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Noise/Tone Calibration Plate, YTLA Project
The Pan-STARRS1 Medium-deep Survey: Star Formation Quenching in Group and Cluster Environments
The first SZE signal with the 7-element AMiBA
The Subaru weak lensing mass map (white contour) is overlaid on top of the AMiBA SZE measurement (color map) for the cluster Abell 2142
A 2-element prototype system was tested on the Mauna Loa site from 2002 to 2004.
The AMiBA receiver with the vacuum chamber removed
AMiBA dedication
AMiBA was dedicated in October 2006
The second phase of AMiBA consisting of thirteen 1.2m antennas was completed at the end of 2009
AMiBA-13 SZE maps
Lin, Kai-Yang
AIM-CO Support Scientist
photo of Lin, Kai-Yang
Office: ASMAB 1304
TEL: +886-2-2366-5424
FAX: +886-2-2367-7849
Email: kylin_replace2@_asiaa.sinica.edu.tw

Education and Positions

  • AMiBA Project Scientist (2011~present)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, ASIAA (2006~2011)
  • Ph.D. Institute of Physics, NTU (2001~2006)
  • M.Sc. Institute of Physics, NTU (1999~2001)
  • B.Sc. Department of Physics, NTHU (1995~1999)

Research Interests

I have been working in the field of observational cosmology and am especially interested in the constraints coming from structure growth and abundance of galaxy clusters. Being the largest gravitationally bound objects in the universe, galaxy clusters were thought to be dominated by gravity and considered a simpler type of object, hence its power in cosmological studies. To achieve precision cosmology, however, the environment and history of the physical processes that took place in clusters became important. Be it optical, X-ray, or radio, panchromatic observations provide clues to help us understand clusters. In this light, I have also dedicated a lot of my time bringing out the best quality of data from the AMiBA project, which studies the hot gas within galaxy clusters through the Sunyaez-Zel'dovich effect.

Recent Journal Papers

  1. Sayers, J.; Mroczkowski, T.; Zemcov, M.; Korngut, P. M.; Bock, J.; Bulbul, E.; Czakon, N. G.; Egami, E.; Golwala, S. R.; Koch, P. M.; (Lin, K.-Y.); Mantz, A.; Molnar, S. M.; Moustakas, L.; Pierpaoli, E.; Rawle, T. D.; Reese, E. D.; Rex, M.; Shitanishi, J. A.; Siegel, S.; Umetsu, K., "A Measurement of the Kinetic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Signal Toward MACS J0717.5+3745" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 778, 52, 2013-11 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  2. Sayers, J.; Czakon, N. G.; Mantz, A.; Golwala, S. R.; Ameglio, S.; Downes, T. P.; Koch, P. M.; (Lin, K.-Y.); Maughan, B. J.; Molnar, S. M.; Moustakas, L.; Mroczkowski, T.; Pierpaoli, E.; Shitanishi, J. A.; Siegel, S.; Umetsu, K.; Van der Pyl, N., "Sunyaev-Zel'dovich-measured Pressure Profiles from the Bolocam X-Ray/SZ Galaxy Cluster Sample" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 768, 177, 2013-05 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  3. Sayers, J.; Mroczkowski, T.; Czakon, N. G.; Golwala, S. R.; Mantz, A.; Ameglio, S.; Downes, T. P.; Koch, P. M.; (Lin, K.-Y.); Molnar, S. M.; Moustakas, L.; Muchovej, S. J. C.; Pierpaoli, E.; Shitanishi, J. A.; Siegel, S.; Umetsu, K., "The Contribution of Radio Galaxy Contamination to Measurements of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Decrement in Massive Galaxy Clusters at 140 GHz with Bolocam" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 764, 152, 2013-02 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  4. Tony Mroczkowski, Simon Dicker, Jack Sayers, Erik D. Reese, Brian Mason, Nicole Czakon, Charles Romero, Alex Young, Mark Devlin, Sunil Golwala, Phillip Korngut, Craig Sarazin, James Bock, Patrick M. Koch, (Kai-Yang Lin), Sandor M. Molnar, Elena Pierpaoli, Keiichi Umetsu, Michael Zemcov, "A Multi-wavelength Study of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect in the Triple-Merger Cluster MACS J0717.5+3745 with MUSTANG and Bolocam" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 761, 47, 2012-12 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  5. Umetsu K; ...; Koch PM; Lin KY; Molnar SM; et al,, "CLASH: Mass Distribution in and around MACS J1206.2-0847 from a Full Cluster Lensing Analysis" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 755(1), 56, 2012-08 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  6. J. Sayers, N. G. Czakon, C. Bridge, S. R. Golwala, P. M. Koch, K.-Y. Lin, S. M. Molnar, K. Umetsu , "Bolocam Observations of Two Unconfirmed Galaxy Cluster Candidates from the Planck Early SZ Sample" , Astrophysical Journal Letters: 749(1), L15-19, 2012-04 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  7. Koch PM; Raffin P; Huang Y-D; Chen M-T; Han C-C; Lin K-Y; Altamirano P; ...; Ho PTP; ...; Li C-T; Liao Y-W; Liu G-C; Nishioka H; ...; Oshiro P; Umetsu K; et al., "1.2 m Shielded Cassegrain Antenna for Close-Packed Radio Interferometer" , PUBLICATIONS OF THE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF THE PACIFIC: 123(900), 198-212, 2011-02 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  8. Molnar SM; Umetsu K; ...; Ho PTP; ...; Koch PM; Liao YWV; Lin KY; Liu GC; Nishioka H; et al., "Constraining Intra-Cluster Gas Models with AMiBA13" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 723(2), 1272-1285, 2010-11 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  9. G.-C. Liu; M. Birkinshaw; J.-H.P. Wu; P.T.P. Ho; C.-W.L. Huang; Y.-W. Liao; K.-Y. Lin; S.M. Molnar; H. Nishioka; P.M. Koch; K. Umetsu; F.-C. Wang; P. Altamirano; C.-H. Chang; S.-H. Chang; S.-W. Chang; M.-T. Chen; C.-C. Han; Y.-D. Huang; Y.-J. Hwang; H. Jiang; M. Kesteven; D. Kubo; C.-T. Li; P. Martin-Cocher; P. Oshiro; P. Raffin; T. Wei; W. Wilson , "Contamination of the Central Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Decrements in AMiBA Galaxy Cluster Observations" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 720(1), 608-613, 2010-09 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  10. Li CT; Kubo DY;...; Lin KY; Chen MT; Ho PTP; Chen CC; Han CC; Oshiro P; Martin-Cocher P; Chang CH; Chang SH; Altamirano P; Jiang H;...; Wang H; ...; Chang SW; Huang YD; Hwang YJ; ...; Koch P; Liu GC; Nishioka H; Umetsu K; Wei T; Wu JHP, "AMiBA Wideband Analog Correlator" , Astrophysical Journal: 716(1), 746-757, 2010-06 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  11. Huang CWL; ...; Ho PTP; Koch PM; ...; Lin KY; Liu GC; Molnar SM; Nishioka H; Umetsu K; ...; Altamirano P; ...; Chang CH; Chang SH; Chang SW; Chen MT; ...; Han CC; Huang YD; Hwang YJ; Jiang H; ...; Kubo D; Li CT; Martin-Cocher P; Oshiro P; Raffin P; Wei T; et al., "AMiBA: scaling relations between the integrated Compton-y and X-ray derived temperature, mass, and luminosity" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 716(1), 758-765, 2010-06 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  12. Liao Y-W; Wu J-HP; Ho PTP; Huang C-WL; Koch PM; Lin K-Y; Liu G-C; Molnar SM; Nishioka H; Umetsu K; Wang F-C; Altamirano P; Birkinshaw M; Chang C-H; Chang S-H; Chang S-W; Chen M-T; Chiueh T; Han C-C; Huang Y-D; Hwang Y-J; Jiang H; Kesteven M; Kubo DY; Li C-T; Martin-Cocher P;Oshiro P; Raffin P; Wei T; Wilson W, "AMiBA: Sunyaev-Zeldovich Effect Derived Properties and Scaling Relations of Massive Galaxy Clusters" , Astrophysical Journal: 713(1), 584-591, 2010-04 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  13. Chen MT; Li CT; Hwang YJ; et al., "AMiBA: Broadband Heterodyne CMB Interferometry" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 694(2), 1664-1669, 2009-04 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  14. Lin KY; Li CT; Ho PTP; et al., "AMiBA: System Performance" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 694(2), 1629-1636, 2009-04 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  15. Wu JHP; Ho PTP; ...; Koch PM; ...; Lin KY; Liu GC; Molnar SM; Nishioka H; Umetsu K; ...; Altamirano P; ...; Chang CH; Chang SH; Chang SW; Chen MT; ...; Han CC; Huang YD; Hwang YJ; Jiang HM; ...; Kubo DY; ...; Li CT; Martin-Cocher P; Oshiro P; Raffin P; Wei TS; et al., "Array for Microwave Background Anisotropy: Observations, Data Analysis, and Results for Sunyaev-Zel'Dovich Effects" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 694(2), 1619-1628, 2009-04 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  16. Umetsu K; ...; Liu GC; Ho PTP; Koch PM; et al., "Mass and Hot Baryons in Massive Galaxy Clusters from Subaru Weak Lensing and AMiBA Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect Observations" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 694(2), 1643-1663, 2009-04 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  17. Nishioka H; ...; Ho PTP; Koch PM; Lin K-Y; et al., "Tests of AMiBA Data Integrity" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 694(2), 1637-1642, 2009-04 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  18. Koch PM; et al., "The AMiBA Hexapod Telescope Mount" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 694(2), 1670-1684, 2009-04 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  19. Ho PTP; Altamirano P; Chang CH; Chang SH; et al., "The Yuan-Tseh Lee Array for Microwave Background Anisotropy" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 694(2), 1610-1618, 2009-04 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  20. Wu JHP; Chiueh TH; ...; Chang C-H; Chang S-H; Chang S-W; et al., "AMiBA: First-Year Results for Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect" , MODERN PHYSICS LETTERS A: 23(17-20), 1675-1686, 2008-06 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  21. Ho PTP; Altimirano P;...; Chang S-W; Chang C-H; Chen MT; et al., "The Yuan Tseh Lee AMiBA Project" , MODERN PHYSICS LETTERS A: 23(20), 1243-1251, 2008-06 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  22. Lin K-Y; Woo T-P; Tseng Y-H; Lin L; Chiueh T, "Effects of Preheated Clusters on the Cosmic Microwave Background Spectrum" , ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL: 608(1), L1-L4, 2004-06 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  23. Lin K-Y; Woo T-P; Tseng Y-H; Lin L; Chiueh T, "Clusters in Preheating Simulation and its Effect on CMB Spectrum" , MODERN PHYSICS LETTERS A: 19(13-16), 1035-1038, 2004-05 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  24. Umetsu K; Chiueh T; Lin K-Y; Wu J-M; Tseng Y-H, "Simulation of a Combined SZE and Weak Lensing Cluster Survey for AMiBA Experiment" , MODERN PHYSICS LETTERS A: 19(13-16), 1027-1030, 2004-05 [SCI] (Fulltext)
  25. Ho PTP; Chen M-T; ...; Chiueh T; Chu T-H; Jiang H; Koch P; Kubo D; Li C-T; ...; Lin K-Y; Liu G-C; Lo K-Y; Ma C-J; Martin RN; Ng K-W; Nishioka H; Patt F; ...; Wang H; Hwang Y-J; Umetsu K; et al., "The AMiBA Project" , MODERN PHYSICS LETTERS A: 19(13-16), 993-1000, 2004-05 [SCI] (Fulltext)
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