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Multiple generations of stars in star clusters may resemble adopted rather than natural children

Thu, 2016-01-28Astronomers had long thought that the old, dense swarms of stars known as globular clusters formed their millions of stars in bulk at around the same time, with each cluster's stars having very similar ages.

The Discovery of Wu's Team Listed as one of Top 10 Achievements in Science and Technology in 2015 among Universities in China

Sat, 2016-01-23The discovery of the most luminous quasar with an ultramassive black hole in the distant Universe, made by a team led by Associate Director of KIAA Xue-Bing Wu, originally published in the journal Nature on February 26, 2015, has been selected as one of the Top 10 Achievements in Science and Technol

First KIAA Governing Board meeting held at KIAA

Mon, 2016-01-18The KIAA Governing Board held the first board meeting on January 16, 2016 at KIAA. In attendance were Jie Wang, Robert E. Williams, Luis C. Ho, Anthony N. Lasenby, Simon D. M. White, Xiaolin Chen, Miyoung Chun and Xuebing Wu.

Record-Shattering Cosmic Blast Could Help Crack the Case of Extreme Supernova Explosions

Fri, 2016-01-15Stunned astronomers have witnessed a cosmic explosion about 200 times more powerful than a typical supernova—events which already rank amongst the mightiest outbursts in the universe—and more than twice as luminous as the previous record-holding supernova.

Expert on Galaxies Joins the KIAA Faculty

Tue, 2016-01-12KIAA has recruited one new faculty member,Yingjie Peng(彭影杰).He received his PhD from ETH Zurich in 2012, and then became a research associate at Cavendish Laboratory and a postdoctoral fellow at Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge.

KIAA Director Featured in the New York Times

Wed, 2015-12-02KIAA Director and University Chair Professor Luis Ho was featured in the Dec 1, 2015 edition of the New York Times. The article, "Luis Ho Pushes China Into World Astronomy Club" (带领中国进入世界天文学俱乐部的何子山), excerpted an interview of Director Ho by New York Times reporter, Claudia Dreifus.

The 2015 KIAA-PKU Astrophysics Forum

Tue, 2015-11-17On Nov 16-17, 2015, KIAA hosted the second annual KIAA-PKU Astrophysics Forum, with this year's topic being "Optical and Infrared Facilities for Chinese Astronomy". The workshop was open to the entire Chinese astronomical community, and had over 70 participants.

2015 Chinese Astronomical Society (CAS) Annual Meeting held at PKU

Fri, 2015-10-30KIAA and DoA at Peking University jointly organised the 2015 annual academic meeting of the Chinese Astronomical Society from October 19 to October 21, 2015.

2016 KIAA-CAS Postdoctoral Fellowships

Tue, 2015-10-27The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University (PKU), Beijing, China and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) invite applications for joint KIAA-CAS Postdoctoral Fellowships, starting on July 1/October 1, 2016.

Announcing the 2015 KIAA-PKU Astrophysics Forum

Fri, 2015-10-09The 2015 KIAA-PKU Astrophysics Forum —“Optical and Infrared Facilities for Chinese Astronomy” will be held Nov 16-17, 2015 at the KIAA.