Meet the Comet Hunters Team: Ying-Tung (Charles) Chen

Today we have our first in the series of Meet the Comet Hunters Team posts to help you get know the people behind Comet Hunters better.  Ying-Tung  (Charles) Chen from the Science Team is kicking off the series.


Name:  Ying-Tung  (Charles) Chen

What is your current position and where/institution?

Postdoctoral researcher at Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA)

Where are you originally from/where did you grow up?


What is your role in Comet Hunters?

Preparing Subaru Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) image for next stage of Comet Hunters.

Beyond Comet Hunters, what else do you work on?

Outer solar system dynamic (beyond Jupiter), like Kuiper Belt objects and Centaurs

In 3 lines explain your PhD thesis?

To Search for unknown distant objects in outer solar system.
To investigate dynamic and physical properties of Kuiper Belt objects.
To understand the ice world at edge of outer solar system<

Why are you interested in main-belt comets?

Main-belt comets is an unknown/new subject in inner solar system. It is quite interesting to understand why it has a cometary activity.

Name one hobby of yours?

Rock Climbing

What is the most recent tv show you have watched?

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

What is your favorite movie?

Life of Pi

What is the latest book you have read?

The Demographic Cliff: How to Survive and Prosper During the Great Deflation of 2014-2019  by Harry S. Dent

Who is your favorite singer/band/musical artist?

Vienna Teng

What are five of the top ten most played songs on your iTunes/spotify/etc playlist?

Dear Tokyo/SID</div>
Rat A Tat/Fall Out Boy
Bed of lies/Matchbox Twenty

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?

Well cooking on Taiwanese cuisine.

Favorite cocktail or beverage?


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