bryant Space Science Center
Phone: (352) 294–1835
Fax: (352) 392–5089

Educational Background

  • M.Sc., Astronomy, University of Florida, May 2016
  • B.Sc., Applied Physics, Hebei Normal University, China, 2014

Areas of Specialty

Gamma-Ray Bursts, Interstellar & Intergalactic Dust, Dimensionality Reduction, Bayesian Analysis, Galaxy Evolution.

Research Interests

I am interested in understanding the origin of Gamma-Ray Bursts and the effects that the X-ray radiation accompanying GRBs produce on their surrounding dust. Other interests concern the use of GRBs and Quasars as probes of the ISM in high-z galaxies.


I am currently a third-year student in the Astronomy Department at University of Florida, working with Dr. Jian Ge. I received my bachelor’s degree from Hebei Normal University in China.