Hsiao-Wen Chen

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Astronomy, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1999
 
Contact Information
Phone: (773) 702-8747
Location: ERC 523
Email: hchenkicp.uchicago.edu
WWW: Web Site
 
Research
The principal goal of my research is to understand the astrophysics that regulates star formation and galaxy growth. Absorption-line spectroscopy of distant light sources (quasars/gamma-ray burst afterglows) offers a powerful probe for studying the unseen matter around luminous galaxies. My main research interest is to study the cross-correlation between luminous galaxies and dark absorbers, in order to understand the recycling of baryons between star-forming regions and dark intergalactic medium.

Ongoing Scientific Projects:
 
Students
Past Students

GRADUATE: Sean Johnson (2016), Jean-Rene Gauthier (2011)
 
KICP Publications
2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "Effects of waveform model systematics on the interpretation of GW150914", Classical and Quantum Gravity, Volume 34, Issue 10, article id. 104002 (2017) (May 2017)
  2. "On the radial profile of gas-phase Fe/α ratio around distant galaxies", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 466, Issue 1, p.1071-1081 (Apr 2017)
  3. "First Search for Gravitational Waves from Known Pulsars with Advanced LIGO", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 839, Issue 1, article id. 12, 19 pp. (2017) (Apr 2017)
  4. "A Search for Kilonovae in the Dark Energy Survey", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 837, Issue 1, article id. 57, 15 pp. (2017) (Mar 2017)
  5. "Directional Limits on Persistent Gravitational Waves from Advanced LIGO's First Observing Run", Physical Review Letters, Volume 118, Issue 12, id.121102 (Mar 2017)
  6. "Upper Limits on the Stochastic Gravitational-Wave Background from Advanced LIGO's First Observing Run", Physical Review Letters, Volume 118, Issue 12, id.121101 (Mar 2017)
  7. "Search for High-energy Neutrinos from Gravitational Wave Event GW151226 and Candidate LVT151012 with ANTARES and IceCube", arXiv:1703.06298 (Mar 2017)
  8. "Exploring the sensitivity of next generation gravitational wave detectors", Classical and Quantum Gravity, Volume 34, Issue 4, article id. 044001 (2017) (Feb 2017)
  9. "All-sky search for short gravitational-wave bursts in the first Advanced LIGO run", Physical Review D, Volume 95, Issue 4, id.042003 (Feb 2017)
  10. "First search for gravitational waves from known pulsars with Advanced LIGO", arXiv:1701.07709 (Jan 2017)
  11. "Upper Limits on the Stochastic Gravitational-Wave Background from Advanced LIGO's First Observing Run", arXiv:1612.02029 (Dec 2016)
  12. "Directional limits on persistent gravitational waves from Advanced LIGO's first observing run", arXiv:1612.02030 (Dec 2016)
  13. "Upper Limits on the Rates of Binary Neutron Star and Neutron Star-Black Hole Mergers from Advanced LIGO’s First Observing Run", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 832, Issue 2, article id. L21, 15 pp. (2016) (Dec 2016)
  14. "The Circumgalactic Medium in Massive Halos", arXiv:1612.00872 (Dec 2016)
  15. "Supplement: “The Rate of Binary Black Hole Mergers Inferred from Advanced LIGO Observations Surrounding GW150914” (2016, ApJL, 833, L1)", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Volume 227, Issue 2, article id. 14, 11 pp. (2016) (Dec 2016)
  16. "The Rate of Binary Black Hole Mergers Inferred from Advanced LIGO Observations Surrounding GW150914", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 833, Issue 1, article id. L1, 8 pp. (2016) (Dec 2016)
  17. "Outskirts of Distant Galaxies In Absorption", arXiv:1612.05305 (Dec 2016)
  18. "Search for Gravitational Waves Associated with Gamma-Ray Bursts During the First Advanced LIGO Observing Run and Implications for the Origin of GRB 150906B", arXiv:1611.07947 (Nov 2016)
  19. "Effects of waveform model systematics on the interpretation of GW150914", arXiv:1611.07531 (Nov 2016)
  20. "A Search for Kilonovae in the Dark Energy Survey", arXiv:1611.08052 (Nov 2016)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "The relationships between galaxies/AGN and the circum-/intergalactic medium at z<1", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #227, id.109.03 (Jan 2016)
  2. "The Incidence Of Cool Gas In 1013 m⊙ Halos", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #217, #412.04; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 43, 2011 (Jan 2011)
  3. "Low Surface Brightness Emission in the Outskirts of LBGs at z 3: Possible Star Formation in Atomic-dominated DLA Gas", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #217, #309.03; Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 43, 2011 (Jan 2011)
  4. "High-Redshift Gamma-Ray Bursts", FIRST STARS III: First Stars II Conference. AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 990, pp. 473-488 (2008) (Mar 2008)
  5. "Probing the Interstellar Medium and Stellar Environments of Long-Duration GRBs", Massive Stars as Cosmic Engines, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, IAU Symposium, Volume 250, p. 457-462 (n/a 2008)
  6. "Keck Observations of Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Host Galaxies: Early Results", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #211, #10.10 (Dec 2007)

 
Visitors
Past Visitors:
  1. Joseph Hennawi, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (2012)
  2. Meg Urry, Yale University (2012)
  3. Asantha Cooray, University of California, Irvine (2011)
  4. Lam Hui, Columbia University (2011)
  5. Aldo Dall'Aglio, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (2009)
  6. John Mulchaey, Carnegie Observatories (2008)
  7. Stephen Shectman, Observatories of Carnegie Institution of Washington (2008)