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Wind Braking of AXP/SGRs

Fri, 2013-12-27  Anomalous X-ray pulsars (AXPs) and soft gamma-ray repeaters (SGRs) are believed to be magnetars: peculiar neutron stars powered by their super strong magnetic field. Unfortunately, none of the predictions of traditional magnetar models successfully explain the

Star Formation and Quasar-host Galaxy Co-evolution in the Most Distant Universe

Fri, 2013-12-27  Dr. Ran Wang and her collaborators have carried out millimeter and radio observations to study the ISM properties and star forming activity in the host galaxies of quasars at the highest redshift.

New Science Advisory Committee

Sat, 2013-12-21  A group of eminent international experts forms the KIAA Science Advisory Committee (SAC), which is charged with advising the Director on matters pertaining to the scientific mission of the institute.

Three Astronomy Department Faculty Join KIAA

Sat, 2013-12-21  Three members from the Department of Astronomy have received joint appointments at KIAA. Professor Fukun Liu works on supermassive black hole binaries, accretion disks and active galactic nuclei. Professor Zuhui Fan works on cosmology, gravitational lensing an

Experts in Extrasolar Planets, Pulsar Timing, and Distant Quasars Join the Faculty

Sat, 2013-12-21  KIAA has recruited three new faculty members.