New Insights into High-Energy Astrophysics, Galaxies, and Cosmology—Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Re-establishment of the Department of Astronomy at Xiamen University (2012–2022)

A special issue of Universe (ISSN 2218-1997).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 66

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Department of Astronomy, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian 361005, China
Interests: formation and evolution of galaxies; extragalactic astronomical observation; the large-scale structure of the universe

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Department of Astronomy, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
Interests: accretion disks; searching for stellar-mass black holes; X-ray binaries; AGN; fast radio bursts; gamma-ray bursts

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Department of Astronomy, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China
Interests: black hole accretion and time-domain astronomy

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1. Institute for Astronomy, School of Physics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
2. Center for Cosmology and Computational Astrophysics, Institute for Advanced Study in Physics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China
Interests: exoplanet; planet formation; planet dynamics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Department of Astronomy at Xiamen University, one of the earliest in modern Chinese history, was founded by Prof. Ching-Sung Yu in 1927. However, the department was suspended after Dr. Yu became the Director of the Astronomical Research Institute at Academia Sinica in 1929. In 2000, after Prof. Ju-fu Lu joined Xiamen University, the astronomy program began to flourish. His efforts attracted a strong team of researchers, leading to the official re-establishment of the Department of Astronomy in 2012. Today, the department’s primary research areas include compact objects and high-energy astrophysics, galaxy formation and evolution, and cosmology.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Department of Astronomy, we are pleased to present this Special Issue, which aims to summarize and provide perspectives on the department’s current and future research. We have invited our colleagues and alumni to contribute reviews and research papers, compiling their work into this comprehensive volume. The scope of this Special Issue covers a wide range of topics, including multi-messenger time-domain astronomy, exoplanets and compact objects, galaxy formation and evolution, high-energy astrophysics, large-scale structures, and cosmology. We hope this collection will highlight the significant advancements and ongoing research within our department and inspire future discoveries in the field of astronomy.

Prof. Dr. Taotao Fang
Prof. Dr. Weimin Gu
Prof. Dr. Tong Liu
Prof. Dr. Beibei Liu
Guest Editors

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  • compact objects
  • exoplanets
  • interstellar medium
  • galaxies
  • active galactic nuclei
  • cosmology
  • large-scale structures
  • time-domain astronomy

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