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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.

Kohei Inayoshi Awarded "Young Astronomer Prize of 2021"

Sat, 2022-01-29   Prof. Kohei Inayoshi at KIAA is awarded the "Young Astronomer Prize of 2021" from the Astronomical Society of Japan for his research on “theoretical studies for the formation and evolution of massive black holes”.

World-wide radio telescope network strengthens evidence for signal that may hint at ultra-low frequency gravitational

Wed, 2022-01-12  The International Pulsar Timing Array (IPTA), a team of astronomers and astrophysics from several collaborations from around the world, has recently announced the results of a comprehensive search for low-frequency gravitational waves (GWs) in their most recen

AAS Names 23 New Fellows for 2022

Thu, 2022-01-06  The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is honoring 23 members, including Prof. Luis Ho, Director of KIAA at Peking University, for extraordinary achievement and service by naming them AAS Fellows.

KIAA/DoA Postdoc Science Days 2021

Tue, 2021-12-28  The annual “KIAA/DoA Postdoc Science Days” took place on December 22-23 at the KIAA Auditorium.  The Postdoc Science Days is an in-house conference for postdoctoral researchers to share their research with all members of PKU astronomy.

KIAA Holds 2021 Governing Board Meeting

Fri, 2021-12-10  The KIAA Governing Board welcomes new chair Ru Huang, Vice President of Peking University. Prof. Huang replaces Prof. Qihuang Gong, Executive Vice President of Peking University, who provided strong oversight during his term. The Governing Board also welcomes

KIAA Postdocs win PKU Outstanding Postdoc Award, Boya Fellowship

Tue, 2021-12-07  KIAA postdoc Yu Qiu won a PKU Outstanding Postdoc Award, while incoming postdoc Lin Wang won the PKU Boya Fellowship.

Gregory Herczeg Interviewed by the AAS Journals

Tue, 2021-11-23  Gregory Herczeg was invited by the American Astronomical Society (AAS) for an interview with the Senior Lead Editor of the AAS Journals, Prof. Frank Timmes.