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The HII region around the first star
Hypernovae and GRB
3D pair-instability supernova model
3D radiation hydrodynamical simulation of Colliding Shells
How a supernova affects a nearby star-forming galaxy?
An exploding supermassive star
Chemical Enrichment of the First Supernovae
Magnetar-powered Superluminous Supernovae
Chen, Ke-Jung
EACOA Postdoc
photo of Chen, Ke-Jung
Office: ASMAB 1419
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FAX: +886-2-2367-7849
Email: kjchen_replace2@_asiaa.sinica.edu.tw

Education and Positions

  • EACOA Fellow, NAOJ and ASIAA (2015~2018)
  • IAU-Gruber Fellow, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz, USA (2013~2015)
  • Johnston Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Minnesota, USA (2012~2013)
  • KITP Graduate Fellow, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, USA (2012)
  • Physics PhD, University of Minnesota (2013)

Honors & Awards

  • EACOA Fellowship (2015~2018)
  • IAU Gruber Fellowship (2013~2015)
  • APS Travel Award for Excellence in Graduate Research (2 awards) (2012~2013)
  • Johnston Fellowship, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (2012~2013)
  • AAS International Travel Grant (5 awards) (2011~2015)
  • UC HiPACC Travel Grant (3 awards) (2011~2014)
  • APS DAP Travel Award (2 awards) (2011~2012)
  • The finalist in Poster and Graphics, NSF Scientific Visualization Competition (Vizzies) (2016)
  • The Best Dissertation in Physical Science, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (2015)
  • The NERSC Achievement Award, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2015)
  • Grants-in-Aid for Research, Sigma Xi Foundation (2012)
  • KITP Graduate Fellowship, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (2012)
  • The Best Paper Prize, Cefalu Meeting: Advances in Computational Astrophysics (2011)
  • The Best Poster Prize, Research Exhibition of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (2011)
  • APS International Travel Grant (2011)
  • Thesis Research Grant, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (2010)
  • NSF International Travel Grant (2009)
  • Edmond Franklin Fellowship, Physics Department, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (2008)

Professional and Academic Societies

  • Member, Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA) (2010~present)
  • Member, American Astronomical Society (AAS) (2010~present)
  • Member, American Physical Society (APS) (2010~present)
  • Associate Member, Sigma Xi (2012~2015)
  • Member, SciDAC Computational Astrophysics Consortium (2009~2012)

Research Interests

My research interest in computational astrophysics focuses on modeling the supernovae explosions and their cosmological impact by using multidimensional hydrodynamics/radiation/cosmological simulations. These supernovae are from the death of massive stars triggered by core-collapse, magnetar, pair-instability, and general-relativity instability.

Recent Journal Papers

For complete list of publications

  1. Chen Ke-Jung*, Whalen Daniel J., Wollenberg Katharina M. J., Glover Simon C. O., Klessen Ralf S., "How the First Stars Regulated Star Formation. II. Enrichment by Nearby Supernovae" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 844(2), 111, 2017 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  2. Chen Ke-Jung*, Heger Alexander, Whalen Daniel J., Moriya Takashi J., Bromm Volker, Woosley S. E., "Low-energy Population III supernovae and the origin of extremely metal-poor stars" , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: 467(4), 4731-4738, 2017 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  3. Chen Ke-Jung*, Moriya Takashi J., Woosley Stan, Sukhbold Tuguldur, Whalen Daniel J., Suwa Yudai, Bromm Volker, "Magnetar-powered Supernovae in Two Dimensions. II. Broad-line Supernovae Ic" , The Astrophysical Journal: 839(2), 85, 2017 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  4. Chen Ke-Jung*, Woosley S. E., Sukhbold Tuguldur, "MAGNETAR-POWERED SUPERNOVAE IN TWO DIMENSIONS. I. SUPERLUMINOUS SUPERNOVAE" , The Astrophysical Journal: 832(1), 73, 2016 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  5. Chen Ke-Jung*, Bromm Volker, Heger Alexander, Jeon Myoungwon, Woosley Stan, "COSMOLOGICAL IMPACT OF POPULATION III BINARIES" , The Astrophysical Journal: 802(1), 13, 2015 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  6. Smidt Joseph, Whalen Daniel J., Chatzopoulos E., Wiggins Brandon, Chen Ke-Jung, Kozyreva Alexandra, Even Wesley, "FINDING THE FIRST COSMIC EXPLOSIONS. IV. 90–140 Msun PAIR-INSTABILITY SUPERNOVAE" , The Astrophysical Journal: 805(1), 44, 2015 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  7. Chen Ke-Jung*, "Pair-instability supernovae of fast rotating stars" , Modern Physics Letters A: 30(02), 1530002, 2015 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  8. Chen Ke-Jung*, Heger Alexander, Almgren Ann S., "Numerical approaches for multidimensional simulations of stellar explosions" , Astronomy and Computing: 3-4, 70-78, 2014 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  9. Chen Ke-Jung*, Heger Alexander, Woosley Stan, Almgren Ann, Whalen Daniel J., "PAIR INSTABILITY SUPERNOVAE OF VERY MASSIVE POPULATION III STARS" , The Astrophysical Journal: 792(1), 44, 2014 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  10. Whalen Daniel J., Smidt Joseph, Heger Alexander, Hirschi Raphael, Yusof Norhasliza, Even Wesley, Fryer Chris L., Stiavelli Massimo, Chen Ke-Jung, Joggerst Candace C., "PAIR-INSTABILITY SUPERNOVAE IN THE LOCAL UNIVERSE" , The Astrophysical Journal: 797(1), 9, 2014 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  11. Chen Ke-Jung* , "Supernovae at the cosmic dawn" , International Journal of Modern Physics D: 23(05), 1430008, 2014 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  12. Chen Ke-Jung*, Heger Alexander, Woosley Stan, Almgren Ann, Whalen Daniel J., Johnson Jarrett L., "THE GENERAL RELATIVISTIC INSTABILITY SUPERNOVA OF A SUPERMASSIVE POPULATION III STAR" , The Astrophysical Journal: 790(2), 162, 2014 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  13. Chen Ke-Jung*, Woosley Stan, Heger Alexander, Almgren Ann, Whalen Daniel J., "TWO-DIMENSIONAL SIMULATIONS OF PULSATIONAL PAIR-INSTABILITY SUPERNOVAE" , The Astrophysical Journal: 792(1), 28, 2014 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  14. Whalen Daniel J., Even Wesley, Smidt Joseph, Heger Alexander, Chen Ke-Jung , Fryer Chris L., Stiavelli Massimo, Xu Hao, Joggerst Candace C., "SUPERMASSIVE POPULATION III SUPERNOVAE AND THE BIRTH OF THE FIRST QUASARS" , The Astrophysical Journal: 778(1), 17, 2013 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  15. Johnson Jarrett L., Whalen Daniel J., Even Wesley, Fryer Chris L., Heger Alex, Smidt Joseph, Chen Ke-Jung, "THE BIGGEST EXPLOSIONS IN THE UNIVERSE" , The Astrophysical Journal: 775(2), 107, 2013 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  16. Chen Ke-Jung*, Heger Alexander, Almgren Ann S., "Multidimensional simulations of pair-instability supernovae" , Computer Physics Communications: 182(1), 254-256, 2010 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  17. Lin Kai-Yang, Li Chao-Te, Ho Paul T.P., Huang Chih-Wei Locutus, Liao Yu-Wei, Liu Guo-Chin, Koch Patrick M., Molnar Sandor M., Nishioka Hiroaki, Umetsu Keiichi, Wang Fu-Cheng, Wu Jiun-Huei Proty, Kestevan Michael, Birkinshaw Mark, Altamirano Pablo, Chang Chia-Hao, Chang Shu-Hao, Chang Su-Wei, Chen Ming-Tang, Martin-Cocher Pierre, Han Chih-Chiang, Huang Yau-De, Hwang Yuh-Jing, Ibañez-Roman Fabiola, Jiang Homin, Kubo Derek Y., Oshiro Peter, Raffin Philippe, Wei Tashun, Wilson Warwick, Chen Ke-Jung, Chiueh Tzihong, "AMiBA: SYSTEM PERFORMANCE" , The Astrophysical Journal: 694(2), 1629-1636, 2009 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  18. Koch Patrick M., Kesteven Michael, Nishioka Hiroaki, Jiang Homin, Lin Kai-Yang, Umetsu Keiichi, Huang Yau-De, Raffin Philippe, Chen Ke-Jung, Ibañez-Romano Fabiola, Chereau Guillaume, Huang Chih-Wei Locutus, Chen Ming-Tang, Ho Paul T. P., Pausch Konrad, Willmeroth Klaus, Altamirano Pablo, Chang Chia-Hao, Chang Shu-Hao, Chang Su-Wei, Han Chih-Chiang, Kubo Derek, Li Chao-Te, Liao Yu-Wei, Liu Guo-Chin, Martin-Cocher Pierre, Oshiro Peter, Wang Fu-Cheng, Wei Ta-Shun, Wu Jiun-Huei Proty, Birkinshaw Mark, Chiueh Tzihong, Lancaster Katy, Lo Kwok Yung, Martin Robert N., Molnar Sandor M., Patt Ferdinand, Romeo Bob, "THE AMiBA HEXAPOD TELESCOPE MOUNT" , The Astrophysical Journal: 694(2), 1670-1684, 2009 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  19. Ho Paul T. P., Altamirano Pablo, Chang Chia-Hao, Chang Shu-Hao, Chang Su-Wei, Chen Chung-Cheng, Chen Ke-Jung, Chen Ming-Tang, Han Chih-Chiang, Ho West M., Huang Yau-De, Hwang Yuh-Jing, Ibañez-Romano Fabiola, Jiang Homin, Koch Patrick M., Kubo Derek Y., Li Chao-Te, Lim Jeremy, Lin Kai-Yang, Liu Guo-Chin, Lo Kwok-Yung, Ma Cheng-Jiun, Martin Robert N., Martin-Cocher Pierre, Molnar Sandor M., Ng Kin-Wang, Nishioka Hiroaki, O'Connell Kevin E., Oshiro Peter, Patt Ferdinand, Raffin Philippe, Umetsu Keiichi, Wei Tashun, Wu Jiun-Huei Proty, Chiueh Tzi-Dar, Chiueh Tzihong, Chu Tah-Hsiung, Huang Chih-Wei Locutus, Hwang W.Y. Pauchy, Liao Yu-Wei, Lien Chun-Hsien, Wang Fu-Cheng, Wang Huei, Wei Ray-Ming, Yang Chia-Hsiang, Kesteven Michael, Kingsley Jeff, Sinclair Malcolm M., Wilson Warwick, Birkinshaw Mark, Liang Haida, Lancaster Katy, Park Chan-Gyung, Pen Ue-Li, Peterson Jeffrey B., "THE YUAN-TSEH LEE ARRAY FOR MICROWAVE BACKGROUND ANISOTROPY" , The Astrophysical Journal: 694(2), 1610-1618, 2009 [SCI] (Fulltext)
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