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New Associate Director of KIAA

Wed, 2014-03-12Professor Wu Xue-Bing, former Chairman of the Department of Astronomy at PKU and an expert on quasars and active galaxies, officially has been appointed as the new Associate Director of KIAA.
Xuebing Wu

KIAA to host "Quarks and Compact Stars" Workshop

Tue, 2014-03-04KIAA will host a workshop on Quarks and Compact Stars, October 22-24, 2014. This workshop will focus on understanding the nature of the strong interaction at low energy scales.

New Patterns in Planet Distributions

Mon, 2013-12-30Subo Dong (东苏勃) joined the faculty of KIAA in Fall 2013 through the 1000 Talents Program for young researchers (青年千人计划). One of his research interests is to robustly derive the distributions of extrasolar planets in order to find clues on how planet systems form and evolve.

Wind Braking of AXP/SGRs

Fri, 2013-12-27Anomalous X-ray pulsars (AXPs) and soft gamma-ray repeaters (SGRs) are believed to be magnetars: peculiar neutron stars powered by their super strong magnetic field. Unfortunately, none of the predictions of traditional magnetar models successfully explain their properties.

Star Formation and Quasar-host Galaxy Co-evolution in the Most Distant Universe

Fri, 2013-12-27Dr. Ran Wang and her collaborators have carried out millimeter and radio observations to study the ISM properties and star forming activity in the host galaxies of quasars at the highest redshift.

New Science Advisory Committee

Sat, 2013-12-21A group of eminent international experts forms the KIAA Science Advisory Committee (SAC), which is charged with advising the Director on matters pertaining to the scientific mission of the institute.

Three Astronomy Department Faculty Join KIAA

Sat, 2013-12-21Three members from the Department of Astronomy have received joint appointments at KIAA. Professor Fukun Liu works on supermassive black hole binaries, accretion disks and active galactic nuclei. Professor Zuhui Fan works on cosmology, gravitational lensing and galactic dynamics.

Experts in Extrasolar Planets, Pulsar Timing, and Distant Quasars Join the Faculty

Sat, 2013-12-21KIAA has recruited three new faculty members.