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  • Huffington Post: "Gold From Space? Neutron Star Collisions Called Likely Source Of Precious Metal On Earth" [link]
  • Christian Science Monitor: "King Midas in space? Rare star collision produces gold" [link]
  • Space.com: "Earth's Gold May Come From Collisions of Dead Stars" [link]
  • Center for Astrophysics: "Earth's Gold Came from Colliding Dead Stars" [link]
  • Astrobites: "A tale of a kilonova" [link]
  • Astrobites: "Are Short Gamma-Ray Bursts Jets?" [link]

lead-author refereed publications

Fong W, Berger E, Metzger BD, et al, et al., 2014. ApJ, 780, 118. Short GRB 130603B: Discovery of a jet break in the optical and radio afterglows, and a mysterious late-time X-ray excess [ADS]

Fong W, Berger E, 2013. ApJ, 776, 18. The Locations of Short Gamma-ray Bursts as Evidence for Compact Object Binary Progenitors [ADS]

Fong W, Berger E, Chornock R, et al., 2013. ApJ, 769, 56. Demographics of the Galaxies Hosting Short-duration Gamma-Ray Bursts [ADS]

Fong W, Berger E, Margutti R, et al., 2012. ApJ, 756, 189. A Jet Break in the X-ray Light Curve of GRB 111020A: Implications for Energetics and Rates [ADS]

Fong W, Berger E, Chornock R, et al., 2011. ApJ, 730, 26. The Optical Afterglow and z = 0.92 Early-type Host Galaxy of the Short GRB 100117A [ADS]

Fong W, Berger E, Fox DB, 2010, ApJ, 708, 9. Hubble Space Telescope Observations of Short Gamma-Ray Burst Host Galaxies: Morphologies, Offsets, and Local Environments [ADS]


For my entire bibliography including a list of secondary author publications, please see here.