Annual Meeting of the BHOLE (Black hole-Host Lifecycle Evolution) Project Held at KIAA

Group Photo

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

  • Tidally disrupted dusty clumps as the origin of broad emission lines in active galactic nuclei(J.-M. Wang et al. 2017, Nature Astronomy)
  • The close environments of accreting massive black holes as shaped by radiative feedback(Ricci et al. 2017, Nature)
  • “A giant protocluster of galaxies at redshift 5.70” (L. Jiang et al. 2017, Science, submitted)
  • Discovery of 16 new z ~ 5.5 quasars: filling in the redshift gap of quasar color selection”, (Yang, Fan, X.-B. Wu, et al. 2017, ApJ, AAS Highlight)
  • Gas dynamics of the luminous = 6.13 quasar ULAS J1319+0950 revealed by ALMA high-resolution(Shao, R. Wang, et al. 2017, ApJ, AAS Highlight).


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


Meeting Photos:


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

Coffee Break

USTC Professor Ting-Gui Wang chairing session