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Longstanding Quasar Puzzle Solved

Wed, 2014-09-10New KIAA faculty member Yue Shen and KIAA Director Luis Ho have solved a two-decade long mystery in quasar research. Namely, what drives the diverse properties of quasars into a well-defined main sequence, known as "Eigenvector 1" (EV1).

Two Hubble Fellows Join the Faculty

Wed, 2014-09-10KIAA has recruited two new faculty members. Yue Shen, an expert on quasars and active galaxies, and Linhua Jiang, whose research interests include high-redshift quasars and galaxies and observational cosmology.

Cover Feature on KIAA in the Asia Pacific Physics Newsletter

Fri, 2014-08-15An article highlighting KIAA appears in the August 2014 issue of the Asia Pacific Physics Newsletter (APPN), a publication devoted to "reporting frontier discoveries in physics, research highlights, and news to facilitate interaction, collaboration and cooperation among physicists in Asia Pacif

A New Strategy to Directly Measure the Acceleration of the Universe

Thu, 2014-07-31In a paper recently published in the July 24 issue of Physical Review Letters, KIAA-CITA Joint Postdoctoral Fellow Hao-Ran Yu and his colleagues investigated the potential of using future radio surveys of dense hydrogen clouds to make a direct measurement of the Universe's acceleration.
The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME)

Announcing the 2014 KIAA-PKU Astrophysics Forum

Tue, 2014-07-22The 2014 KIAA-PKU Astrophysics Forum will focus on the topic, "Thirty Meter Telescope in China: Scientific and Technological Frontiers". It will be held November 2-4, 2014 at the KIAA at PKU, and co-hosted by the KIAA, PKU, and the NAOC.

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.