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PKU astronomers discover nearly 200 new quasars behind the Galactic plane

Mon, 2022-08-08  An international research team led by astronomers from Peking University has identified 204 quasars behind the Galactic plane, 191 of which are new discoveries, using five optical telescopes in China, USA, and Australia. The new research, recently published in

PKU Astronomy hosts JWST Hackathon

Fri, 2022-07-22  PKU Astronomy Postdocs Juan Molina and Masafusa Onoue organized a 2 day hackathon on July 19-20 at Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics to learn about data from the powerful new James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).  

Summer Science Day Held at KIAA

Fri, 2022-07-15  KIAA and DoA hosted Summer Science Day on Thursday, July 14 to discuss recent results. The Science Day featured presentations from 19 different postdoctors and PhD students, on topics that included gravitational waves, fast radio bursts, galaxy formation, and

Ruobing Dong Visits KIAA

Mon, 2022-07-11  Prof. Ruobing Dong will visit KIAA as a Kavli Visiting Scholar from July 11.

Work Shift in Summer Vacation

Fri, 2022-07-08  

PKU Astronomy Graduates Receive Prestigious Awards

Fri, 2022-07-01  The 2022 Commencement Ceremony of the School of Physics was held in the Centennial Hall of Peking University on June 27. From the Department of Astronomy, 19 students were awarded a bachelor’s degree and 14 students were awarded a PhD. The list of outstandi

Call for Registration of "CSST Summer School of Galaxy Sciences"

Mon, 2022-06-27  The summer school is mainly for graduate students, senior undergraduates, postdocs and young scholars. Some experts will be invited to talk on CSST data, Extragalactic photometry and image processing, spectral analysis and slitless spectroscopy. Hands-on train

What Reionized the Universe?

Fri, 2022-06-17  A team of astronomers, led by Professor Linhua Jiang at the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics and School of Physics at Peking University, has revealed that distant quasars or galactic nuclei with actively growing supermassive black holes made a ne

Astronomers reveal first image of the black hole at the heart of our galaxy

Fri, 2022-05-13  Astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy. This result provides overwhelming evidence that the object is indeed a black hole and yields valuable clues about the workings of such giants, w

Former PKU PhD student Feng Long awarded Sagan Fellowship

Mon, 2022-03-28  Former PKU PhD student Feng Long won a prestigious Sagan Fellow, part of the NASA Hubble Fellowship program, to study protoplanetary disks at University of Arizona.
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