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Jing Wang Interviewed by the AAS Journals

Fri, 2021-09-03  Jing Wang, faculty of KIAA at Peking University, was invited by the American Astronomical Society (AAS) for an interview as part of the AAS Journal Author Series with the Senior Lead Editor of the AAS Journals, Prof. Frank Timmes.

First HI snapshot of the Hydra cluster by ASKAP

Thu, 2021-07-08  Clusters of galaxies formed from the largest cosmological structures; they are the destination of galaxies traveling along the cosmic web, and serve as the best testbed for environmental effects that accelerate galaxy evolution. The Hydra cluster is the larges

Incoming KIAA Postdocs awarded prestigious national and PKU fellowships

Thu, 2021-05-20  Dr. Meicun Hou was awarded the China Postdoctoral Foundation Innovative Program; Dr. Haifeng Yang and Dr. Swayamtrupta Panda won 2021 PKU Boya Fellowships.

Hubble Watches How a Giant Planet Grows

Wed, 2021-05-05  Hubble Space Telescope gives astronomers a rare look at a Jupiter-sized, still-forming planet that is feeding off material surrounding a young star.

Discovery by KIAA awarded as a Top-10 Achievements in Chinese Astronomy in 2020

Fri, 2021-04-02  The discovery of new features of fast radio bursts, as revealed by the FAST radio telescope, was announced as a Top-10 Achievement in Chinese astronomy in 2020.

Most Distant Quasar Discovered Sheds Light on How Black Holes Grow

Thu, 2021-01-14  A team of astronomers led by the University of Arizona has observed a luminous quasar 13.03 billion light-years from Earth – the most distant quasar discovered to date. Two KIAA astronomers, Linhua Jiang and Xue-Bing Wu, joined the research team.

Luis Ho Interviewed by the AAS Journals

Tue, 2021-01-05  Luis Ho was invited by the American Astronomical Society (AAS) for an interview with the Senior Lead Editor of the AAS Journals, Prof. Frank Timmes.

New 3D view of the dense interstellar gas in Milky Way

Wed, 2020-12-23  An international research team of more than 50 astronomers (including KIAA faculty Ke Wang) led by the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, used the APEX submillimeter telescope at 5100 m altitude in Chile to look deep into the galactic p

Spectroscopic confirmation of the most distant galaxy at redshift 10.957

Tue, 2020-12-15  An international team of astronomers, led by Professor Linhua Jiang at KIAA, obtained near-infrared spectra and successfully measured the redshift of a very faint galaxy 13.4 billion light-years away, the most distant astrophysical object known to date. Meanwh

Elliptical accretion disk as a model for tidal disruption events: A Jerusalem bagel from Beijing

Tue, 2020-12-15  When a star passing closely enough by a supermassive black hole is disrupted by tidal forces, the stellar debris falls onto the black hole triggering a tidal disruption event (TDE). It is commonly assumed that the accretion disk that forms circularizes effici