Hsiao-Wen Chen

Associate 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. "A gravitational-wave standard siren measurement of the Hubble constant", Nature, Volume 551, Issue 7678, pp. 85-88 (2017) (Nov 2017)
  2. "GW170608: Observation of a 19-solar-mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence", arXiv:1711.05578 (Nov 2017)
  3. "The Extent of Chemically Enriched Gas around Star-forming Dwarf Galaxies", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 850, Issue 1, article id. L10, 8 pp. (2017) (Nov 2017)
  4. "GW170814: A Three-Detector Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Coalescence", Physical Review Letters, Volume 119, Issue 14, id.141101 (Oct 2017)
  5. "Search for High-energy Neutrinos from Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817 with ANTARES, IceCube, and the Pierre Auger Observatory", arXiv:1710.05839 (Oct 2017)
  6. "First narrow-band search for continuous gravitational waves from known pulsars in advanced detector data", arXiv:1710.02327 (Oct 2017)
  7. "Effects of Data Quality Vetoes on a Search for Compact Binary Coalescences in Advanced LIGO's First Observing Run", arXiv:1710.02185 (Oct 2017)
  8. "On the Progenitor of Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817", arXiv:1710.05838 (Oct 2017)
  9. "Estimating the Contribution of Dynamical Ejecta in the Kilonova Associated with GW170817", arXiv:1710.05836 (Oct 2017)
  10. "The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. V. Rising X-Ray Emission from an Off-axis Jet", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 848, Issue 2, article id. L20, 7 pp. (2017) (Oct 2017)
  11. "The extent of chemically enriched gas around star-forming dwarf galaxies", arXiv:1710.06441 (Oct 2017)
  12. "Gravitational Waves and Gamma-Rays from a Binary Neutron Star Merger: GW170817 and GRB 170817A", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 848, Issue 2, article id. L13, 27 pp. (2017) (Oct 2017)
  13. "Multi-messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 848, Issue 2, article id. L12, 59 pp. (2017) (Oct 2017)
  14. "Search for post-merger gravitational waves from the remnant of the binary neutron star merger GW170817", arXiv:1710.09320 (Oct 2017)
  15. "GW170817: Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Neutron Star Inspiral", Physical Review Letters, Volume 119, Issue 16, id.161101 (Oct 2017)
  16. "HST Detection of Extended Neutral Hydrogen in a Massive Elliptical at z = 0.4", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 846, Issue 2, article id. L29, 5 pp. (2017) (Sep 2017)
  17. "All-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in the O1 LIGO data", Physical Review D, Volume 96, Issue 6, id.062002 (Sep 2017)
  18. "Upper Limits on Gravitational Waves from Scorpius X-1 from a Model-based Cross-correlation Search in Advanced LIGO Data", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 847, Issue 1, article id. 47, 14 pp. (2017) (Sep 2017)
  19. "COS Ultraviolet Baryon Survey (CUBS)", HST Proposal id.15163. Cycle 25 (Aug 2017)
  20. "Search for high-energy neutrinos from gravitational wave event GW151226 and candidate LVT151012 with ANTARES and IceCube", Physical Review D, Volume 96, Issue 2, id.022005 (Jul 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)