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PKING (PKU-KIAA Innovation NSFC Group) Project Held its Kick-off Meeting

Wed, 2018-11-14On November 12, 2018, the kick-off meeting of the PKING (PKU-KIAA Innovation NSFC Group) project was held at the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA), Peking University, with the goal of introducing an overview of the project and launching its

3 Postdocs Won the 64th China Postdoctoral Science General Grant

Tue, 2018-11-13The awardees at KIAA and DoA take 3 out of 10 in the field of astronomy in China.

Astronomers Unveil Growing Black Holes in Colliding Galaxies

Fri, 2018-11-09A team of researchers led by Michael Koss (Eureka Scientific Inc.), and including Claudio Ricci, long-term visiting professor at KIAA, performed the largest survey of the cores of nearby galaxies in near-infrared light, using high-resolution images taken by NA

Weighing planets and asteroids: Pulsar observations enable mass estimates for Ceres and other solar system objects

Tue, 2018-10-23A team of scientists from the `International Pulsar Timing Array’ consortium, led by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, has used pulsar timing data to measure the masses of the dwarf-planet Ceres and other asteroid

Discovery of the Largest Protocluster of Galaxies in the Distant Universe

Tue, 2018-10-16An international team of astronomers at KIAA-PKU discovered a giant protocluster of galaxies at redshift 5.7, when the Universe was only one billion years old (about 7% of its current age).

Scott Tremaine Series Academic Activities Held at PKU

Wed, 2018-10-10On October 8-9, 2018, ‘Scott Tremaine Series Academic Activities’ was successfully held at Peking University (PKU).

New Chairs and Member Join KIAA Governing Board and Science Advisory Committee

Fri, 2018-09-28Qihuang Gong, Sandra Faber, Robert Kennicutt and Michael Kramer join KIAA GB and SAC.

KIAA Held its Governing Board Meeting

Tue, 2018-09-18On September 17, 2018, the KIAA Governing Board (GB) meeting was held at KIAA.

Three Faculty Join KIAA

Mon, 2018-09-10KIAA has recruited three new faculty members, Kohei Inayoshi, Lijing Shao(邵立晶), and Ke Wang(王科).

New Discoveries Double the Number of Changing-look AGNs

Mon, 2018-09-03A team led by Prof. Xue-Bing Wu, the Associate Director of KIAA, has conducted a survey of changing-look quasars in the last two years.