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East-Asia AGN Workshop 2015

Tue, 2015-04-21The "East-Asia AGN Workshop 2015" will be held in Changchun, China, on July 14-16, 2015. Co-organized by KIAA Associate Director Xue-Bing Wu, this is the third in a series of workshops designed to bring together AGN researchers in East Asia.

Xinjiang Qitai Radio Telescope (QTT) Science Colloquium Series 1, July 2-3, 2015

Tue, 2015-04-21The Xingjiang Qitai Radio Telescope (QTT), designed to be a fully steerable 110-m single dish telescope capable of high frequency observations, is now officially in the planning phase.

Science Advisory Committee Meeting

Tue, 2015-04-14KIAA’s Science Advisory Committee (SAC) held a two-day face-to-face meeting on March 28-29, 2015. In attendance were SAC chair Simon D. M. White (Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics), Tom Abel (KIPAC/Stanford), Richard S. Ellis (CalTech), Martha P.

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