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KIAA to Host Workshop on "Quasars and Active Galactic Nuclei over Cosmic Time"

Thu, 2015-03-05The KIAA will host a workshop entitled “Quasars and Active Galactic Nuclei over Cosmic Time”, March 17-20, 2015.

The 2015 KIAA-SHAO Bilateral Workshop

Thu, 2015-03-05The 2015 KIAA-SHAO Bilateral Workshop, the first workshop with the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO), will take place at KIAA on May 18 and 19, 2015.

Announcing the 2015 Nanjing-Beijing Bilateral Astrophysics Workshop

Mon, 2015-03-02KIAA is co-sponsoring the 2015 Nanjing-Beijing Bilateral Astrophysics Workshop, held jointly with the PKU Department of Astronomy, Nanjing University, and Purple Mountain Observatory. The workshop will be held on 2-3 April and will be hosted by Nanjing University.

KIAA Scientists Discover the Most Luminous Quasar with an Ultramassive Black Hole in the Distant Universe

Sat, 2015-02-28An international team led by Xue-Bing Wu, the associate director of Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) and a professor at Department of Astronomy of Peking University, discovered a new quasar with a central black hole mass of 12 billion solar masses and a luminosity of 430 trillio

KIAA to co-sponsor a meeting on "Probing Active Galactic Nuclei with Radio Techniques"

Tue, 2015-01-20KIAA is co-sponsoring the meeting "Probing Active Galactic Nuclei with Radio techniques", which will be held during May 21-25, 2015 in Yining, a city in northwestern Xinjiang Province in China. Yining is the seat of the Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture.

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).

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