Meet the Team: Shiang-Yu Wang

Today we have the next post in our Meet the Comet Hunters Team series. This time we’re featuring Shiang-Yu Wang from the science team.

 

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Name: Shiang-Yu Wang

What is your current position and where/institution?

Research fellow at Academia Sinica, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics

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

I was born and grew up in Taipei, Taiwan.

What is your role in Comet Hunters?

My role is to provide some ideas of how to make the project better and to find the budget to support the activities

Beyond Comet Hunters, what else do you work on?

I work on large astronomical instruments and telescope systems.

In 3 lines explain your PhD thesis?

It is for a new kind of IR detectors. With artificial solid state quantum structure, you can detect the low energy IR photons. My thesis is focused on the new structures to improve the performance.

Why are you interested in main-belt comets?

It is a fairly new discovery and it might tell us more about the water on Earth.

Name one hobby of yours?

Birdwatching

What is the latest book you have read?

Le Capital au XXI siecle (Chinese version)

Who is your favorite singer/band/musical artist?

Genesis

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

I am pretty lazy.

Favorite cocktail or beverage?

Red wine

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