Measuring the orbital periods of low mass X-ray binaries in the X-ray band by Yi Chou

Yi Chou

Prof. Yi Chou

Present positions:

Associate professor of Graduate Institute of Astronomy, National Central University, Taiwan

Biref introduction:

Prof. Yi Chou is an associate professor of Graduate Institute of Astronomy, National Central University (NCU) in Taiwan. He obtained his PhD degree in physics from Harvard University in 2001. He joined NCU as a faculty member in 2002. Prof. Chou’s research interests are compact objects and accreting binary systems, especially the variability of these systems. In addition to scientific research, Prof Chou is also an expert in X-ray telescope, especially in using coded mask technique to image cosmic X-ray sources. He joins the Compton Spectrometer and Imager team to design and develop the coded mask system for its future flight.

Education:

  • PhD, Physics, Harvard University, USA, 2001
  • MS, Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, 1990
  • BS, Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, 1988

Professional Experiences:

  • Associate professor of Graduate Institute of Astronomy, National Central University, Taiwan, 2008-present
  • Assistant professor, Graduate Institute of Astronomy, National Central University, Taiwan, 2002-2008
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, 2001-2002

Research interests:

High energy astrophysics, compact objects, accreting binary systems, astronomical time series, astronomy instrumentation

Selected publications:

  • Chou, Y., Grindlay, J.E. and Bloser, P, F., “Timing Analysis of the light curve of the Dipping-Bursting X-ray Binary X1916-053”, ApJ, 549, 1135 (2001)
  • Chou, Y. and Grindlay, J. E., “Binary and Long-Term (Triple?) Modulation of 4U 1820-30 in NGC 6624”, ApJ, 563, 934 (2001) (SCI)
  • Chou, Y., Chung, Y., Hu, C. P. and Yang, T. C., "Precise Orbital Parameters and Anomalous Phase Variations of the Accretion-Powered Millisecond Pulsar XTE J1807-294”, ApJ, 678, 1316 (2008)
  • Hu, C. P., Chou Y. , and Chung Y., “A Parameterization Study of the Properties of the X-Ray Dips in the Low-Mass X-Ray Binary X1916-053”, ApJ, 680, 1405 (2008)
  • Hu, C. P., Chou Y.,Yang, T.C. and Su, Y. H. "Superorbital Phase-Resolved Analysis of SMC X-1", ApJ, 773, 58 (2013)