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Luis C. Ho Elected as a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Thu, 2023-04-20  Luis C. Ho, Director of KIAA and Chair Professor of Peking University, has been elected as a new member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS).

2023 Postdoc Science Day

Fri, 2023-03-24  The postdoc science day was held on Wednesday, Mar. 22. This annual event provides an opportunity for postdocs to communicate their research interests, recent advances, and future plans, while also promoting discussions and potential collaborations among postd

The giant binary black hole in OJ 287 is “slimmed” by the latest observations

Thu, 2023-02-23  An international research group including Professor Fukun Liu at The Department of Astronomy and The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics of Peking University in Beijing, China, presents important new results on the active galaxy OJ 287, based on the

KIAA welcomes Dr. Fangzhou Jiang (姜方周) as a new faculty member

Mon, 2023-02-20  Dr. Jiang obtained his PhD from Yale University in 2016. He was a Troesh Scholar at California Institute of Technology and a Joint Theory Fellow at the Carnegie Observatories from 2020 to 2023, and an Israeli Planning-and-Budget-Committee Fellow at the Hebrew

PhD Student Zhuokai Liu wins Kavli Institute Images Contest

Mon, 2023-01-09  Peking University PhD student Zhuokai Liu won the inaugural Vision of Science contest, awarded by the Kavli Foundation to five images from researchers at the 20 Kavli Institutes.

Black hole-neutron star mergers as the origin of GRB 211211-like long-duration gamma-ray bursts

Tue, 2022-12-13  Recently, Peking University PhD student Jinping Zhu, advised by Prof. Zhuo Li, showed that a peculiar class of long-lasting gamma-ray bursts, like GRB 211211, which lack bright supernova counterparts but are associated with candidate kilonova, can indeed origi

Lijing Shao awarded as an Alibaba DAMO Academy Young Fellow

Mon, 2022-10-31  This fellowship is awarded to Prof. Shao for his contributions in proposing new tests of gravity theories, leading to significant advances in our understanding of the fundamental physical laws.

Dr. Rui Xu won the Galaxies 2022 Best Paper Award

Thu, 2022-09-22  Using a simple gravity model that breaks Lorentz symmetry in the Standard-Model Extension framework, Rui Xu, Yong Gao, and Lijing Shao from KIAA, found an imprint that deviates from the prediction of general relativity (GR) in the continuous GWs from freely pr

FAST Reveals a Dynamically Evolving Environment Around a Repeating Fast Radio Burst Source

Thu, 2022-09-22  In a Nature paper published on 21 September 2022, the FAST FRB team reported using FAST to monitor FRB 20201124A for about 2 months. They analyzed 1,863 bursts of FRB 20201124A detected by FAST in totally 84-hour observations obtained across 54 days, which is

Kejia Lee Awarded the 2022 XPLORER PRIZE

Thu, 2022-09-15  On September 15, the winners of the 2022 "XPLORER PRIZE" are announced. Kejia Lee, an Associate Professor at Department of Astronomy and Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University is listed among the 50 awardees this year.