Sumin Tang


About me

I am a postdoc in Astronomy at Caltech and UC Santa Barbara, working on the Palomar Transient Factory (PTF) project. I am interested in the identification and classification of variable sources, and how they help us better understand stellar evolution. Recently I have been focused on variable stars and background quasars in/behind the Andromeda galaxy. I also work on the optical search and identification of ablated companions of Fermi millisecond pulsars.

My thesis was on long-term and extreme variability of stars with the Digital Access to a Sky Century@Harvard (DASCH) project.

Caltech Astronomy, MC 249-17
1200 E California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91125
stang [at] astro [dot] caltech [dot] edu

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An Accreting White Dwarf near the Chandrasekhar Limit in the Andromeda Galaxy

Last Updated: Jan, 2014