Quang Nguyen Luong

Quang Nguyen Luong

Assistant Professor

  • Department: Computer Science, Math and Environmental Science
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    Office Hours: Mon 13.00-15.00,Tue 13.00-15.00, Wed 13.00-15.00,Thu 13.00-15.00, Fri 13.00-15.00

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Quang studies the physics and chemistry of star formation, both the environment around the star nursery and the detailed structures of the young stars. Quang collects data from large telescopes and interferometers and apply data science methodology to probe the structure, astrochemistry, magnetic field,
colliding clouds and low-velocity shocks of gas around star forming regions. I am also interested in understanding how astronomy has contributed to human development and how to use hands-on data science methodology to advance the teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math subjects.

Prior to AUP, Quang was a lecturer at McMasterUniversity. Quang was an EACOA Fellow at the Korean Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), and a CITA postdoc Fellow at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA).



  • PhD. in Astrophysics, CEA Saclay & University Paris Diderot, France, advisor: Frederique Motte & Marc Sauvage (Nov 2008 - Jan 2012)
  • Msc. in Astrophysics, University of Bonn, Germany, advisor: Jes Jorgensen (Oct 2006 - Oct 2008)
  • Bsc. in Aerospace Engineering, Technical University Delft, the Netherlands (Sep 2003 - Sep 2006)
  • Baccalaureate, Nguyen Du specialized highschool, Vietnam (Sep 1998 - Sep 2001)


  • Tatematsu, K. et al. including Q. Nguyen-Luong (2021), Molecular Cloud Cores with High Deuterium Fractions: Nobeyama Mapping SurveyThe Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 256, doi:10.3847/1538-4365/ac0978
  • Evans, N.~J., Heyer, M., Miville-Desch{\^e}nes, M.-A., Nguyen-Luong, Q., Merello, M. (2021), Which Molecular Cloud Structures Are Bound?The Astrophysical Journal 920. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ac1425
  • Fernandez-Lopez, M. et al. including Q. Nguyen-Luong (2021), Magnetic Fields in Massive Star-forming Regions (MagMaR). I. Linear Polarized Imaging of the Ultracompact H II Region G5.89-0.39The Astrophysical Journal 913. doi:10.3847/1538-4357/abf2b6


Conferences & Lectures

Recent Colloquia:

McMaster University (Canada, 02/2017), Seoul National University (Korea, 12/2016), University of Tokyo (08/2016), NAOJ (08/2016), Osaka Prefecture University (Japan, 06/2016), KASI (Korea, 2015)


Recent Conference Talks:

East-Asian ALMA Science meetings (Talks - 2015, 2016), Galactic to Extragalactic Star Formation (Invited talk, Marseille, 09/2014), Windows on the universe, Quy Nhon, Viet Nam (Talk, 08/2013), Vietnam workshop on Astrophysics and Cosmology (Invited Talk, Quy Nhon, 08/2013), Star formation Jamboree (Talk, Hamilton, Canada, 05/2013), Calibration of star-formation rate measurements across the electromagnetic spectrum(Talk, Special Session 12, IAU General Assembly, Beijing, China, 08/2012), The labyrinth of star formation (Talk, Crete, Greece, 06/2012)


  • SOC/LOC, Star formation in different environments series: SFDE (2016), From local clouds to galaxies (2017), ICISE, Quy nhon, Vietnam
  • SOC, Windows on the universe: 25th annuversary of the Rencontres du Vietnam, ICISE, Quy nhon, Vietnam
  • SOC, Cosmic Cycle of Dust and Gas in our Galaxy: from old to young stars, ICISE, Quy nhon, Vietnam
  • Secretary of advisory board, Vietnam Astronomy Development workshop, Quy Nhon
  • SOC/LOC, CITA National Fellow Meeting

Research Areas

  • Star formation
  • Radio astronomy
  • Data science

If any student is interested in doing senior project, research project on any theme above. Please contact me.

Awards, Fellowships and Grants

  • Simons Foundation - Target Grant to Institutes
  • Three consecutive years IAU funding award “Bring Astronomy to Remote Area in VN” (2013,2014,2015)
  • EACOA Postdoctoral Fellowship (2014-2016)
  • CITA Postdoctoral Fellowship (2012-2014)
  • CFR – CEA Saclay PhD Fellowship (2008-2012)
  • Bonn International Graduate School Master Fellowship (2006-2008)
  • University College London Dean’s scholar for summer research (2006)

Curriculum Vitae