Truong Le's Research Interests

* active galactic nuclei
* black hole/neutron stars accretion disc
* inviscid/viscous disc instability
* high-energy particle acceleration
* Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs) formation rate
* galaxy formation and evolution
* cosmology & dark matter


Governor's School for Science & Technology Students Research Mentorship

2) Joy Putney; Fall 2011--present; major: Physics & Engineering
Research Title: Estimating the Mass Accretion Rates and Initial Jet Radii of 19 Fermi Blazars

1) Cassie Brown; Fall 2011--present; major: Physics & Engineering
Research Title: A Correlation Study between Jets Powers, Mass Accretion Rates, and Initial Jet Radii of 14 Low-Power Radio-Loud AGNs


Upcoming conferences


Refereed Publications:

13) Becker, P. A., Das, S., & Le, T. "Diffusive Particle Acceleration and the Formation of Outflows in Shocked, Viscous Accretion Disks," 2011, ApJ, Vol 743, page 47.

12) Das, S., Becker, P. A. & Le, T. " Dynamical Structure of Viscous Accretion Disks with Shocks," 2009, Vol 702, page 649.

11) Le, T. , & Dermer, C. D., " Gamma Ray Burst Predictions for the Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope," 2009, Vol 700, page 1026.

10) Becker, P. A., Das, S., & Le, T., " Particle Acceleration and the Formation of Relativistic Outflows in Viscous Accretion Disks with Shocks,," 2008, ApJL, L93.

9) Le, T., & Dermer, C. D., " Gamma Ray Bursts in the Swift and GLAST Era," 2007,The First Glast Symposium. AIP Conference Proceeding, Vol. 921, Page 462.

8) Dermer, C. D., Ramirez-Ruiz, E., Le, T., " Correlations between Photon and High-Energy Neutrino Fluxes in Blazars and Gamma Ray Bursts," 2007, ApJL, Vol. 664, page L67

7) Le, T., & Dermer, C. D., " On the Redshift Distribution of Gamma Ray Bursts in the Swift Era," 2007, ApJ, Vol. 661, page 394

6) Le, T., & Becker, P. A., " Particle Acceleration in Advection-Dominated Accretion Disks with Shocks: Green's Function Energy Distribution," 2007, ApJ, Vol. 661, page 416.

5) Becker, P. A., Le, T., & Dermer, C. D., " Time-Dependent Stochastic Particle Acceleration in Astrophysical Plasmas: Exact Solutions Including Momentum-Dependent Escape," 2006, ApJ, Vol. 647, page 539.

4) Le, T., & Becker, P. A., " Particle Acceleration and the Production of Relativistic Outflows in Advection-Dominated Accretion Disks with Shocks," 2005, ApJ, Vol. 632, page 476.

3) Le, T., & Becker, P. A., "A Self-Consistent Model for the Formation of Relativistic Outflows in Advection-Dominated Accretion Disks with Shocks," 2004, ApJL, Vol. 617, page L25.

2) Becker, P. A., & Le, T. " Inner Boundary Conditions for Advection-Dominated Accretion onto Black Holes ," 2003, ApJ, Vol. 588, page 408.

1) Nandra, K.; Le, T.; George, I. M.; Edelson, R. A.; Mushotzky, R. F.; Peterson, B. M.; Turner, T. J. " The Origin of the X-Ray and Ultraviolet Emission in NGC 7469 ," 2000, ApJ, Vol. 544, page 734.


Conference proceedings and abstracts of talks:

13) Attend the "JWST Wavefront Sensing & Control Software Subsystem CDA", Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD, May 25-26, 2010

12) Attend the "Proposal Planning Subsystem System Design Review Infrastructure & Shared Components", Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD, Jan. 22, 2009

11) Attend the "JWST Integrated Science Instrument Module Flight Software", Computer Science Corporation, Lanham-Seabrook, MD, April 29 - May 1, 2008

10) Attend the "JWST Preliminary Design Review", NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenville, MD, March 31 - April 4, 2008

9) Attend the "Science & Operations Center Proposal Planning Subsystem System Requirements Review", Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD, Feb. 19, 2008

8) Attend the "James Webb Space Telescope Operations Scripts Subsystem Preliminary Design Review", Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD, Jan. 22 - 24, 2008

7) Le, T., & Dermer, C., D., `` Gamma Ray Bursts in the Swift and GLAST Era '', 1st GLAST Symposium, Standford, Palo Alto, CA, Feb. 5-8, 2007

6) Le, T., Becker, P. A., "Jets and Accretion Disks '', Relativistic Jets: The Common Physics of AGN, Microquasars and Gamma-Ray Bursts Meeting, 2005, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, MI.

5) Le, T., Becker, P. A., "Particle Acceleration in Advection-Dominated Accretion Disks", TeV Particle Astrophysics Meeting, 2005, Fermilab, Batavia, IL.

4) Le, T., & Becker, P. A., "Self-Consistent Model for Relativistic Outflows from Advection-Dominated Accretion Disks", AAS Meeting #203, 2004, B.A.A.S.

3) Le, T., & Becker, P. A., "Advection-Dominated Accretion Flows with Outflows", AAS Meeting #199, 2001, B.A.A.S.

2) Becker, P. A., & Le, T.,"Inner Boundary Conditions for Advection-Dominated Accretion onto Black Holes", AAS Meeting #199, 2001, B.A.A.S.

1) Becker, P. A., Le, T., & Kazanas, D., " Cosmic-Ray Modified Shocks: Structure and Stability", HEAD Meeting #32, 2000, B.A.A.S.