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An X-ray transient as New Signal of Neutron Star Mergers

Wed, 2019-04-17A bright X-ray burst within a galaxy 6.6 billion light years from Earth has been detected by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. This event is likely to be the emission from a neutron-star-merger-produced magnetar – a new, heavier, highly magnetized neutron star.

Discoveries by Dong and Jiang awarded as top-10 Achievements in Chinese Astronomy in 2018

Fri, 2019-04-12CAS announced that the discovery of Hoptunes, a new population of exoplanets, by Prof. Subo Dong and the discovery of the largerst protocluster of galaxies by Prof.

Former PhD Student Feige Wang Awarded the 2019 Hubble Fellow

Fri, 2019-04-12NASA has selected 24 new Fellows for its prestigious NASA Hubble Fellowship Program in 2019, which is one of the most prestigious and competitive postdoctoral fellowships in astronomy. Former PhD student Feige Wang(王飞格) of DoA has been awarded the Hubble Fellow.

Vice President of the Kavli Foundation Kevin Moses visits KIAA, meets with Vice President of Peking University Dr. Gang Tian

Fri, 2019-03-22

An intuitive 3D map of the Galactic warp’s precession traced by classical Cepheids

Tue, 2019-02-05Astronomers from KIAA-PKU and National Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences have used 1339 ‘standard’ stars to map the real shape of our home galaxy in a paper published in Nature Astronomy.

KIAA Work Shift in Winter Break

Mon, 2019-01-14

Gregory J. Herczeg Awarded Peking University Friendship Award

Fri, 2018-12-28The 2019 International Students and Foreign Experts New Year's Party & Award Ceremony of "Peking University Friendship Award" was held on December 20 in the Global Village of Peking University. More than 300 foreign experts and students attend the event. Gregory J.

A Team in KIAA Joined the KAGRA Gravitational-Wave Scientific Collaboration

Wed, 2018-12-19On Dec 5-6 in 2018, Kohei Inayoshi, a faculty member of KIAA has attended a KAGRA science collaboration meeting on behalf of KIAA. As this moment, three members, Lijing Shao (leader), Kohei Inayoshi and Yong Gao (1st-year PhD) have joined the KAGRA collaboration.

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.