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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,

NGPS passed pre-ship international review and technical tests

Thu, 2023-07-20  NGPS, an optical spectrograph jointly developed by Peking University, the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology of CAS, and the California Institute of Technology

PKUers finds Key Evidence for Existence of Nanohertz Gravitational Waves

Thu, 2023-06-29  A group of Chinese scientists has recently found key evidence for the existence of nanohertz gravitational waves, marking a new era in nanohertz gravitational wave research. The research was based on pulsar timing observations carried out with the Five-hundred

Starlight and the First Black Holes: Researchers Probe the Relationship Between the Black Holes and the Host Galaxies

Thu, 2023-06-29  ​New images from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have revealed, for the first time, starlight from two massive galaxies hosting actively growing black holes – quasars – seen less than a billion years after the Big Bang. The black holes have masses are

Astronomers image winds from the terrestrial planet forming region of a nearby disk

Mon, 2023-06-19  In an article in Nature Astronomy published on June 19, a team of international astronomers, led by Purple Mountain Observatory (PMO) and Kavli Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University (PKU/KIAA), reported the highest resolution images ever

Dr. Kai Wang awarded best oral presentation at the 25th Guoshoujing Symposium

Mon, 2023-05-29  Dr. Kai Wang and five other presenters from other institutes were selected for best oral presentations at the 25th Chinese Astronomical Society Guoshoujing Symposium on Galaxies and Cosmology.  

Mini Workshop on Compact Objects and Gravitational Waves held at KIAA

Sun, 2023-05-07  A one-day workshop on the topic of compact objects and gravitational waves was recently held on 2023 April 19. Over 30 undergraduates, PhDs, postdocs and faculty members participated in the event, with a special guest, Prof. Ian Jones, visiting from the Univer