I use the 1.2-m Samuel Oschin telescope at Palomar Observatory as well as a range of worldwide facilities in the GROWTH consortium to study the population of asteroids and comets in our solar system. Apart from my day (night) work, I am an avid stargazer and plays string instrument in orchestras and chamber music groups.
Education and Professional Experience
- Postdoctoral Scholar (ZTF/GROWTH Fellow), California Institute of Technology, 2016 - present
- Ph.D. in Astronomy, University of Western Ontario, 2013 - 2016
- M.Sc. in Astronomy, University of Western Ontario, 2011 - 2013
- B.Sc. in Atmospheric Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, 2006 - 2010
- Ye (2018): Meteor showers from active asteroids and dormant comets in near-Earth space: a review. [NASA/ADS]
- Ye, Wiegert and Hui (2018): Finding Long Lost Lexell's Comet: The Fate of the First Discovered Near-Earth Object. [NASA/ADS]
- Ye (2018): A Preliminary Analysis of the Shangri-La Bolide on 2017 Oct 4. [NASA/ADS]
- Schwamb et al. (2018): Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Solar System Science Roadmap. [NASA/ADS]
- Ye et al. (2017): 1I/2017 U1 (`Oumuamua) is Hot: Imaging, Spectroscopy and Search of Meteor Activity. [NASA/ADS]
- I am honored to receive the naming of asteroid (10280) Yequanzhi, discovered by Dr. Schelte J. "Bobby" Bus in 1981.
- I have had the fortune of discovering C/2007 N3 (Lulin), the naked-eye comet in 2009, with Mr. Chi Sheng Lin of Taiwan: gallery.
- A partial list of the asteroids that I have named
- Books translated (English to Chinese):
- "Unraveling the Mysteries of The Big Bang Theory" by George Beahm [Amazon China]
- "Wonders of the Universe" by Brian Cox [Amazon China]
- Guest blogs at the Planetary Society
- Research webpage of Xingming Observatory