Philip Chang

Professor and Department Chair
 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

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.
Murray, N., and Chang, Philip. “Star Formation in Massive Clusters via Bondi Accretion.” Astrophysical Journal 746. (2012): 75.
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.
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.
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.
Chang, Philip, and Chakrabarti, S. “Dark subhaloes and disturbances in extended HI discs.” Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 416. (2011): 618-628.