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A new Max Planck Partner Group is formed between KIAA and MPIfR

Thu, 2020-06-18  In June 2020, a new Max Planck Partner Group is established, headed by Prof. Lijing Shao at KIAA.

KIAA post-doc Bhardwaj wins Gruber Fellowship 2020

Tue, 2020-06-09  Dr. Anupam Bhardwaj was selected as one of the two 2020 recipients of the Gruber Fellowship, sponsored by The Gruber Foundation and the International Astronomical Union.

Feeling the drag

Tue, 2020-06-02  Within a hierarchically evolving Universe, binary black holes (BBHs) are expected to form through galaxy mergers. How these BBHs merge is, however, still under debate. Xian Chen and collaborators show that Poynting–Robertson (PR) drag, a radiative process who

2020 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics

Fri, 2020-05-29  The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has decided to award the Kavli Prize in Astrophysics for 2020 to Andrew Fabian (University of Cambridge, UK).

Herczeg named Chair of the Science Advisory Committee for the Thirty Meter Telescope

Wed, 2020-05-06  Prof. Gregory Herczeg was named Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), one of three Extremely Large Telescopes planned for the next generation of optical/infrared telescopes.

Off the beaten path: a new framework for cold filament formation in galaxy clusters

Mon, 2020-05-04  Mon, 2020-05-04Using state-of-the-art radiation-hydrodynamic simulations, KIAA postdoctoral fellow Dr. Yu Qiu and collaborators proposed a new framework for cold gas filament formation, shedding light on how cold gas exists immersed in the hot, X-ray-emitting

Yingjie Peng Interviewed by the AAS Journals

Mon, 2020-05-04  Yingjie Peng(彭影杰), Assistant Professor at KIAA, Peking University, was interviewed by the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Journals.

Lijing Shao was Invited to the Advisory Panel of Classical and Quantum Gravity

Fri, 2020-04-10  Lijing Shao, Assistant Professor of the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University, was invited to the Advisory Panel of Classical and Quantum Gravity.

Gregory Herczeg Appointed as the Newest Science Editor for the AAS Journals

Mon, 2020-01-13  Gregory Herczeg, Associate Professor at Peking University and Associate Director for Science of the KIAA, was appointed as the newest Science Editor for the AAS Journals, which includes the flagship Astrophysical Journal.

When the Stars Align — the First Resolved Microlensed Images

Tue, 2019-12-31  Using VLTI GRAVITY, an international team led by Professor Subo Dong (KIAA) have resolved the two images of a microlensed source star for the first time, more than a century after Einstein first predicted that such image splitting could be caused by the gravit