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Spirals inside a dust gap of a young star forming disk
A New Method for Magnetic Field Strength Maps for Molecular Clouds
The circumstellar disk of AB Aurigae: evidence for envelope accretion at late stages of star formation?
Dust continuum and polarization from envelope to cores in star formation: a case study in the W51 North region
Shaped B field lines in the massive star-forming region Orion BN/KL
Morphology of magnetic field in high mass star formation region - W51 e2 and e8 cores
The Extremely High-Velocity Outflow from the Luminous Young Stellar Object G5.89-0.39
Magnetic Field Strength Maps
Magnetic field structure of Orion BN/KL
Tang, Ya-Wen
Assistant Project Scientist for ALMA
photo of Tang, Ya-Wen
Office: ASMAB 1306
TEL: +886-2-2366-5430
FAX: +886-2-2367-7849

Education and Positions

  • Assistant Project Scientist for ALMA (2017~present)
  • Postdoc fellow, ASIAA (2012~2016)
  • Postdoc fellow, Laboratoire de Bordeaux, France (2010~2012)
  • Postdoc fellow, ASIAA (2009~2010)
  • PhD in Physics, National Taiwan University (2004~2009)

Honors & Awards

  • Research Awards for Postdoctoral Fellows (2017)
  • Academia Sinica Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship (2013~2014)

Research Interests

Circumstellar Disks; Starformation; Magnetic Fields in the Interstellar Medium; Extragalactic Astronomy

Recent Journal Papers

Complete List of Publications

  1. Pei-Ying Hsieh*, Patrick M. Koch, Woong-Tae Kim, Paul T. P. Ho, Ya-Wen Tang, Hsiang-Hsu Wang, "A Magnetic Field Connecting the Galactic Center Circumnuclear Disk with Streamers and Mini-spiral -Implications from 850 $\micron$ Polarization Data" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 2018-06 [SCI]
  2. Tie Liu*, Pak Shing Li, Mika Juvela, ..., Ya-Wen Tang et al., "A Holistic Perspective on the Dynamics of G035.39-00.33: The Interplay between Gas and Magnetic Fields" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 2018-05 [SCI]
  3. Archana Soam*, Kate Pattle, Derek Ward-Thompson, ..., Ya-Wen Tang et al., "Magnetic fields towards Ophiuchus-B derived from SCUBA-2 polarization measurements" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 2018-05 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  4. Pei-Ying Hsieh*, Patrick M. Koch, Paul T. P. Ho, Woong-Tae Kim, Ya-Wen Tang, Hsiang-Hsu Wang, Hsi-Wei Yen, Chorng-Yuan Hwang, "Molecular Gas Feeding the Circumnuclear Disk of the Galactic Center" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 847, 3 (14pp), 2017-10 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  5. Jungmi Kwon*, Yasuo Doi, Motohide Tamura, ..., Ya-Wen Tang et al., "A First Look at BISTRO Observations of the $\rho$ Oph-A core" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 859, 4, 2018-05 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  6. Nguyen Thi Phuong, Pham Ngoc Diep, Anne Dutrey, ..., Ya-Wen Tang et al., "Morphology of the 13CO(3-2) millimeter emission across the gas disc surrounding the triple protostar GG Tau A using ALMA observations" , RESEARCH IN ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS: 18, 31, 2018-03 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  7. Patrick M. Koch*, Ya-Wen Tang, Paul T. P. Ho, Hsi-Wei Yen, Yu-Nung Su, Shigehisa Takakuwa, "Polarization Properties and Magnetic Field Structures in the High-Mass Star-Forming Region W51 Observed with ALMA" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 855, 39, 2018-03 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  8. Y. Boehler*, L. Ricci, E. Weaver, ..., Tang, Y.-W. and Perez, L., "The Complex Morphology of the Young Disk MWC 758: Spirals and Dust Clumps around a Large Cavity" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 853, 162, 2018-02 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  9. Yen, Hsi-Wei*, Takakuwa, Shigehisa, Chu, You-Hua, Hirano, Naomi, Ho, Paul T. P., Kanagawa, Kazuhiro D., Lee, Chin-Fei, Liu, Hauyu Baobab, Liu, Sheng-Yuan, Matsumoto, Tomoaki, Matsushita, Satoki, Muto, Takayuki, Saigo, Kazuya, Tang, Ya-Wen, Trejo, Alfonso, Wu, Chun-Ju, "1000 AU Exterior Arcs Connected to the Protoplanetary Disk around HL Tau" , ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS: 608, A134 (18pp), 2017-12 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  10. Herczeg, Gregory J.*, Johnstone, Doug, Mairs, Steve, ..., Tang, Ya-Wen, et al., "How do stars gain their mass? A JCMT/SCUBA-2 Transient Survey of Protostars in Nearby Star Forming Regions" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 849, 43 (14pp), 2017-10 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  11. Ward-Thompson*, D., Pattle, K., Bastien, P., ..., Tang, Ya-Wen et al., "First results from BISTRO -- a SCUBA-2 polarimeter survey of the Gould Belt" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 842, 66 (10pp), 2017-06 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  12. Ya-Wen Tang*, Stephane Guilloteau, Anne Dutrey, Takayuki Muto, Bo-Ting Shen et al., "Planet Formation in AB Aurigae: Imaging of the inner gaseous Spirals observed inside the Dust Cavity" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 840, 32, 2017-05 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  13. Yi Yang, Jun Hashimoto, Saeko S. Hayashi, ..., Ya-Wen Tang et al., "Near-Infrared Imaging Polarimetry of Inner Region of GG Tau A Disk" , ASTRONOMICAL JOURNAL: 153, 7 (9pp), 2017-01 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  14. Juárez, Carmen*, Girart, Josep M., Zamora-Avilés, Manuel, Tang, Ya-Wen, Koch, Patrick M., Liu, Hauyu Baobab, Palau, Aina, Ballesteros-Paredes, Javier, Zhang, Qizhou, Qiu, Keping, "Magnetized Converging Flows toward the Hot Core in the Intermediate/High-mass Star-forming Region NGC 6334 V" , The Astrophysical Journal: 844(1), 44, 2017 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  15. Ya-Wen Tang*, Anne Dutrey, Stephane Guilloteau, Edwige Chapillon, Vincent Pietu, Emmanuel di Folco, Jeff Bary, Tracy Beck, Herve Beust, Yann Boehler, Frederic Gueth, Jean-Marc Hure, Arnaud Pierens, Michal Simon, "Mapping CO Gas in the GG Tauri A Triple System with 50 AU Spatial Resolution" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 820, 19, 2016-03 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  16. Hirashita, Hiroyuki, Koch, Patrick M., Matsushita, Satoki, ..., Tang, Ya-Wen, ..., "First-generation science cases for ground-based terahertz telescopes" , PASJ: 68, 1, 2016-02 (Fulltext)
  17. Liu, T., Zhang, Q., Kim, K.-T., ..., Tang, Y.-W. et al., "Planck Cold Clumps in the λ Orionis Complex. I. Discovery of an Extremely Young Class 0 Protostellar Object and a Proto-brown Dwarf Candidate in the Bright-rimmed Clump PGCC G192.32-11.88" , ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS SUPPLEMENT SERIES: 222, 7 (28pp), 2016-01 (Fulltext)
  18. Hua-bai Li*, Ka Ho Yuen, Frank Otto, Po Kin Leung, T. K. Sridharan, Qizhou Zhang, Hauyu Liu, Ya-Wen Tang, Keping Qiu, "Self-similar Fragmentation and Magnetic Field Configurations in a Massive Star Formation Filament" , NATURE: 520, 518-521, 2015-04 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  19. Hsi-Wei Yen*, Patrick M. Koch, Shigehisa Takakuwa, Paul T. P. Ho, Nagayoshi Ohashi, Ya-Wen Tang , "Observations of Infalling and Rotational Motions on a 1,000-AU Scale around 17 Class 0 and 0/I Protostars: Hints of Disk Growth and Magnetic Braking?" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 799, 193, 2015-02 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  20. Patrick M. Koch*, Ya-Wen Tang, Paul T. P. Ho et al. , "The Importance of the Magnetic Field from an SMA-CSO-Combined Sample of Star-Forming Regions" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 797, 99 (17pp), 2014-12 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  21. M. Takami*, …, Y.-W. Tang, et al., "Surface Geometry of Protoplanetary Disks Inferred From Near-Infrared Imaging Polarimetry"" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 795, 71 (21pp), 2014-11 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  22. Dutrey, Anne*, …, Tang, Ya-Wen, "Possible planet formation in the young, low-mass, multiple stellar system GG Tau A" , NATURE: 514, 600-602, 2014-10 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  23. K. Qiu, Q. Zhang, K. M. Menten, H. B. Liu, Y.-W. Tang , and J. M. Girart, "Submillimeter Array Observations of Magnetic Fields in G240.31+0.07: an Hourglass in a Massive Cluster-forming Core" , Astrophysical Journal Letters: 794, L18 (6pp), 2014-10 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  24. Ya-Wen Tang*, Anne Dutrey, Stephane Guilloteau, ..., Paul T. P. Ho et al, "Circumbinary Ring, Circumstellar Disks and Accretion in the Binary System UY Aurigae" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 793(1), 10, 2014-09 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  25. Qizhou Zhang, Keping Qiu, Josep M. Girart, Hauyu (Baobab) Liu , Ya-Wen Tang, Patrick M. Koch et al., "Magnetic Fields and Massive Star Formation" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 792:116 (12pp), 2014-09 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  26. Keping Qiu, Qizhou Zhang, Karl M. Menten, Hauyu B. Liu, Ya-Wen Tang, "From Poloidal to Toroidal: Detection of Well-ordered Magnetic Field in High-mass Proto-cluster G35.2-0.74N" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 779, 182, 2013-12 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  27. Koch PM; Tang YW; Ho PTP, "Interpreting the Role of the Magnetic Field from Dust Polarization Maps" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 775(1), 77, 2013-09 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  28. Girart, J. M.*, Frau, P., Zhang, Q., Koch, P.M., Qiu, K., Tang, Y.-W., Lai, S.-P., Ho, P.T.P., "DR 21(OH): A Highly Fragmented, Magnetized, Turbulent Dense Core" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 772, 69, (15pp), 2013-07 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  29. Ya-Wen Tang*, Paul T. P. Ho, Patrick M. Koch, Stephane Guilloteau, Anne Dutrey, "Dust continuum and polarization from envelope to cores in star formation: a case study in the W51 North region" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 763,135 (11pp), 2013-02 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  30. Ya-Wen Tang*, Stephane Guilloteau, Vincent Pietu, Anne Dutrey, Nagayoshi Ohashi, Paul T. P. Ho, "The circumstellar disk of AB Aurigae: evidence for envelope accretion at late stages of star formation?" , ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS: 547, A84, 2012-11 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  31. Patrick M. Koch*, Ya-Wen Tang, Paul T. P. Ho, "Magnetic Field Strength Maps for Molecular Clouds: A New Method Based on a Polarization-Intensity Gradient Relation" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 747 (1), 79, 2012-03 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  32. Patrick M. Koch*, Ya-Wen Tang, Paul T. P. Ho, "Quantifying the Significance of the Magnetic Field from Large-scale Cloud to Collapsing Core: Self-similarity, Mass-to-flux Ratio, and Star Formation Efficiency" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 747(1), 80, 2012-03 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  33. Yu-Nung Su*, Sheng-Yuan Liu, Huei-Ru Chen, Ya-Wen Tang, "The Extremely High Velocity Outflow from the Luminous Young Stellar Object G5.89-0.39" , Astrophysical Journal Letters: 744(2), 26, 2012-01 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  34. Ngoc Phan-Bao*, Chin-Fei Lee, Paul T. P. Ho, Ya-Wen Tang, "Molecular Outflows in the Substellar Domain: Millimeter Observations of Young Very Low Mass Objects in Taurus and ρ Ophiuchi" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 735(1), 14P, 2011-07 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  35. Luis A. Zapata*, Ya-Wen Tang, Leurini S, "Extremely Large and Hot Multilayer Keplerian Disk Around the O-type Protostar W51N: The Precursors of the HCH II Regions?" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 725(1), 1091-1099, 2010-12 [SCI]
  36. Patrick M. Koch*, Ya-Wen Tang, Paul T. P. Ho, "Magnetic Field Properties in High Mass Star Formation from Large to SmallScales - A Statistical Analysis from Polarization Data" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 721, 815-827, 2010-09 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  37. Ya-Wen Tang*, Paul T. P. Ho, Patrick M. Koch, Ramprasad Rao, "High-angular Resolution Dust Polarization Measurements: Shaped B-field Lines in the Massive Star Forming Region Orion BN/KL" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 717, 1262-1273, 2010-07 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  38. Satoko Takahashi*, Paul T. P. Ho, Ya-Wen Tang, Ryohei Kawabe, Masao Saito, "Evolutionary Status of Brightest and Youngest Source in the Orion Molecular Cloud-3 Region" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 704(2), 1459-1470, 2009-10 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  39. Ya-Wen Tang*, Paul T. P. Ho, Patrick M. Koch, Josep Miquel Girart, Shih-Ping Lai, Ramprasad Rao, "Evolution of Magnetic Fields in High Mass Star Formation: Linking field geometry and collapse for the W51 e2/e8 cores" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 700(1), 251-261, 2009-07 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  40. Ya-Wen Tang*, Paul T. P. Ho, Josep Miquel Girart, Ramprasad Rao, Patrick M. Koch, Shih-Ping Lai, "Evolution of Magnetic Fields in High Mass Star Formation: SMA dust polarization image of the UCHII region G5.89-0.39" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 695(2), 1399-1412, 2009-04 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  41. Ngoc Phan-Bao*, Basmah Riaz, Chin-Fei Lee, Ya-Wen Tang, Paul T. P. Ho, Eduardo L. Martin, Jeremy Lim, Nagayoshi Ohashi, Shang Hsien , "First Confirmed Detection of a Bipolar Molecular Outflow from a Young Brown Dwarf" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 689(2), L141-L144, 2008-12 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  42. Cheng-Yu Kuo*, Jeremy Lim, Ya-Wen Tang, Paul T. P. Ho, "Prevalence of Tidal Interactions among Local Seyfert Galaxies" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 679(2), 1047-1093, 2008-06 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  43. Ya-Wen Tang*, Cheng-Yu Kuo, Jeremy Lim, Paul T. P Ho, "Prevalence of Tidal Interactions among Local Seyfert Galaxies: The Control Experiment" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 679(2), 1094-1127, 2008-06 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  44. Minho Choi*, Ya-Wen Tang, "Millimeter imaging of the HH 270 protostellar core and outflow" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 648(1), 504-509, 2006-09 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  45. Ya-Wen Tang , Patrick M. Koch, Nicolas Peretto, Giles Novak, Ana Duarte-Cabral, and Nicholas L. Chapman, "Evidence of material channeled by magnetic field in the infrared dark cloud G34.43? A Comparison between Magnetic Field, Turbulence, and Gravity" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 2017-12 [SCI]
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