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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.

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.