On October 27th, 2017, the annual meeting of the BHOLE (Black hole-Host Lifecycle Evolution) project was held at the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University (KIAA, PKU). Qihuang Gong, Vice President of PKU, Peiwen Ji, Former Executive Deputy Director of Division of Mathematics & Physics, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Gang Zhao, Associate Director of National Astronomical Observatories of CAS, Suijian Xue, Associate Director of National Astronomical Observatories of CAS, Academicians Jingxiu Wang and Youyuan Zhou, Shude Mao, Director of Astrophysics Center at Tsinghua University, Zonghong Zhu, Professor from Beijing Normal University, Tinggui Wang, Director of Astronomy Center at University of Science & Technology of China, Fukun Liu, Director of Department of Astronomy at PKU, and members of the project attended the meeting.
Luis C. Ho, Principal Investigator of BHOLE Project
Luis C. Ho, Principle Investigator of the project, gave the project’s annual performance report, introducing the research achievements, academic exchanges, science popularization, talent training, and budget performance, as well as existing challenges and improvement measures. Group leaders also gave reports on each group’s work.
Experts and Invited Guests
Since its inception in July 2016, the project has made remarkable achievements in research, having completed 91 papers in top international SCI journals, including two papers in Nature, one submitted to Science, and two listed as AAS Highlights in ApJ. The project has recruited seven new postdocs, organized five domestic workshops and three international conferences. Research highlights include
The project is supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST). It is a collaboration of 17 core investigators from six institutions in China (KIAA, Institute of High-energy Physics, National Astronomical Observatory of China, Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Nanjing University, and University of Science and Technology of China). More information about the project can be found at http://kiaa.pku.edu.cn/bhole
PKU Vice-President Qihuang Gong
NAOC Deputy Director Gang Zhao
NAOC Deputy Director Suijian Xue
Academician Youyuan Zhou
Jian-Min Wang, BHOLE Project Group 1 Leader
Linhua Jiang, BHOLE Project Group 3 Leader
Feng Yuan, BHOLE Project Group 4 Leader
Beijing Normal University Professor Zonghong Zhu
Tsinghua University Professor Shude Mao and KIAA Director Luis C. Ho
USTC Professor Ting-Gui Wang chairing session