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People's Daily Interviews Astronomers at KIAA and DoA

Thu, 2015-06-04On June 1st, 2015, People's Daily published an article entitled "They are listening to the breath of the Universe", based on interviews with eight astronomers at KIAA and DoA on May 27th.

Professor Sandra M. Faber meets with PKU Vice-President Yansong Li

Mon, 2015-06-01Professor Sandra M. Faber, renowned astronomer from the University of California, Santa Cruz, visited the KIAA and met PKU Vice-President for International Relations, Yansong Li. KIAA Director Luis C.

Alex Filippenko Delivers Centennial Physics Lecture at Peking University

Mon, 2015-05-25This month Peking University was pleased to welcome world-famous astrophysicist, Alex Filippenko, to visit the campus. During the visit, Alex Filippenko delivered a public lecture at the Sunny Hall of the Ying Jie Conference Center on May 8, 2015.

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