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A wobbling magnetised star challenges the origin of repeating fast radio bursts

Mon, 2024-04-08  An international research team led by Gregory Desvignes from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, used the Effelsberg and Jodrell Bank radio telescopes to observe the precessing magnetar XTE J1810-197 — a highly magnetised and ultra-

Dynamic View of Mass Assembly in Massive Protocluster Formation and Evolution

Tue, 2024-03-12  Combining ALMA observations and single-dish observations including Atacama Pathfinder Experiment telescope (APEX) in Chile and James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) in Hawaii, Fengwei Xu, a fourth-year Ph.D. student under the supervision of Prof. Ke Wang at the

Signing Ceremony of PKU - CWNU EAST Collaboration Agreement and Workshop on the Science Objectives of EAST held at KIA

Fri, 2024-03-01  On 29 February 2024, the Signing Ceremony of the Peking University (PKU)- China West Normal University (CWNU) Expandable Aperture Segmented Telescope (EAST) Project Collaboration Agreement and the Workshop on the Scientific Objectives of EAST were held at KIAA

PKU Astronomy Holds the "Galaxies and Quasars" NSFC Innovative Research Group Project Summary Meeting

Fri, 2024-01-19  On January 18, 2024, the summary meeting of the "Galaxies and Quasars" NSFC Innovative Research Group Project was held at KIAA. More than 40 leaders, experts, project members and faculty from NSFC, PKU, and other universities and institutes attended the meetin

NAOC and KIAA Signed the Collaboration Agreement

Fri, 2023-12-08  On December 6, 2023, NAOC and KIAA signed a Collaboration Agreement to strengthen research ties. The Signing Ceremony and first meeting of the Advisory Expert Group were both held at NAOC.

KIAA hosted the 2023 Annual Conference on Molecular Clouds and Star Formation

Mon, 2024-01-08  ​The 2023 Annual Conference on Molecular Clouds and Star Formation (SF2023) was held in Chongqing during October 26-31, 2023. The conference was hosted by KIAA at Peking University, and co-hosted by Chongqing University and Chongqing Astronomical Society.

PKU Astronomers Reveal the Formation of Dense Dwarf Galaxy ‘Fossils’

Thu, 2023-11-09  An international team of astronomers using the Canada-France-Hawaiʻi Telescope (CFHT), Gemini North telescope (Gemini North), Hubble Space Telescope (HST), and Case Western Reserve University's Burrell Schmidt Telescope, have captured the eroding remains of m

KIAA’s First Meeting Room Was Renamed as the Shu Qi Meeting Room

Tue, 2023-09-19  In order to express our gratitude to Dr. Shu Qi’s strong support to PKU astronomy, KIAA decided to rename the newly renovated first meeting room as the Shu Qi Meeting Room.

The Interaction between AGN and Starburst Activity as Viewed with JWST

Wed, 2023-08-30  With excellent sensitivity and spatial and spectral resolutions, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) presents an unprecedented opportunity to promote our understanding of the evolutionary processes of galaxies. Taking advantage of a recently available set of

PKU Astronomers Sheds Light on Evolutionary Paths of Supermassive Black Holes and Their Host Galaxies

Fri, 2023-08-18  A new paper entitled “Evolutionary Paths of Active Galactic Nuclei and Their Host Galaxies” published on 17 August 2023 in Nature Astronomy provides critical new insights on the co-evolution of supermassive black holes and their host galaxies. The research,