News since Jan 2018:

  • Jan. 1, 2018, our paper on GRB 160625B formally published in Nature Astronomy (Here). In this paper. we found a clear jet composition transition within a same burst, from a fireball in the first sub-pulse to a Poynting-flux-dominated jet in the second sub-pulse. First author is Bin-Bin Zhang.
  • Jan. 4, 2018, the paper on the short GRB 170817A associated with the first NS-NS merger gravitational wave event GW170817 (led by Bin-Bin Zhang and contributed by 8 former UNLV associates as well as other coauthors) formally accepted for publication in Nature Communications (Here).
  • Jan. 11, 2018, a paper published in Nature reporting the discovery of strong and variable rotation measure of the bursts detected from the repeating FRB 121102 (Here). All the data seem to be interpretable within the framework of my "Cosmic Comb" model (Here). A paper was written in four days, which was submitted for publication on Jan. 15. (Here).
  • Jan. 19, 2018, The paper entitled "Relativistic Astronomy" finally accepted for publication in ApJ (Here). In this paper, we (together with Kunyang Li at Georgia tech) proposed that the "Breakthrough Starshot" project may be developed into an astronomy observatory to study the universe.
  • Jan. 22, 2018, formally starting a new job as Associate Dean for Research, College of Sciences, UNLV.
  • Jan. 23, 2018, The paper entitled "Are there multiple populations of Fast Radio Bursts?" accepted for publication in ApJL (Here). This paper was started by Divya Palaniswamy and finished by Ye Li. We show that the only repeating FRB 121102 is abnormously active. Other FRBs either repeat much less frequenctly or do not repeat at all.
  • Jan. 31, 2018, short visit to Arizona State University, delivered a Cosmology Seminar entitled "Fast radio bursts and their possible origins".
  • Feb. 6, 2018, FRB 121102 - cosmic comb paper accepted for publication in ApJL.
  • Mar. 23, 2018, Huang et al. accepted to ApJ. (Here). This paper reports the possible external shock origin of one GRB (GRB 120729A).
  • Apr. 2, 2018, Wang et al. accepted to ApJ. (Here). This paper reports a reinvestigation of GRB jet breaks.
  • Apr. 6, 2018, UNLV student Jared Rice successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations, Jared!
  • Apr. 19, 2018, h-index hits 80 according to ADS.

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