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World’s First 3D Simulations Reveal the Physics of Superluminous Supernovae
First galaxies
Hydrodynamical evolution of supernovae and its effect on galaxy evolution
The HII region around the first star
Hypernovae and GRB
CASTRO AMR
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
Assistant Research Fellow
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Education and Positions

  • Assistant Research Fellow, ASIAA (2018~present)
  • Affiliated Center Scientist, National Center for Theoretical Sciences (2020~2021)
  • 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

  • Career Development Award, Academic Sinica (2021)
  • Mentoring Award for College Student Research, MOST (2020)
  • Young Scholar Innovation Award, Foundation for the Advancement of Outstanding Scholarship (2019)
  • Outstanding Mentor Award, National Taiwan Science Education Center (2019)
  • Initial Employment Academic Research Award, Academic Sinica (2018)
  • Recruiting Special Outstanding Talent Award, MOST (2018)
  • The finalist in Poster and Graphics, NSF Scientific Visualization Competition (Vizzies) (2016)
  • The NERSC Achievement Award, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2015)
  • EACOA Fellowship (2015)
  • The Best Dissertation, Honorable Mention, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (2015)
  • IAU Gruber Fellowship (2013)
  • APS Travel Award for Excellence in Graduate Research (2 awards) (2012~2013)
  • Johnston Fellowship, University of Minnesota, USA (2012)
  • UC HiPACC Travel Grant (3 awards) (2011~2014)
  • APS DAP Travel Award (2 awards) (2011~2012)
  • AAS International Travel Grant (5 awards) (2010~2014)
  • 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, International Astronomical Union (IAU) (2018~present)
  • Associate Member, Sigma Xi (2012~2015)
  • Member, American Physical Society (APS) (2010~2015)
  • Member, American Astronomical Society (AAS) (2010~2015)
  • 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.

Publications

My Publications from ADS

Journal Papers affiliated with ASIAA

  1. Chen K-J; Tang C-Y; Whalen DJ; Ho M-Y; Tsai S-H; Ou P-S; Ono M, "How Population III Supernovae Determined the Properties of the First Galaxies" , ApJ: 964(1), id.91 (12pp), Mar, 2024 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  2. Ono M; Nozawa T; Nagataki S; Kozyreva A; Orlando S; Miceli M; Chen K-J, "The impact of effective matter mixing based on three-dimensional hydrodynamical models on the molecule formation in the ejecta of SN 1987A" , ApJS: 271(1), id.33 (57pp), Mar, 2024 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  3. Tang C-Y; Chen K-J, "Clumpy Structures within the Turbulent Primordial Cloud" , MNRAS: 529(4), 4248-4261, Mar, 2024 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  4. Chen K-J; Whalen DJ; Woosley SE; Zhang W, "Multidimensional Radiation Hydrodynamics Simulations of Pulsational Pair-Instability Supernovae" , ApJ: 955(1), id.39 (12pp), Sep, 2023 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  5. Lin C-H; Chen K-J; Hwang C-Y, "Rapid Growth of Galactic Supermassive Black Holes through Accreting Giant Molecular Clouds during Major Mergers of their Host Galaxies" , ApJ: 952(2), id.121 (13 pp), Aug, 2023 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  6. Ou P-S; Chen K-J; Chu Y-H; Tsai S-H, "Critical Metallicity of Cool Supergiant Formation. I. Effects on Stellar-mass Loss and Feedback" , ApJ: 944(1), id.34 (17 pp), Feb, 2023 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  7. Tsai S-H; Chen K-J; Whalen D; Ou P-S; Woods TE, "The Evolution of Population III and Extremely Metal-Poor Binary Stars" , ApJ: 951(2), id.84, July, 2023 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  8. Chen K-J, "Physics of superluminous supernovae" , Int J Mod Phys D: 30(4), id.2130001-164, 2021 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  9. Moriya TJ; Chen K-J; Nakajima K; Tominaga N; Blinnikov SI, "Observational properties of a general relativistic instability supernova from a primordial supermassive star" , MNRAS: 503(1), 1206-1213, May, 2021 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  10. Chen K-J; Woosley SE; Whalen DJ, "Three-dimensional Simulations of Magnetar-powered Superluminous Supernovae" , ApJ: 893(2), id.99 (10pp.), Apr, 2020 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  11. Chen K-J; Woosley SE; Whalen DJ, "Gas Dynamics of the Nickel-56 Decay Heating in Pair-instability Supernovae" , ApJ: 897(2), id.152 (14pp.), Jul, 2020 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  12. Woods TE; Agarwal B; Bromm V; ...; Chen K-J; et al., "Titans of the early Universe: The Prato statement on the origin of the first supermassive black holes" , PASA: 36, id. e027 (38 pp.), Jan, 2019 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  13. Chen K-J; Heger A; Whalen DJ; Moriya TJ; Bromm V; Woosley SE, "Low-energy Population III supernovae and the origin of extremely metal-poor stars" , MNRAS: 467(4), 4731-4738, June, 2017 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  14. Chen K-J; Moriya TJ; Woosley S; et al., "Magnetar-powered Supernovae in Two Dimensions. II. Broad-line Supernovae Ic" , ApJ: 839(2), 85, April 18, 2017 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  15. Chen K-J; Whalen DJ; Wollenberg KMJ; et al., "How the First Stars Regulated Star Formation. II. Enrichment by Nearby Supernovae" , ApJ: 844(2), 111, Aug, 2017 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
  16. Chen K-J; Woosley SE; Sukhbold T, "Magnetar-Powered Supernovae in Two Dimensions. I. Superluminous Supernovae" , ApJ: 832(1), 73, Nov 20, 2016 [SCI] ( ADS | Fulltext )
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