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Delegation of Kavli Foundation visits PKU

JUN . 14 2015
Peking University, June 14, 2015: On June 10, 2015, PKU President Lin Jianhua and Vice President Wang Jie met with Prof. Robert Conn, President of Kavli Foundation, and Dr. Miyong Chun, Executive Vice President of Kavli Foundation at Administrative Building, Peking University.

In the meeting, both sides expressed satisfaction towards the promising prospect of Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University (KIAA-PKU) in recent years. They also agreed upon providing more support for KIAA-PKU. Later, Prof. Robert Conn gave a commemorative medal to President Lin Jianhua as a gift.

Prof. Robert Conn and PKU President Lin Jianhua

On June 8, the delegation of Kavli Foundation visited PKU Educational Foundation, and expressed gratitude towards its support on operation and management of Kavli Investment Foundation, and they also looked forward to further cooperation.

President of Kavli Foundation visits PKU Educational Foundation

On June 6, PKU Vice President Wang Jie met with Dr. Miyoung Chun and Dr. Christopher Martin, who are in charge of scientific section in Kavli Foundation. They discussed issues about establishing International Board of Directors for KIAA.

Director Luis C. Ho and Associate Director X.-B of the KIAA-PKU also attended the meetings.

Background Info:

The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (
KIAA) is jointly supported by Peking University and an endowment made possible by a generous gift from the Kavli Foundation, USA. KIAA was established in June, 2006 and started operation in 2007. KIAA's mission is to establish an international center of excellence in astronomy and astrophysics that promotes the development of basic astrophysical research.Kavli Foundation has donated to help establish 17 institutes in universities and research institutes around the world, and these institutes mainly focus on research of astrophysics, theoretical physics, nanotechnology and neurology.

Written by: Xiao Yunyun
Edited by: Li Ruiqi
PKU News (Chinese)