News

  • Jul 2020 – Congrats to Colin and Tony on winning the CAPS fellowship!
  • Jun 2020 – Our paper, entitled “Dark Energy Survey Identification of A Low-Mass Active Galactic Nucleus at Redshift 0.823 from Optical Variability”, is published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Congrats to Hengxiao and Colin! Read more details here.
  • May 2020 – Our project, entitled “Spectroscopic Confirmation of High-Redshift Close Dual/Lensed Quasars from Gaia and HST”, has been awarded Hubble Space Telescope observing time. Congrats to the HST team!
  • May 2020 – Our project, entitled “Radio Properties of a Variability-Selected Dwarf AGN from the Dark Energy Survey”, has been awarded VLA observing time by NRAO. Congrats to Colin!
  • May 2020 – Our project, entitled “VLA Confirmation of Optical and X-ray Selected Dual-AGNs”, has been awarded VLA observing time by NRAO. Congrats to Meicun!
  • May 2020 – Our project, entitled “VLA Discovery of Dual and Lensed Quasars from Gaia Astrometry and HST Imaging”, has been awarded VLA observing time by NRAO. Congrats to Tony!
  • May 2020 – Our project, entitled “VLA Imaging of Periodic Quasars: Testing the Jet Precession Hypothesis”, has been awarded VLA observing time by NRAO. Congrats to Tony! Check out details here.
  • May 2020 – Our paper, entitled “The Curious Case of PHL 293B: A Long-lived Transient in a Metal-poor Blue Compact Dwarf Galaxy”,  is published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters. Congrats to Colin! Read more details here.
  • May 2020 – Our project, entitled “Probing Merger-driven Gas Inflows in Dual-AGNs”, has been awarded NOEMA observing time by IRAM. Congrats to Meicun!
  • Apr 2020 – Our project, entitled “X-ray Spectrum of a Periodic Quasar from the Dark Energy Survey: Testing the Binary Black Hole Hypothesis”, has been awarded NuSTAR and XMM-Newton observing time by NASA. Check out details here.
  • Feb 2020 – Our project, entitled “Discovery of Close Dual Binary/Lensed Quasars from Gaia Astrometry and HST Imaging”, has been awarded Gemini observing time by NOAO. Check out details here and here.
  • Jan 2020 – Our paper, entitled “Varstrometry for Off-nucleus and Dual Subkiloparsec AGN (VODKA): Methodology and Initial Results with Gaia DR2”, is published in the Astrophysical Journal. Read more details here.
  • Jan 2020 – Our paper, entitled “Understanding Broad Mg II Variability in Quasars with Photoionization: Implications for Reverberation Mapping and Changing-look Quasars”, is published in the Astrophysical Journal. Congrats to Hengxiao! Read more details here.
  • Dec 2019 – Our project, entitled “Searching Kpc Dual AGNs at Higher Redshift”, was awarded Gemini observing time by NOAO. Congrats to Tony! Check out more details here.
  • Dec 2019 – Our project, entitled “Resolving Torus Emission in A Kpc-Scale Triple AGN with SOFIA/FORCAST”, was awarded SOFIA observing time by NASA. Stay tuned for updates!
  • Dec 2019 – Our paper, entitled “Spectral Energy Distributions of Candidate Periodically-Variable Quasars: Testing the Binary Black Hole Hypothesis”, is published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Congrats to Hengxiao and Wei-Ting! Read more details here.
  • Dec 2019 – Our paper, entitled “A Trio of Massive Black Holes Caught in the Act of Merging”, is published in the Astrophysical Journal. Read more details here.
  • Nov 2019 – Our project, entitled “Pilot Follow-Up of Variability-Selected IMBH from the Dark Energy Survey“, was awarded VLA observing time by NRAO. Congrats to Colin!
  • Nov 2019 – Our project, entitled “Discovery of Sub-kpc Dual/Offset AGN from Gaia Astrometry”, was awarded VLBA observing time by NRAO. Check out more details here.
  • Oct 2019 – Our paper, entitled “Deblending and Classifying Astronomical Sources with Mask R-CNN Deep Learning”, is published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Congrats to Colin! Check out more details here. Code available here.
  • Jul 2019 – Our paper, entitled “Active Galactic Nucleus Pairs from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. III. Chandra X-ray Observations Unveil Obscured Double Nuclei”, is published in the Astrophysical Journal. Congrats to Meicun!
  • More news in the archive.