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2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics will be awarded to the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration

Sat, 2019-09-07The 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics will be awarded to EHTC, for “the first image of a supermassive black hole, taken by means of an Earth-sized alliance of telescopes”.

Pulsar emission map thanks to Einstein

Fri, 2019-09-06Kejia Lee from Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University joined the international collaboration and has used radio observations of the source PSR J1906+0746 to reconstruct the polarised emission over the pulsar’s magnetic pole and to

Siyao Xu Awarded the 2019 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize

Tue, 2019-08-20Siyao Xu was awarded the 2019 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize for the Commission on Astroparticle Physics (C4) at the 36th International Cosmic Ray Conference in Madison, USA.

ALMA Dives into Black Hole’s ‘Sphere of Influence’

Fri, 2019-08-16New observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) provide an unprecedented close-up view of a swirling disk of cold interstellar gas rotating around a supermassive black hole. This disk lies at the center of NGC 3258, a massive elli

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