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A New Look at an Old Problem: How to Measure Star Formation Rates in Galaxies

Fri, 2019-12-06Using a large sample of galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), Ming-Yang Zhuang and Luis C. Ho from the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University proposed an updated star formation rate (SFR) calibration using the [O II]λ

KIAA Held the 2019 KIAA-PKU Forum: The Future of Gravitational Wave Astrophysics

Mon, 2019-12-02On 28 and 29 November 2019, KIAA held the 6th KIAA Forum: The Future of Gravitational Wave Astrophysics. More than 80 participants from about 30 institutes inside China and abroad attended this event.

KIAA Held an International Conference on Quasars

Wed, 2019-11-06On October 21-25, 2019, an international conference on quasars and supermassive black holes was held at KIAA, Peking University. More than 100 researchers attended the meeting, and nearly half of them are international participants.

Discovery of a new Luminous Blue Variable in the outskirt of the Andromeda Galaxy

Fri, 2019-10-18A study by the research group led by Prof. Huawei Zhang from Department of Astronomy, Peking University and collaborators from Yunnan University report the discovery of a new Luminous Blue Variable (LBV) in the outskirt of the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), using dat

Faculty Positions and Postdoctoral Research Positions Available

Mon, 2019-10-07KIAA invites applications for faculty positions and postdoctoral research positions.

KIAA Held the Second Forum on Gas in Galaxies

Mon, 2019-09-16The second KIAA Forum on Gas in Galaxies (KFGG): Multiple-phase ISM—Probing the Activities and Power Engines from Local to Distant Universe was successfully held from 9 to 13 September. The forum accepted more than 100 attendees, more than half of which have

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