Research Topics

*work by students under my supervision

Tidal disruption events

Dai L., Lodato G., Cheng R., 2021, SSRv, 217, 12,  “The Physics of Accretion Discs, Winds and Jets in Tidal Disruption Events (review paper)

*Wong T. H. T., Pfister H., Dai L., 2021, submitted,  “Revisiting the Rates and Demographics of Tidal Disruption Events: Effects of the Disk Formation Efficiency

Pfister H., Dai L., Volonteri M., Auchettl K., Trebitsch M., Ramirez-Ruiz E., 2021, MNRAS, 500, 3944, "Tidal disruption events in the first billion years of a galaxy

Hung T., Foley R. J., Veilleux S., Cenko S. B., Dai L., Auchettl K., et al., 2021, ApJ, 917, 9, “Discovery of a Fast Iron Low-ionization Outflow in the Early Evolution of the Nearby Tidal Disruption Event AT 2019qiz

Rossi E. M., Stone N. C., Law-Smith J. A. P., Macleod M., Lodato G., Dai L., Mandel I., 2021, SSRv, 217, 4, "The Process of Stellar Tidal Disruption by Supermassive Black Holes"

Zabludoff A., Arcavi I., La Massa S., including Dai L.., et al., 2021, SSRv, 217, 54, “Distinguishing Tidal Disruption Events from Impostors"

Pfister H., Volonteri M., Dai L., Colpi M., 2020, MNRAS, 497, 2276, "Enhancement of the tidal disruption event rate in galaxies with a nuclear star cluster: from dwarfs to ellipticals

Lodato G., Cheng R. M., Bonnerot C., Dai L., 2020, SSRv, 216, 63, “Simulations of Tidal Disruption Events

Hung T., Foley R. J., Ramirez-Ruiz E., Dai L., Auchettl K., et al., 2020, ApJ, 903, 31, "Double-peaked Balmer Emission Indicating Prompt Accretion Disk Formation in an X-Ray Faint Tidal Disruption Event"

Leloudas G., Dai L., Arcavi I., Vreeswijk P. M., Mockler B., Roy R., Malesani D. B., et al., 2019, ApJ, 887, 218, “The Spectral Evolution of AT 2018dyb and the Presence of Metal Lines in Tidal Disruption Events"

Dai L., McKinney J. C., Roth N., Ramirez-Ruiz E., Miller M. C., 2018, ApJL, 859, L20, A Unified Model for Tidal Disruption Events

Kara E., Dai L., Reynolds C. S., Kallman T., 2018, MNRAS, 474, 3593, “Ultrafast outflow in tidal disruption event ASASSN-14li"

Ricarte A., Natarajan P., Dai L., Coppi P., 2016, MNRAS, 458, 1712, “Tidal disruption events by a massive black hole binary"

Dai L., McKinney J. C., Miller M. C., 2015, ApJL, 812, L39, “Soft X-Ray Temperature Tidal Disruption Events from Stars on Deep Plunging Orbits

Dai L., Escala A., Coppi P., 2013, ApJL, 775, L9, "The Impact of Bound Stellar Orbits and General Relativity on the Temporal Behavior of Tidal Disruption Flares

Black hole accretion and jets with (radiation) GRMHD simulations

Dai L., McKinney J. C., Roth N., Ramirez-Ruiz E., Miller M. C., 2018, ApJL, 859, L20, A Unified Model for Tidal Disruption Events

McKinney J. C., Dai L., Avara M. J., 2015, MNRAS, 454, L6, “Efficiency of super-Eddington magnetically-arrested accretion

X-ray reflection and reverberation

*Thomsen L. L., Dai L., Kara E., Reynolds C., 2021, accepted by ApJ, “Relativistic X-ray reverberation from super-Eddington accretion flow

*Thomsen L. L., Dai L., Ramirez-Ruiz E., Kara E., Reynolds C., 2019, ApJL, 884, L21, “X-Ray Fluorescence from Super-Eddington Accreting Black Holes"

Kara E., Miller J. M., Reynolds C., Dai L., 2016, Nature, 535, 388, "Relativistic reverberation in the accretion flow of a tidal disruption event

Electromagnetic counterparts of black hole mergers

Dai L., McKinney J. C., Miller M. C., 2017, MNRAS, 470, L92, "Energetic constraints on electromagnetic signals from double black hole mergers

High-energy astroparticles, gravitational waves, and Fermi bubble

Pfister H., Toscani M., Wong T. H. T., Dai L., Lodato G., Rossi E. M., 2021, accepted by MNRAs, "Observable gravitational waves from tidal disruption events and their electromagnetic counterpart

Dai L., Fang K., 2017, MNRAS, 469, 1354, “Can tidal disruption events produce the IceCube neutrinos?

Ko C. M., Breitschwerdt D., Chernyshov D. O., Cheng H., Dai L., Dogiel V. A., 2020, ApJ, 904, 46, “Analytical and Numerical Studies of Central Galactic Outflows Powered by Tidal Disruption Events: A Model for the Fermi Bubbles?

Black hole - star - accretion disk interactions

Dai L., Blandford R. D., 2013, MNRAS, 434, 2948, “Roche accretion of stars close to massive black holes"

Dai L., Blandford R. D., Eggleton P. P., 2013, MNRAS, 434, 2940, "Adiabatic evolution of mass-losing stars"

Dai L., Fuerst S. V., Blandford R. D., 2010, MNRAS, 402, 1614, "Quasi-periodic flares from star-accretion-disc collisions"

© Jane Dai 2020