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Dr. Z. Lucas Uhm awarded the Peking University Outstanding Postdoc Award 2014

Wed, 2014-12-31Dr. Z. Lucas Uhm, a postdoctoral researcher at the KIAA, has been awarded the 2014 Peking University Outstanding Postdoc Award.

Star cluster evolution not as simple as thought

Fri, 2014-12-19Using Hubble Space Telescope observations of a 2 billion-year-old Large Magellanic Cloud star cluster, KIAA PhD student Chengyuan Li and his supervisor, Richard de Grijs, showed that the recent paradigm shift from star clusters as single-age stellar populations to complex populations may need a majo

2014 KIAA-PKU Astrophysics Forum on the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)

Mon, 2014-11-10The theme of 2014's KIAA-PKU Astrophysics Forum, held on November 2-4, 2014, was "Thirty Meter Telescope in China: Scientific and Technological Frontiers". The meeting was jointly organized by KIAA and NAOC.

CHILI "Cook-off" Meeting held at KIAA

Tue, 2014-09-23The China Lijiang IFU (CHILI) project's inaugural "cook-off" meeting was held at KIAA-PKU on November 15, 2014. Over 50 active scientists and engineers met to discuss CHILI's science capabilities and execution plans.
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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.