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
2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "Characterizing circumgalactic gas around massive ellipticals at z ˜ 0.4 - II. Physical properties and elemental abundances", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 484, Issue 2, p.2257-2280 (Apr 2019)
  2. "Characterizing circumgalactic gas around massive ellipticals at z ≈ 0.4 - III. The galactic environment of a chemically pristine Lyman limit absorber", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 484, Issue 1, p.431-441 (Mar 2019)
  3. "Search for transient gravitational wave signals associated with magnetar bursts during Advanced LIGO's second observing run", arXiv:1902.01557 (Feb 2019)
  4. "A Standard Siren Measurement of the Hubble Constant from GW170817 without the Electromagnetic Counterpart", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 871, Issue 1, article id. L13, 10 pp. (2019) (Jan 2019)
  5. "First measurement of the Hubble constant from a dark standard siren using the Dark Energy Survey galaxies and the LIGO/Virgo binary-black-hole merger GW170814", arXiv:1901.01540 (Jan 2019)
  6. "Search for Multimessenger Sources of Gravitational Waves and High-energy Neutrinos with Advanced LIGO during Its First Observing Run, ANTARES, and IceCube", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 870, Issue 2, article id. 134, 16 pp. (2019) (Jan 2019)
  7. "Low-Latency Gravitational Wave Alerts for Multi-Messenger Astronomy During the Second Advanced LIGO and Virgo Observing Run", arXiv:1901.03310 (Jan 2019)
  8. "A Fermi Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor Search for Electromagnetic Signals Coincident with Gravitational-wave Candidates in Advanced LIGO's First Observing Run", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 871, Issue 1, article id. 90, 12 pp. (2019) (Jan 2019)
  9. "Search for Subsolar-Mass Ultracompact Binaries in Advanced LIGO's First Observing Run", Physical Review Letters, Volume 121, Issue 23, id.231103 (Dec 2018)
  10. "Searches for Continuous Gravitational Waves from Fifteen Supernova Remnants and Fomalhaut b with Advanced LIGO", arXiv:1812.11656 (Dec 2018)
  11. "Galaxy and Quasar Fueling Caught in the Act from the Intragroup to the Interstellar Medium", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 869, Issue 1, article id. L1, 7 pp. (2018) (Dec 2018)
  12. "GWTC-1: A Gravitational-Wave Transient Catalog of Compact Binary Mergers Observed by LIGO and Virgo during the First and Second Observing Runs", arXiv:1811.12907 (Nov 2018)
  13. "Binary Black Hole Population Properties Inferred from the First and Second Observing Runs of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo", arXiv:1811.12940 (Nov 2018)
  14. "GW170817: Measurements of Neutron Star Radii and Equation of State", Physical Review Letters, Volume 121, Issue 16, id.161101 (Oct 2018)
  15. "Search for Multi-messenger Sources of Gravitational Waves and High-energy Neutrinos with Advanced LIGO during its first Observing Run, ANTARES and IceCube", arXiv:1810.10693 (Oct 2018)
  16. "Search for gravitational waves from a long-lived remnant of the binary neutron star merger GW170817", arXiv:1810.02581 (Oct 2018)
  17. "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)
  18. "Constraining the p-mode--g-mode tidal instability with GW170817", arXiv:1808.08676 (Aug 2018)
  19. "Properties of the binary neutron star merger GW170817", arXiv:1805.11579 (May 2018)
  20. "Constraints on cosmic strings using data from the first Advanced LIGO observing run", Physical Review D, Volume 97, Issue 10, id.102002 (May 2018)

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)