Hsiao-Wen Chen

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
2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "Search for gravitational waves from a long-lived remnant of the binary neutron star merger GW170817", arXiv:1810.02581 (Oct 2018)
  2. "Characterizing circumgalactic gas around massive ellipticals at z ˜ 0.4 - I. Initial results", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 479, Issue 2, p.2547-2563 (Sep 2018)
  3. "Characterizing Circumgalactic Gas around Massive Ellipticals at z~0.4 - II. Physical Properties and Elemental Abundances", arXiv:1809.05115 (Sep 2018)
  4. "Search for sub-solar mass ultracompact binaries in Advanced LIGO's first observing run", arXiv:1808.04771 (Aug 2018)
  5. "Constraining the p-mode--g-mode tidal instability with GW170817", arXiv:1808.08676 (Aug 2018)
  6. "Properties of the binary neutron star merger GW170817", arXiv:1805.11579 (May 2018)
  7. "GW170817: Measurements of Neutron Star Radii and Equation of State", arXiv:1805.11581 (May 2018)
  8. "Full band all-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in the O1 LIGO data", Physical Review D, Volume 97, Issue 10, id.102003 (May 2018)
  9. "Constraints on cosmic strings using data from the first Advanced LIGO observing run", Physical Review D, Volume 97, Issue 10, id.102002 (May 2018)
  10. "Search for Tensor, Vector, and Scalar Polarizations in the Stochastic Gravitational-Wave Background", Physical Review Letters, Volume 120, Issue 20, id.201102 (May 2018)
  11. "Prospects for observing and localizing gravitational-wave transients with Advanced LIGO, Advanced Virgo and KAGRA", Living Reviews in Relativity, Volume 21, Issue 1, article id. 3, 57 pp (Apr 2018)
  12. "Effects of data quality vetoes on a search for compact binary coalescences in Advanced LIGO’s first observing run", Classical and Quantum Gravity, Volume 35, Issue 6, article id. 065010 (2018) (Mar 2018)
  13. "All-sky search for long-duration gravitational wave transients in the first Advanced LIGO observing run", Classical and Quantum Gravity, Volume 35, Issue 6, article id. 065009 (2018) (Mar 2018)
  14. "GW170817: Implications for the Stochastic Gravitational-Wave Background from Compact Binary Coalescences", Physical Review Letters, Volume 120, Issue 9, id.091101 (Mar 2018)
  15. "A Search for Tensor, Vector, and Scalar Polarizations in the Stochastic Gravitational-Wave Background", arXiv:1802.10194 (Feb 2018)
  16. "First Search for Nontensorial Gravitational Waves from Known Pulsars", Physical Review Letters, Volume 120, Issue 3, id.031104 (Jan 2018)
  17. "Search for High-energy Neutrinos from Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817 with ANTARES, IceCube, and the Pierre Auger Observatory", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 850, Issue 2, article id. L35, 18 pp. (2017) (Dec 2017)
  18. "First narrow-band search for continuous gravitational waves from known pulsars in advanced detector data", Physical Review D, Volume 96, Issue 12, id.122006 (Dec 2017)
  19. "On the Progenitor of Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 850, Issue 2, article id. L40, 18 pp. (2017) (Dec 2017)
  20. "Estimating the Contribution of Dynamical Ejecta in the Kilonova Associated with GW170817", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 850, Issue 2, article id. L39, 13 pp. (2017) (Dec 2017)

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)