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Opening Ceremony for the Chinese Space Station Telescope Peking University Science Center

Tue, 2020-11-24On November 21, 2020, the opening ceremony of Chinese Space Station Telescope Peking University Science Center (CSST PKU Center) was held at the Yingjie Exchange Center of Peking University.  

KIAA Postdocs win PKU Outstanding Postdoc Award, Boya Fellowship

Fri, 2020-11-27KIAA postdoc Hassen Yesuf won a PKU Outstanding Postdoc Award while postdoc Rui Xu won a second 2-year PKU Boya Fellowship.  

PKU PhD graduate Siyao Xu becomes first astronomer to win two Hubble Fellowships

Thu, 2020-11-26Dr.Xu received her PhD from the Department of Astronomy at Peking University in 2017. She was awarded her first Hubble Fellowship to work at University of Wisconsin-Madison with Prof. Alex Lazarian.

New features of fast radio bursts revealed by FAST radio telescope

Fri, 2020-11-06On October 29th and November 4th, 2020, the research journal “Nature” published two articles on FRBs using FAST: 1) “Diverse polarization angle swings from a repeating fast radio burst source” and 2) “No pulsed radio emission during a bursting phase of a

LAMOST reveals the secret of lithium-rich stars

Wed, 2020-10-28A recent study revealed the actual evolutionary stage of lithium-rich stars by the Chinese astronomers is published in the Nature Astronomy on Oct.5. Yutao Zhou, the LAMOST Fellow from the department of astronomy at PKU, is involved in this study as the co-fir

Subo Dong at KIAA Awarded the 2020 "XPLORER PRIZE"

Fri, 2020-09-25On September 25, the winners of the 2020 "XPLORER PRIZE" are announced. Subo Dong, an Associate Professor at KIAA is listed among the 50 awardees this year.

Galactic Census Reveals Origin of Most "Extreme" Galaxies

Thu, 2020-09-24Astronomers have found that the key to understanding galaxies with "extreme" sizes, either small or large, may lie in their surroundings. In two related studies, an international team found that galaxies that are either "ultra-compact" or "ultra-diffuse" relat

Runaway Star Might Explain Black Hole's Disappearing Act

Thu, 2020-08-06"This new study is a great example of how flexibility in observation scheduling allows NASA and ESA missions to study objects that evolve relatively quickly and look for longer-term changes in their average behavior," said Michael Loewenstein, a coauthor of th

Quasar Monster Black Hole Found in the Early Universe

Sat, 2020-06-27Astronomers have discovered the second most distant quasar ever found, using the international Gemini Observatory and Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), Programs of NSF’s NOIRLab. It is also the first quasar to receive an indigenous Hawaiian name

A new Max Planck Partner Group is formed between KIAA and MPIfR

Thu, 2020-06-18In June 2020, a new Max Planck Partner Group is established, headed by Prof. Lijing Shao at KIAA.