Dong Lai (pic)
is Benson Jay and Mary Ellen Simon Professor
and Professor of Astrophysics at Cornell. He
received Ph.D. in physics from Cornell in 1994,
and was a postdoctoral fellow at
He joined the faculty of the
at Cornell in 1997.
His current research is in theoretical astrophysics, focusing on exoplanets,
compact objects (neutron stars, black holes and white dwarfs),
and astrophysical (particle and fluid) dynamics in general.