Yan-Chuan Cai

Institute for Astronomy , University of Edinburgh
Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ 
Email: cai@roe.ac.uk , Tel: +44-131-6688-285
Web page: http://www.roe.ac.uk/~cai

2018 - Royal Society University Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh
2014 - 2018, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh
2012 - 2014, Junior International Research Fellow, Durham University
2009 - 2012, Post-doctoral research Fellow,University of Pennsylvania
2006 - 2009, Marie Curie EST Fellow (for PhD), Durham University


I have been working towards using large galaxy surveys to probe dark energy, measure the growth of structure in our Universe, and test theories of gravity.

1) large-scale structure -- using simulations and galaxy surveys to constrain cosmology,
2) The cosmic web: Cosmic voids, filament, galaxy clusters and superclusters,
3) redshift-space distortions, gravitational redshift and weak gravitational lensing,
4) CMB secondary effects -- Integrated Sachs-Wolfe (ISW) effect & Rees-Sciama effect

Mock galaxy catalogues for Pan-STARRS1.

Full publications list from ADS:

Selected publications:

'Modelling the environmental dependence of the growth rate'
Ixandra Achitouv & Yan-Chuan Cai
accepted for publication in PRD, arXiv:1806.04684

'Missing baryons in the cosmic web revealed by the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect'
Anna de Graaff, Yan-Chuan Cai, Catherine Heymans & John Peacock

'Gravitational redshift and asymmetric redshift-space distortions for stacked clusters'
Yan-Chuan Cai, Nick Kaiser, Shaun Cole, & Carlos Frenk
MNRAS, 2017, 468, 1981C

'The lensing and temperature imprints of voids on the Cosmic Microwave Background'
Yan-Chuan Cai, Mark Neyrinck, Qingqing Mao, John A. Peacock, Istvan Szapudi & Andreas A. Berlind
MNRAS, 2017, 466 (3): 3364-3375

'Testing the spherical evolution of cosmic voids'
Vasiliy Demchenko , Yan-Chuan Cai, Catherine Heymans & John A. Peacock
MNRAS, 2016, 463, 512D

'Redshift-space distortions around voids'
Yan-Chuan Cai, Andy Taylor John A. Peacock & Nelson Padilla
MNRAS, 2016, 462, 2465C

'The view from the boundary: a new void stacking method'
Marius Cautun, Yan-Chuan Cai & Carlos Frenk
MNRAS, 2016, 457, 2540C

'Testing Gravity using Cosmic Voids'
Yan-Chuan Cai, Nelson Padilla & Baojiu Li
MNRAS, 2015, 451, 1036C

'The Integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect in f(R) gravity'
Yan-Chuan Cai , Baojiu Li, Shaun Cole, Carlos S. Frenk & Mark C. Neyrinck
MNRAS, 2014, 439, 2978C

'A Possible Detection of the Cold Imprint of Voids on the Microwave Background Radiation'
Yan-Chuan Cai , Mark C. Neyrinck, Istvan Szapudi, Shaun Cole & Carlos S. Frenk
ApJ, 2014, 786, 110C

'Voids in Modified Gravity: Excursion Set Predictions'
Joseph Clampitt, Yan-Chuan Cai & Baojiu Li
MNRAS, 2013, 431, 749C

'Combining weak lensing tomography and spectroscopic redshift surveys'
Yan-Chuan Cai & Gary Bernstein
MNRAS, 2012, 422, 1045C

'Cosmology without cosmic variance'
Gary Bernstein & Yan-Chuan Cai
MNRAS, 2011, 416, 3009B

'Optimal linear reconstruction of dark matter from halo catalog'
Yan-Chuan Cai , Gary Bernstein & Ravi Sheth
MNRAS, 2011,412,995

'Full-sky map of the ISW and Rees-Sciama effect from Gpc simulations'
Yan-Chuan Cai, Shaun Cole, Carlos Frenk & Adrian Jenkins
MNRAS, 2010, 407, 201

'Mock galaxy redshift catalogues from simulations: implications for Pan-STARRS1'
Yan-Chuan Cai, Raul Angulo, Carlton Baugh, Shaun Cole, Carlos Frenk & Adrian Jenkins
MNRAS, 2009, 395, 1185