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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.

KIAA Held its Governing Board Meeting

Tue, 2018-09-18On September 17, 2018, the KIAA Governing Board (GB) meeting was held at KIAA.

Three Faculty Join KIAA

Mon, 2018-09-10KIAA has recruited three new faculty members, Kohei Inayoshi, Lijing Shao(邵立晶), and Ke Wang(王科).

New Discoveries Double the Number of Changing-look AGNs

Mon, 2018-09-03A team led by Prof. Xue-Bing Wu, the Associate Director of KIAA, has conducted a survey of changing-look quasars in the last two years.

First observational indication of the gravitomagnetic monopole and naked singularity

Mon, 2018-09-03The first significant observational indication of the gravitomagnetic monopole has recently been reported by Dr. Chandrachur Chakraborty from Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Beijing, China and Prof.

2018 Fred K.-Y. Lo Lecture: The Impact of Masers in Modern Astrophysics

Wed, 2018-08-22On 18 September, 2018, to be given by James M. Moran(Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics).

BHOLE (Black hole-Host Lifecycle Evolution) Project Held the Mid-term Summary Meeting

Tue, 2018-08-07On August 6, 2018, the mid-term summary meeting of the BHOLE (Black hole-Host Lifecycle Evolution) project was held at the National Astronomical Observatories of CAS.