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KIAA Postdocs win PKU Outstanding Postdoc Award, Boya Fellowship

Tue, 2021-12-07KIAA postdoc Yu Qiu won a PKU Outstanding Postdoc Award, while incoming postdoc Lin Wang won the PKU Boya Fellowship.

Gregory Herczeg Interviewed by the AAS Journals

Tue, 2021-11-23Gregory Herczeg was invited by the American Astronomical Society (AAS) for an interview with the Senior Lead Editor of the AAS Journals, Prof. Frank Timmes.

KIAA welcomes new faculty member, Dr. Lile Wang(王力乐)

Tue, 2021-11-23KIAA welcomes Dr. Lile Wang, an expert in numerical simulations of exoplanets and their formation, to PKU as a new faculty member.

KIAA Held the 1st KIAA Forum on Gas in Galaxies for Early Career Scientists

Fri, 2021-11-26KooGiG-Junior is an annual forum on the role of gas and dust in galaxies from low to high redshift. The forum aims to bring together active astronomers, especially early career scientists, for the purpose of exchanging recent progress and discussing future frontiers.

Towards the Detection of the Nanohertz Gravitational-wave background: The European Pulsar Timing Array provides a ...

Thu, 2021-10-28EPTA is a scientific collaboration bringing together teams of astronomers around the largest European radio telescopes, as well as groups specialized in data analysis and modelling of gravitational wave (GW) signals. It has published a detailed analysis of a candidate signal for the since-long sought gravitational wave background (GWB) due to in-spiraling supermassive black-hole binaries. Although a detection cannot be claimed yet, this represents another significant step in the effort to finally unveil GWs at very low frequencies, of order one billionth of a Hertz. In fact, the candidate signal has emerged from an unprecedented detailed analysis and using two independent methodologies. Moreover, the signal shares strong similarities with those found from the analyses of other teams. The results were made possible thanks to the data collected over 24 years with five large-aperture radio telescopes in Europe.

Former PKU Ph.D. Student Awarded Humboldt Research Fellowship

Tue, 2021-10-19Si-Yue Yu (余思悦) has been awarded a prestigious Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers after the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's selection committee meeting in 2021.

Perceiving Exoplanets with Gravitational Waves

Mon, 2021-09-06Imagine that you could go back in time and ask Albert Einstein if people could directly detect gravitational waves, the extraordinarily faint ‘ripples’ in space-time, it must be hard for him to admit that people could make it come true about 100 years after his prediction. However, if you ask Mr. Yacheng Kang and Ms. Chang Liu right now, an undergraduate and a PhD student respectively in Prof. Lijing Shao’s group, the prospects for detecting exoplanets with gravitational-wave observations, they will have a slightly more positive attitude toward it and show more details about that.

Jing Wang Interviewed by the AAS Journals

Fri, 2021-09-03Jing 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, 2021-07-08Clusters 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 largest and most mature cluster of galaxies within 200 million light years. In a recent paper led by KIAA professor Jing Wang, the powerful new radio telescope ASKAP was used to map neutral hydrogen (HI) in the Hydra Cluster, revealing how cluster dynamics drives the evolution of infalling satellite galaxies. These discoveries are based on the widest survey of Hydra to date in HI, part of the WALLABY pilot survey with ASKAP.

Incoming KIAA Postdocs awarded prestigious national and PKU fellowships

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