Hsiao-Wen Chen

Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago

5640 S. Ellis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
phone: (773) 702-8747
fax: (773) 702-8212
e-mail: hchen (at) oddjob dot uchicago dot edu

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 invisible gas over a wide range of physical conditions, from low-density intergalactic medium, to high-density star-forming regions. My main research interest is to connect dark clouds revealed in absorption spectra to stars identified in deep galaxy surveys, in order to understand the recycling of baryons between star-forming regions and intergalactic space.


Hsiao-Wen Chen ( updated : July 2017)