Biographical Note of Professor Luis C HO

Professor Luis C. Ho studied physics and astronomy as an undergraduate at Harvard University and obtained his PhD in astronomy from the University of California, Berkeley. He was Staff Astronomer for 15 years at the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science, before moving to China to serve as the Director of the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics and University Chair Professor at Peking University. He serves on numerous national and international advisory committees, and has been actively involved in helping to develop astronomy throughout China and East Asia, including the planning of current and future large telescopes and instruments.

Professor Ho’s research uses a range of observational techniques to investigate the physics of active galaxies, massive black holes, black hole-galaxy coevolution, galaxy structure, extragalactic star formation, and the interstellar medium.