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Chair of the Kavli Prize Committee in Astrophysics visited KIAA

Tue, 2018-12-11Prof. Mats Carlsson visited KIAA on December 10, 2018. Prof. Carlsson is a well-known solar physicist from the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, Norway. He is a Fellow of Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (NASL) and a Fellow of Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Unknown Treasure Trove of Planets Found Hiding in Dust

Thu, 2018-12-06"Super-Earths" and Neptune-sized planets could be forming around young stars in much greater numbers than scientists thought, new research by an international collaboration of astronomers suggests.

The 2018 KIAA-PKU Astrophysics Forum Held at KIAA

Wed, 2018-12-05The 2018 KIAA-PKU Astrophysics Forum was held on Dec. 3-4, 2018 with the topic “China’s Future Ground-Based Astronomical Facilities”. More than 100 participants attended the forum.

A Monograph of Pulsar Physics by PKU-Astronomers

Sun, 2018-11-25Recently, a monograph titled Pulsar Physics has just been published by Peking University Press in Chinese. The authors (Xinji Wu, Guojun Qiao and Renxin Xu) are three astronomers from Peking University.

PKING (PKU-KIAA Innovation NSFC Group) Project Held its Kick-off Meeting

Wed, 2018-11-14On November 12, 2018, the kick-off meeting of the PKING (PKU-KIAA Innovation NSFC Group) project was held at the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA), Peking University, with the goal of introducing an overview of the project and launching its execution.

3 Postdocs Won the 64th China Postdoctoral Science General Grant

Tue, 2018-11-13The awardees at KIAA and DoA take 3 out of 10 in the field of astronomy in China.

Astronomers Unveil Growing Black Holes in Colliding Galaxies

Fri, 2018-11-09A team of researchers led by Michael Koss (Eureka Scientific Inc.), and including Claudio Ricci, long-term visiting professor at KIAA, performed the largest survey of the cores of nearby galaxies in near-infrared light, using high-resolution images taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the

Weighing planets and asteroids: Pulsar observations enable mass estimates for Ceres and other solar system objects

Tue, 2018-10-23A team of scientists from the `International Pulsar Timing Array’ consortium, led by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, has used pulsar timing data to measure the masses of the dwarf-planet Ceres and other asteroids.

Discovery of the Largest Protocluster of Galaxies in the Distant Universe

Tue, 2018-10-16An international team of astronomers led by Youth Qianren Research Professor Linhua Jiang at KIAA-PKU discovered a giant protocluster of galaxies at redshift 5.7, when the Universe was only one billion years old (about 7% of its current age).

New Chairs and Member Join KIAA Governing Board and Science Advisory Committee

Fri, 2018-09-28Qihuang Gong, Sandra Faber, Robert Kennicutt and Michael Kramer join KIAA GB and SAC.

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