Wu,Meng-Ru / Assistant Research Fellow


Contact Information


  • PhD in Physics, University of Minnesota, 2012
  • B.S. Physics, National Tsing-Hua University, 2005


Sam, Svetlana CY. / 886-2-2789-8386

Research Interest

Particle astrophysics ; Nuclear astrophysics ; Neutrino physics ; Supernovae ; Binary neutron star mergers ; Nucleosynthesis ;


  • Postdoc Fellow, Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark, 2016-2017
  • Postdoc Fellow, Technische University Darmstadt, Germany, 2013-2016


Journal Papers

  • [1]     Meng-Ru Wu*, Irene Tamborra, Oliver Just, Hans-Thomas Janka, 2018, “Imprints of neutrino-pair flavor conversions on nucleosynthesis in ejecta from neutron-star merger remnants”, Physical Review D, 96(12), 123015. (SCI) (IF: 4.557; SCI ranking: 22.2%,27.6%)

  • [2]     Fischer Tobias, Bastian Niels-Uwe F., Wu Meng-Ru, Baklanov Petr, Sorokina Elena, Blinnikov Sergei, Typel Stefan, Klähn Thomas, Blaschke David B., 2018, “Quark deconfinement as a supernova explosion engine for massive blue supergiant stars”, Nature Astronomy, DOI: 10.1038/s41550-018-0583-0.

  • [3]     S. Rosswog*, U. Feindt, O. Korobkin, M.-R. Wu, J. Sollerman, A. Goobar, G. Martinez-Pinedo, 2017, “Detectability of compact binary merger macronovae”, Classical and Quantum Gravity, 34(10), 104001. (SCI) (IF: 3.119; SCI ranking: 15.2%,41.4%,31.7%)

  • [4]     M. Heine et. al. (R3B collaboration), 2017, “Determination of the neutron-capture rate of C17 for r -process nucleosynthesis”, Physical Review C, 95(1), 014613. (SCI) (IF: 3.82; SCI ranking: 25%)

  • [5]     Meng-Ru Wu*, Irene Tamborra, 2017, “Fast neutrino conversions: Ubiquitous in compact binary merger remnants”, Physical Review D, 95(10), 103007. (SCI) (IF: 4.557; SCI ranking: 22.2%,27.6%)

  • [6]     Maik Frensel*, Meng-Ru Wu, Cristina Volpe, Albino Perego, 2017, “Neutrino flavor evolution in binary neutron star merger remnants”, Physical Review D, 95(2), 023011. (SCI) (IF: 4.557; SCI ranking: 22.2%,27.6%)

  • [7]     R. Knöbel et. al.,, 2016, “First direct mass measurements of stored neutron-rich 129,130,131 Cd isotopes with FRS-ESR”, Physics Letters B, 754, 288-293. (SCI) (IF: 4.807; SCI ranking: 15%,19%,20.7%)

  • [8]     Meng-Ru Wu*, Rodrigo Fernández, Gabriel Martínez-Pinedo, Brian D. Metzger, 2016, “Production of the entire range ofr-process nuclides by black hole accretion disc outflows from neutron star mergers”, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 463(3), 2323-2334. (SCI) (IF: 4.961; SCI ranking: 17.5%)

  • [9]     Jennifer Barnes*, Daniel Kasen, Meng-Ru Wu, Gabriel Martínez-Pinedo, 2016, “RADIOACTIVITY AND THERMALIZATION IN THE EJECTA OF COMPACT OBJECT MERGERS AND THEIR IMPACT ON KILONOVA LIGHT CURVES”, The Astrophysical Journal, 829(2), 110. (SCI) (IF: 5.533; SCI ranking: 11.1%)

  • [10]     Meng-Ru Wu*, Yong-Zhong Qian, Gabriel Martínez-Pinedo, Tobias Fischer, Lutz Huther, 2015, “Effects of neutrino oscillations on nucleosynthesis and neutrino signals for an18M⊙supernova model”, Physical Review D, 91(6), 065016. (SCI) (IF: 4.557; SCI ranking: 22.2%,27.6%)

  • [11]     Joel de Jesús Mendoza-Temis, Meng-Ru Wu, Karlheinz Langanke, Gabriel Martínez-Pinedo*, Andreas Bauswein, Hans-Thomas Janka, 2015, “Nuclear robustness of therprocess in neutron-star mergers”, Physical Review C, 92(5), 055805. (SCI) (IF: 3.82; SCI ranking: 25%)

  • [12]     Meng-Ru Wu*, Huaiyu Duan, Yong-Zhong Qian, 2015, “Physics of neutrino flavor transformation through matter–neutrino resonances”, Physics Letters B, 752, 89-94. (SCI) (IF: 4.807; SCI ranking: 15%,19%,20.7%)

  • [13]     Meng-Ru Wu*, Tobias Fischer, Lutz Huther, Gabriel Martínez-Pinedo, Yong-Zhong Qian, 2014, “Impact of active-sterile neutrino mixing on supernova explosion and nucleosynthesis”, Physical Review D, 89(6), 061303. (SCI) (IF: 4.557; SCI ranking: 22.2%,27.6%)

  • [14]     John F. Cherry*, Meng-Ru Wu, J. Carlson, Huaiyu Duan, George M. Fuller, Yong-Zhong Qian, 2012, “Neutrino luminosity and matter-induced modification of collective neutrino flavor oscillations in supernovae”, Physical Review D, 85(12), 125010. (SCI) (IF: 4.557; SCI ranking: 22.2%,27.6%)

  • [15]     John F. Cherry*, Meng-Ru Wu, J. Carlson, Huaiyu Duan, George M. Fuller, Yong-Zhong Qian, 2011, “Density fluctuation effects on collective neutrino oscillations in O-Ne-Mg core-collapse supernovae”, Physical Review D, 84(10), 105034. (SCI) (IF: 4.557; SCI ranking: 22.2%,27.6%)

  • [16]     Meng-Ru Wu, Yong-Zhong Qian*, 2011, “Resonances driven by a neutrino gyroscope and collective neutrino oscillations in supernovae”, Physical Review D, 84(4), 045009. (SCI) (IF: 4.557; SCI ranking: 22.2%,27.6%)

Chapters in Books

  • [1]     Martínez-Pinedo Gabriel, Fischer Tobias, Langanke Karlheinz, Lohs Andreas, Sieverding Andre, Wu Meng-Ru, 2017, “Neutrinos and Their Impact on Core-Collapse Supernova Nucleosynthesis”, editor(s): Athem W. AlsabtiPaul Murdin, Handbook of Supernovae, pp. 1805-1841, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG.

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