• Exoplanets & Planet Formation Workshop 2023 held in Yanqing

    Exoplanets & Planet Formation Workshop 2023 held in Yanqing

    27 12月 2023

    The Exoplanets & Planet Formation Workshop 2023, or EPF2023 for short, was held in Yanqing District, Beijing between December 16 and 19. This conference was hosted by the Department of Astronomy at Tsinghua University and attended by about 130 people from all around the world.Group photo of EPF2023 participantsExoplanets and planet formation have become one of the fastest growing fields in astr...

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  • A workshop on galaxy formation and cosmology held

    A workshop on galaxy formation and cosmology held

    15 11月 2023

    The Department of Astronomy at Tsinghua University held a one-day workshop on November 15, 2023 focused on galaxy formation and cosmology. The event was part of the National Natural Science Foundation's Innovative Research Group project on "Galactic Structure, Formation, and Evolution." Attendees included Mr. He Cheng, Director of the National Natural Science Foundation's Division of Astronomy,...

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  • The 2023 Department Strategic Meeting held

    The 2023 Department Strategic Meeting held

    15 9月 2023

    On September 14, 2023, the annual strategic meeting of the Department of Astronomy was held at the Faculty Development Center of Tsinghua University. Fourteen faculty members attended the meeting, and Academician Li Tipei was also invited. The participants had extensive discussions on the challenges and opportunities faced by the Department, the faculty recruitment, student training, computing ...

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  • Accreting Planets Leave Chemical Footprints in Protoplanetary Disks

    Accreting Planets Leave Chemical Footprints in Protoplanetary Disks

    28 8月 2023

    Protoplanetary disks serve as the cradles of planet formation, often revealing captivating features such as bright rings and dark gaps in both dust continuum and gas emission maps. These features have traditionally been attributed planets, which shape the disk by gap-opening and altering its rotation profiles, effects that can potentially be observed.A new study led by Tsinghua Department of As...

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  • Honorary Appointment Ceremony for Distinguished Visiting Professor Puragra Guha Thakurta

    Honorary Appointment Ceremony for Distinguished Visiting Professor Puragra Guha Thakurta

    07 6月 2023

    With the COVID panedemic over, the number of international visitors to Tsinghua DOA has visibly increased in 2023. On June 6, we welcomed the arrival of Prof. Puragra Guha Thakurta (UC Santa Cruz), and held a ceremony for his distinguished visiting professorship at Tsinghua over the next three years; He will play active roles in scientific collaborations, student supervisions and public outreac...

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  • Direct Imaging of Gas Recycling around a Massive Galaxy 11 Billion Years Ago

    Direct Imaging of Gas Recycling around a Massive Galaxy 11 Billion Years Ago

    05 5月 2023

    Galaxies are the birthplace of most stars and black holes. However, scientists are still debating, how galaxies accrete the fuel to sustain their growth and how they in turn pollute their environment with elements heavier than helium. An international team led by Prof. Zheng Cai at Tsinghua University has now directly observed the neighborhood of a massive galaxy in the early Universe. They fin...

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