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ALMA Measures Mass of Black Hole with Extreme Precision

Mon, 2016-05-16Astronomers from Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University, University of California, Irvine and other universities have derived a highly precise measurement of the mass of a black hole at the center of a nearby giant elliptical galaxy NGC 1332.

6 Postdoctors at PKU Won the Chinese Postdoctoral General Grant in Astronomy

Tue, 2016-05-10Chinese Postdoctoral Foundation has announced the awardees of the postdoctoral general grant this year. PKU (KIAA & DoA) takes 6 of the 11 postdoc general grants in the field of astronomy.

Yingjie Peng Wins 2016 MERAC Prize and 2016 Chinese Youth Qianren Honour

Wed, 2016-04-13The European Astronomical Society (EAS) has announced the awardees of its 2016 prizes. The 2016 MERAC Prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis in Observational Astrophysics has been awarded to Yingjie Peng(彭影杰). He has also been awarded the Youth Qianren Honor in China in 2016.

Announcing the 2016 Beijing-Nanjing Bilateral Astrophysics Workshop

Wed, 2016-03-23With pleasure we announce the upcoming 2016 Beijing-Nanjing Bilateral Astrophysics Workshop.

The Discovery of Wu's Team selected as one of Top 10 Advances in Science in 2015 in China

Fri, 2016-02-26The discovery of the most luminous quasar with an ultramassive black hole in the distant Universe, made by a team led by Associate Director of KIAA Xue-Bing Wu, originally published in the journal Nature on February 26, 2015, has been selected as one of Top 10 Advances in Science in 2015 in China(20

Multiple generations of stars in star clusters may resemble adopted rather than natural children

Thu, 2016-01-28Astronomers had long thought that the old, dense swarms of stars known as globular clusters formed their millions of stars in bulk at around the same time, with each cluster's stars having very similar ages.

The Discovery of Wu's Team Listed as one of Top 10 Achievements in Science and Technology in 2015 among Universities in China

Sat, 2016-01-23The discovery of the most luminous quasar with an ultramassive black hole in the distant Universe, made by a team led by Associate Director of KIAA Xue-Bing Wu, originally published in the journal Nature on February 26, 2015, has been selected as one of the Top 10 Achievements in Science and Technol

First KIAA Governing Board meeting held at KIAA

Mon, 2016-01-18The KIAA Governing Board held the first board meeting on January 16, 2016 at KIAA. In attendance were Jie Wang, Robert E. Williams, Luis C. Ho, Anthony N. Lasenby, Simon D. M. White, Xiaolin Chen, Miyoung Chun and Xuebing Wu.

Record-Shattering Cosmic Blast Could Help Crack the Case of Extreme Supernova Explosions

Fri, 2016-01-15Stunned astronomers have witnessed a cosmic explosion about 200 times more powerful than a typical supernova—events which already rank amongst the mightiest outbursts in the universe—and more than twice as luminous as the previous record-holding supernova.

Expert on Galaxies Joins the KIAA Faculty

Tue, 2016-01-12KIAA has recruited one new faculty member,Yingjie Peng(彭影杰).He received his PhD from ETH Zurich in 2012, and then became a research associate at Cavendish Laboratory and a postdoctoral fellow at Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge.

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