Hey, my name is Ke (Coco) Zhang. I'm an Assistant Professor at the Department of Astronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
My main research interests are circumstellar disks around young stars, which are cradles of planetary systems like our solar system. I study gas and dust distributions in these disks to understand the physical and chemcial processes of planet formation. Please see more details in my research page.
2021/08 Our ALMA large program AGE-PRO (the ALMA survey of Gas Evolution in PROtoplanetary disks, PI. Zhang) has been accepted! It uses 103h ALMA time to measure the gas masses and sizes of 30 disks between 0.1-10Myr. Cheers!
2021/08 Two of our regular ALMA programs: A unique gas tracer of pebble drift in protoplanetary disks, Physical Conditions of the Young HL Tau disk, have been accepted for ALMA cycle 8.
2021/08 Estephani TorresVillanueva has joined our research group! Estephani is a 1st year graduate stdent at UW-Madison. She will work with Coco to measure turbulence in disks in the fall. Welcome, Estephani!
2021/07 Our paper, Molecules with ALMA at Planet-forming Scales (MAPS) V: CO gas distributions, Zhang et al., has been accepted for pbulication in the ApJS. Cheers!
2021/06 Anna Conly just joined our group as a REU student this summer. Welcome, Anna!
2021/03 Olive Zhang, a UW-Madison undergraduate student, just joined our research group. Welcome Olive!