Philip Chang

Associate Professor
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 KEN 4180



Chang’s research interests include supernovae, compact objects, disk dynamics, plasma astrophysics, and turbulent star formation. In general terms, he is interested in various aspects of theoretical astrophysics and cosmology.

Biographical Sketch

Philip Chang received his BA from Harvard in 1998 and a PhD in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2005 under the direction of Professor Lars Bildsten. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, from 2005-2009 and at the University of Toronto from 2005-2009. Since 2011, Chang has been working at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he holds the rank of Assistant Professor.

Selected Publications

Chakrabarti, Sukanya, Quillen, Alice, Chang, Philip, and Merritt, David. “An Eccentricity-Mass Relation for Galaxies from Tidally Disrupting Satellites.” Astrophysical Journal Letters.
Broderick, Avery E., Pfrommer, Christoph, Puchwein, Ewald, and Chang, Philip. “Lower Limits upon the Anisotropy of the Extragalactic Gamma-Ray Background implied by the 2FGL and 1FHL Catalogs.” Astrophysical Journal.
Alatalo, Katherine, and Chang, Philip. “NGC 1266 as a Local Candidate for Rapid Cessation of Star Formation.” Astrophysical Journal 780. (2014): 186.
Oishi, Jeffrey, and Chang, Philip. “Methods for Simulating the Heavy Core Instability.” Instabilities and Structures in Proto-Planetary Disks 46. EDP Sciences, (2013).
Zhu, C., Chang, Philip, van Kerkwijk, M. H., and Wadsley, J. “A Parameter-space Study of Carbon-Oxygen White Dwarf Mergers.” Astrophysical Journal 767. (2013): 164.
Puchwein, E., Pfrommer, C., Springel, V., Broderick, A. E., and Chang, Philip. “The Lyman α forest in a blazar-heated Universe.” Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 423. (2012): 149-164.
Pfrommer, C., Chang, Philip, and Broderick, A. E. “The Cosmological Impact of Luminous TeV Blazars. III. Implications for Galaxy Clusters and the Formation of Dwarf Galaxies.” Astrophysical Journal 752. (2012): 24.
Chang, Philip, Broderick, A. E., and Pfrommer, C. “The Cosmological Impact of Luminous TeV Blazars. II. Rewriting the Thermal History of the Intergalactic Medium.” Astrophysical Journal 752. (2012): 23.
Murray, N., and Chang, Philip. “Star Formation in Massive Clusters via Bondi Accretion.” Astrophysical Journal 746. (2012): 75.
{Chang}, P., and {Hui}, L. “Stellar Structure and Tests of Modified Gravity.” \apj 732. (2011): 25.
{Chakrabarti}, S., {Bigiel}, F., {Chang}, P., and {Blitz}, L. “Finding Dwarf Galaxies from Their Tidal Imprints.” \apj 743. (2011): 35.
Chang, Philip, and Chakrabarti, S. “Dark subhaloes and disturbances in extended HI discs.” Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 416. (2011): 618-628.
{van Kerkwijk}, M.~H., {Chang}, P., and {Justham}, S. “Sub-Chandrasekhar White Dwarf Mergers as the Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae.” \apjl 722. (2010): L157-L161.
{Chang}, P., and {Oishi}, J.~S. “On the Stability of Dust-laden Protoplanetary Vortices.” \apj 721. (2010): 1593-1602.
{Piro}, A.~L., {Chang}, P., and {Weinberg}, N.~N. “Shock Breakout from Type Ia Supernova.” \apj 708. (2010): 598-604.
{Chang}, P., and {Quataert}, E. “Buoyancy instabilities in degenerate, collisional, magnetized plasmas.” \mnras 403. (2010): 246-252.
{Chang}, P., {Bildsten}, L., and {Arras}, P. “Diffusive Nuclear Burning of Helium on Neutron Stars.” \apj 723. (2010): 719-728.
{Chang}, P., {Strubbe}, L.~E., {Menou}, K., and {Quataert}, E. “Fossil gas and the electromagnetic precursor of supermassive binary black hole mergers.” \mnras 407. (2010): 2007-2016.
Ven}, G., and {Chang}, P. “Migration of Star Clusters and Nuclear Rings.” \apj 697. (2009): 619-629.
{Chang}, P. “Gas Shepherding by an Infalling Satellite.” \apj 684. (2008): 236-247.
{Piro}, A.~L., and {Chang}, P. “Convection during the Late Stages of Simmering in Type Ia Supernovae.” \apj 678. (2008): 1158-1164.
{Chang}, P., {Murray-Clay}, R., {Chiang}, E., and {Quataert}, E. “The Origin of the Young Stars in the Nucleus of M31.” \apj 668. (2007): 236-244.
{Ho}, W.~C.~G., {Kaplan}, D.~L., {Chang}, P., {van Adelsberg}, M., and {Potekhin}, A.~Y. “Thin magnetic hydrogen atmospheres and the neutron star RX J1856.5 3754.” \apss 308. (2007): 279-286.
{Ho}, W.~C.~G., {Chang}, P., {Kaplan}, D.~L., {Mori}, K., {Potekhin}, A.~Y., and {van Adelsberg}, M. “Modeling atmosphere emission from magnetic neutron stars.” Advances in Space Research 40. (2007): 1432-1440.
{Chang}, P., {Quataert}, E., and {Murray}, N. “From Thin to Thick: The Impact of X-Ray Irradiation on Accretion Disks in Active Galactic Nuclei.” \apj 662. (2007): 94-101.
{Ho}, W.~C.~G., {Kaplan}, D.~L., {Chang}, P., {van Adelsberg}, M., and {Potekhin}, A.~Y. “Magnetic hydrogen atmosphere models and the neutron star RX J1856.5-3754.” \mnras 375. (2007): 821-830.
{Chang}, P., {Morsink}, S., {Bildsten}, L., and {Wasserman}, I. “Rotational Broadening of Atomic Spectral Features from Neutron Stars.” \apjl 636. (2006): L117-L120.
{Chang}, P., {Bildsten}, L., and {Wasserman}, I. “Formation of Resonant Atomic Lines during Thermonuclear Flashes on Neutron Stars.” \apj 629. (2005): 998-1007.
{Thompson}, T.~A., {Chang}, P., and {Quataert}, E. “Magnetar Spin-Down, Hyperenergetic Supernovae, and Gamma-Ray Bursts.” \apj 611. (2004): 380-393.
{Chang}, P., and {Bildsten}, L. “Evolution of Young Neutron Star Envelopes.” \apj 605. (2004): 830-839.
{Chang}, P., {Arras}, P., and {Bildsten}, L. “Hydrogen Burning on Magnetar Surfaces.” \apjl 616. (2004): L147-L150.
{Chang}, P., and {Bildsten}, L. “Diffusive Nuclear Burning in Neutron Star Envelopes.” \apj 585. (2003): 464-474.
{Bildsten}, L., {Chang}, P., and {Paerels}, F. “Atomic Spectral Features during Thermonuclear Flashes on Neutron Stars.” \apjl 591. (2003): L29-L32.
{Brown}, E.~F., {Bildsten}, L., and {Chang}, P. “Variability in the Thermal Emission from Accreting Neutron Star Transients.” \apj 574. (2002): 920-929.