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*, Projjwal Banerjee, Brian D. Metzger, Gabriel Martínez-Pinedo, Tsuguo Aramaki, Eric Burns, Charles J. Hailey, Jennifer Barnes, Georgia Karagiorgi, 2019, “Finding the Remnants of the Milky Way's Last Neutron Star Mergers”, The Astrophysical Journal, 880(1) 23. (SCI, SSCI) (IF: 5.551; SCI ranking: 19.6%;SSCI ranking: 19.6%)

  • [2]     Meng-Ru Wu*, J. Barnes, G. Martínez-Pinedo, B. D. Metzger, 2019, “Fingerprints of Heavy-Element Nucleosynthesis in the Late-Time Lightcurves of Kilonovae”, Physical Review Letters, 122(6). (SCI) (IF: 8.462; SCI ranking: 7.6%)

  • [3]     Allan Sung, Huitzu Tu, Meng-Ru Wu, 2019, “New constraint from supernova explosions on light particles beyond the Standard Model”, Physical Review D, 99(12). (SCI, SSCI) (IF: 4.394; SCI ranking: 33.3%;SSCI ranking: 33.3%)

  • [4]     Tobias Fischer*, Niels-Uwe F. Bastian, Meng-Ru Wu, Petr Baklanov, Elena Sorokina, Sergei Blinnikov, Stefan Typel, Thomas Klähn, David B. Blaschke, 2018, “Quark deconfinement as a supernova explosion engine for massive blue supergiant stars”, Nature Astronomy, 2(12) 980-986.

  • [5]     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%)

  • [6]     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%)

  • [7]     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%)

  • [8]     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%)

  • [9]     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%)

  • [10]     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%)

  • [11]     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%)

  • [12]     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%)

  • [13]     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%)

  • [14]     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%)

  • [15]     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%)

  • [16]     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%)

  • [17]     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%)

  • [18]     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%)

  • [19]     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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