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IAU Symposium 312, "Star Clusters and Black Holes in Galaxies Across Cosmic Time", to be held in Beijing, Aug 25-29, 2014

Tue, 2014-07-22The International Astronomical Union (IAU) Symposium No. 312 on "Black Holes and Star Clusters Across Cosmic Time" will take place in Beijing, Aug. 25-29, 2014. The lead organizers for this IAU Symposium are two KIAA faculty, Rainer Spurzem and Fukun Liu.

Announcing the Kavli Visiting Scholars Program

Tue, 2014-07-22The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) has initiated the Kavli Visiting Scholars program. The program supports astrophysicists across the Kavli network to spend a meaningful period of time (2 to 4 weeks) in residence at KIAA situated at Peking University (PKU).

Two KIAA Postdoctoral Fellows Receive the 7th Postdoctoral Special Fund

Tue, 2014-07-15KIAA Postdoctoral Fellows, Alberto Rebassa Mansergas and Haibo Yuan, have been awarded the 7th Postdoctoral Special Fund. This is the most prestigious and competitive fund offered by the China Postdoc Foundation.

Meeting on GRB Cosmology held at KIAA-PKU

Wed, 2014-06-25The Meeting on GRB Cosmolgy under the 973 Project of GRBs and Relevant Physical Problems was held at KIAA-PKU on June 23-24, 2014.

The 6th National High School Astronomical Summer Camp will take place at KIAA-PKU from July 15-18, 2014.

Fri, 2014-06-20During July 15-18, 2014, the 6th High School Astronomical Summer Camp will take place at KIAA-PKU. This summer camp is jointly held by Peking University, Beijing Normal University, NAOC-CAS, and the Beijing Planetarium.

The 2014 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics

Thu, 2014-05-29The 2014 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics has been awarded to Alan H. Guth, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, Andrei D. Linde, Stanford University, USA, and Alexei A. Starobinsky, Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia.
Kavli Prize in Astrophysics 2014 Winners

Unique Pair of Supermassive Black Holes Discovered in an Ordinary Galaxy

Wed, 2014-04-23A pair of supermassive black holes in orbit around one another have been discovered by Prof. Fukun Liu of the Department of Astronomy and the KIAA, and his colleagues. This is the first time such a pair have been found in an ordinary galaxy.
Artist's impression of supermassive binary black hole

Executive Vice President of Science Programs at the Kavli Foundation visits KIAA

Mon, 2014-04-21Dr. Miyoung Chun, Executive Vice President of Science Programs at the Kavil Foundation, and Dr. Christopher Martin, Science Program Officer, visited the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University (KIAA-PKU) on April 17th-18th, 2014.

KIAA scientists unveil the radiation mechanism of gamma-ray bursts

Wed, 2014-04-09Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are the most violent explosions in the Universe since the Big Bang. Despite many years of observations and theoretical modeling, the exact mechanism that produces intense gamma-rays from these events is not identified.

New Associate Director of KIAA

Wed, 2014-03-12Professor Wu Xue-Bing, former Chairman of the Department of Astronomy at PKU and an expert on quasars and active galaxies, officially has been appointed as the new Associate Director of KIAA.
Xuebing Wu