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An Investigation Group Led by PKU Vice President Gang Tian Visited KIAA

Mon, 2019-07-15On July 12, 2019, an investigation meeting of PKU Astronomy was held at KIAA. The investigation group was led by PKU Vice President Gang Tian, consisting of 15 leaders from various university offices.

PKU Astronomy Held the Mid-term Self-evaluation of the Double First-rate Discipline Construction

Mon, 2019-07-15On July 11, 2019, the mid-term self-evaluation of the Double First-rate Discipline Construction of PKU Astronomy was held at KIAA. 

3 Postdocs Won China Postdoctoral Science Grant

Tue, 2019-05-07Dohyeong Kim, Kai Wang and Ravi Joshi.

Former PhD Student at PKU awarded 2019 Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Doctoral Dissertation Award in Astrophysics

Thu, 2019-04-25On April 24th 2019, Siyao Xu(徐思遥)was awarded the 2019 Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Doctoral Dissertation Award in Astrophysics. This award was established by the Division of Astrophysics (DAP) of the American Physical Society (APS) and is funded by Heising-S

An X-ray transient as New Signal of Neutron Star Mergers

Wed, 2019-04-17A bright X-ray burst within a galaxy 6.6 billion light years from Earth has been detected by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. This event is likely to be the emission from a neutron-star-merger-produced magnetar – a new, heavier, highly magnetized neutron st

Discoveries by Dong and Jiang awarded as top-10 Achievements in Chinese Astronomy in 2018

Fri, 2019-04-12

Former PhD Student Feige Wang Awarded the 2019 Hubble Fellow

Fri, 2019-04-12.

Vice President of the Kavli Foundation Kevin Moses visits KIAA, meets with Vice President of Peking University Dr. Ga

Fri, 2019-03-22

An intuitive 3D map of the Galactic warp’s precession traced by classical Cepheids

Tue, 2019-02-05Astronomers from KIAA-PKU and National Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences have used 1339 ‘standard’ stars to map the real shape of our home galaxy in a paper published in Nature Astronomy.

Gregory J. Herczeg Awarded Peking University Friendship Award

Fri, 2018-12-28.