Subo Dong at KIAA Awarded the 2020 "XPLORER PRIZE"

On September 25, the winners of the 2020 "XPLORER PRIZE" are announced. Subo Dong, an Associate Professor at Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics(KIAA) at Peking University is listed among the 50 awardees this year.

According to its official website (, the initial funding for the XPLORER PRIZE is provided by Tencent Foundation, and it is a non-governmental and public interest award for young scientists and technicians aged 45 and under who are working full-time in the Chinese mainland,Hong Kong or Macao. The XPLORER PRIZE focuses on fundamental science and research. It is a no-strings-attached award for extraordinarily talented young scientists, as an investment in their potential at the forefront of scientific discovery. The XPLORER PRIZE awards a grant of three million RMB per recipient.

Subo Dong

Before joining KIAA in Fall 2013, Subo Dong spent 4 years as a postdoctoral member at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and was an inaugural NASA Carl Sagan Fellow. He received his Ph.D. in astronomy from the Ohio State University and B.Sc. in astronomy from Nanjing University. He has made original contributions to the fields of gravitational microlensing, extrasolar planets and supernovae.

2020 "XPLORER PRIZE" Announcement: