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
GRADUATE STUDENTS
Past Students

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


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "Probing the cool interstellar and circumgalactic gas of three massive lensing galaxies at z = 0.4-0.7", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 458, Issue 3, p.2423-2442 (May 2016)
  2. "Probing the cool interstellar and circumgalactic gas of three massive lensing galaxies at z = 0.4-0.7", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 458, Issue 3, p.2423-2442 (May 2016)
  3. "Probing the cool interstellar and circumgalactic gas of three massive lensing galaxies at z = 0.4-0.7", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 458, Issue 3, p.2423-2442 (May 2016)
  4. "Search for transient gravitational waves in coincidence with short duration radio transients during 2007-2013", arXiv:1605.01707 (May 2016)
  5. "A First Targeted Search for Gravitational-Wave Bursts from Core-Collapse Supernovae in Data of First-Generation Laser Interferometer Detectors", arXiv:1605.01785 (May 2016)
  6. "Comprehensive All-sky Search for Periodic Gravitational Waves in the Sixth Science Run LIGO Data", arXiv:1605.03233 (May 2016)
  7. "The Sensitivity of the Advanced LIGO Detectors at the Beginning of Gravitational Wave Astronomy", arXiv:1604.00439 (Apr 2016)
  8. "GW150914: The Advanced LIGO Detectors in the Era of First Discoveries", Physical Review Letters, Volume 116, Issue 13, id.131103 (Apr 2016)
  9. "GW150914: Implications for the Stochastic Gravitational-Wave Background from Binary Black Holes", Physical Review Letters, Volume 116, Issue 13, id.131102 (Apr 2016)
  10. "Supplement: Localization and broadband follow-up of the gravitational-wave transient GW150914", arXiv:1604.07864 (Apr 2016)
  11. "All-sky search for long-duration gravitational wave transients with initial LIGO", Physical Review D, Volume 93, Issue 4, id.042005 (Feb 2016)
  12. "The Rate of Binary Black Hole Mergers Inferred from Advanced LIGO Observations Surrounding GW150914", arXiv:1602.03842 (Feb 2016)
  13. "A Dark Energy Camera Search for Missing Supergiants in the LMC After the Advanced LIGO Gravitational Wave Event GW150914", arXiv:1602.04199 (Feb 2016)
  14. "A Dark Energy Camera Search for an Optical Counterpart to the First Advanced LIGO Gravitational Wave Event GW150914", arXiv:1602.04198 (Feb 2016)
  15. "Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger", Physical Review Letters, Volume 116, Issue 6, id.061102 (Feb 2016)
  16. "High-energy Neutrino follow-up search of Gravitational Wave Event GW150914 with ANTARES and IceCube", arXiv:1602.05411 (Feb 2016)
  17. "Astrophysical Implications of the Binary Black-hole Merger GW150914", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 818, Issue 2, article id. L22, 15 pp. (2016) (Feb 2016)
  18. "Localization and broadband follow-up of the gravitational-wave transient GW150914", arXiv:1602.08492 (Feb 2016)
  19. "Prospects for Observing and Localizing Gravitational-Wave Transients with Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo", Living Reviews in Relativity, vol. 19, no. 1 (Feb 2016)
  20. "GW150914: First results from the search for binary black hole coalescence with Advanced LIGO", arXiv:1602.03839 (Feb 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)