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Feeling the drag

Tue, 2020-06-02Within a hierarchically evolving Universe, binary black holes (BBHs) are expected to form through galaxy mergers. How these BBHs merge is, however, still under debate.

2020 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics

Thu, 2020-05-28The 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, 2020-05-06Prof. 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, 2020-05-04Using 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 plasma permeating galaxy clusters.

Yingjie Peng Interviewed by the AAS Journals

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

Work Shift for Admin Staff during Labor Day Holidays

Tue, 2020-04-21科维理所五一假期值班表

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

Fri, 2020-04-10Lijing 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, 2020-01-13Gregory 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, 2019-12-31Using 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 gravity of another (lens) star along the line

Su Yao Wins a Humboldt Research Fellowship

Thu, 2019-12-12Former PKU postdoc Su Yao (姚苏) was recently awarded a prestigious Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers after the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s selection committee meeting at the end of 2019.