Director, Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
Luis C. Ho was educated at Harvard University (1990), obtained his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley (1995), and was Staff Astronomer at the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science (1998-2013). In 2014, he moved to China to become Director of the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University, where he is University Chair Professor. Ho is an expert in observational astronomy, using the most forefront telescopes on the ground and in space, from radio to X-ray energies, to study the physics of active galaxies, search for supermassive black holes, and investigate their diverse relation to galaxy formation and evolution. His research has resulted in over 500 publications. He is the deputy editor of the Astrophysics Journal Letters. Ho has been actively involved in the development of astronomy throughout China and East Asia, including the planning of current and future telescopes and facilities.