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16 August 2017: Documentary explores the history of astronomy in China, Physics World blog post; YouTube documentary release

August 2017: Mira Variable Stars From LAMOST DR4 Data: Emission Features, Temperature Types, and Candidate Selection, Yao Y.H., Liu C., Deng L., de Grijs R., Matsunaga N., 2017, ApJS, accepted for publication; arXiv:1708.04703

8 August 2017: China pioneers in cybersecurity applications, Richard de Grijs, china.org.cn opinion article (editor's pick)

August 2017: Clustering of Local Group distances: publication bias or correlated measurements? V. Galactic rotation constants, de Grijs R., Bono G., 2017, ApJS, submitted for publication

August 2017: The NGC 7742 star cluster luminosity function revisited, de Grijs R., Ma C., 2017, Res. Astron. Astrophys., submitted for publication

4 August 2017: Richard was interviewed by Jingkids magazine: Where do the stars come from?

August 2017: The VMC Survey. XXVIII. The 3D structure of the Small Magellanic Cloud from Classical Cepheids, Ripepi V., Cioni M.-R.L., Moretti M.I., Marconi M., Bekki K., Clementini G., de Grijs R., Emerson J., Groenewegen M.A.T., Ivanov V.D., Molinaro R., Muraveva T., Oliveira J.M., Piatti A.E., Subramanian S. van Loon J.T., 2017, MNRAS, accepted for publication; arXiv:1707.04500

30 July 2017: A policy of open scientific data sharing benefits all, Richard de Grijs, china.org.cn opinion article (editor's pick)

July 2017: AstroTalk: Behind the news headlines of July 2017 (Starbirth and violent death: now directly observable in unprecedented detail), de Grijs R., The Amateur Astronomer, September 2017, in press (in Chinese; English version)

July 2017: The dynamical origin of multiple populations in intermediate-age clusters in the Magellanic Clouds, Hong J., de Grijs R., Askar A., Berczik P., Li C., Wang L., Deng L., Kouwenhoven M.B.N., Giersz M., Spurzem R., 2017, MNRAS, accepted for publication; arXiv:1707.09153

July 2017: The VMC survey. XXVI. Structure of the Small Magellanic Cloud from RR Lyrae stars, Muraveva T., Subramanian S., Clementini G., Cioni M.-R.L., Palmer M., van Loon J.T., Moretti M.I., de Grijs R., Molinaro R., Ripepi V., Marconi M., Emerson J., Ivanov V.D., 2017, MNRAS, submitted for publication

7 July 2017: Richard won a Merit Award for his essay, In China, even the sky is no longer the limit, submitted to the Asian Scientist Writing Prize 2017; photos of the ceremony

July 2017: Our TV documentary, The Science of Heaven, is now available online.

1 July 2017: Richard was honoured to be invited as commencement speaker at the 2017 Graduation Ceremony of the Peking University School of Physics; news item (including full text of the speeches) and video excerpt

June 2017: An unexpected detection of bifurcated blue straggler stars in young globular clusters, Li C., Deng L., de Grijs R., Jiang D., Xin Y., 2017, Nature Astronomy, submitted for publication

June 2017: Our Ministry of Science and Technology-supported five-year National Key Research and Development project on Star Formation and the Interstellar Medium (co-I) has been approved!

June 2017: Toward a self-consistent astronomical distance scale, de Grijs R., Courbin F., Martínez-Vázquez C.E., Monelli M., Oguri M., Suyu S.H., 2017, Space Sci. Rev., accepted for publication; arXiv:1706.07933

June 2017: The Optical--Mid-infrared Extinction Law of the l = 165o Sightline in the Galactic Plane: Diversity of Extinction Law in the Diffuse Interstellar Medium, Wang S., Jiang B.W., Zhao H., Chen X., de Grijs R., 2017, ApJ, submitted for publication

June 2017: Discovery of Extended Main Sequences in Four Young Massive Clusters in the Magellanic Clouds, Li C., de Grijs R., Deng L., Milone A., 2017, ApJ, 844, 119; arXiv:1706.07545

June 2017: The VMC Survey XXVII. Young Stellar Structures in the LMC's Bar Star-Forming Complex, Sun N.-C., de Grijs R., Subramanian S., Bekki K., Bell C.P.M., Cioni M.-R.L., Ivanov V.D., Marconi M., Oliveira J.M., Piatti A.E., Ripepi V., Rubele S., Tatton B.L., van Loon J.T., 2017, ApJ, submitted for publication

4 June 2017: Continuing allegations of research misconduct require system reform, Richard de Grijs, china.org.cn opinion article (editor's pick)

June 2017: Not-so-simple stellar populations in nearby, resolved massive star clusters, de Grijs R., Li C., 2017, Physica Scripta, submitted for publication (review article)

May 2017: AstroTalk: Behind the news headlines of May 2017 (Planetary formation is disks of dust and gas unveiled), de Grijs R., The Amateur Astronomer, July 2017, p. 17 (in Chinese; English version)

May 2017: VISTA Peeks Through the Small Magellanic Cloud's Dusty Veil, ESO/VMC team press release (3 May 2017)

April-June 2017: Richard is spending seven weeks as an Erskine awardee at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand; interview (pdf)

April 2017: Improved Method to Determine the Integrated Properties of Nuclear Rings: NGC 1512, Ma C., de Grijs R., Ho L.C., 2017, ApJS, 230, 14; arXiv:1705.01251

April 2017: Richard was selected as one of three finalists of the 2017 Flame Challenge (written entry), explaining What is Energy? to 21,000 11-year-old school children!

24 April 2017: National Space Day aims to inspire the next generation, Richard de Grijs, china.org.cn opinion article (editor's pick)

19 April 2017: Richard was quoted in a collection of opinions, titled Experts' view on China's cyber security and informatization progress

April 2017: In China, even the sky is no longer the limit, de Grijs R., 2017, submitted to the Asian Scientist Writing Prize 2017

13 April 2017: Migrant children miss out on school coverage, Richard de Grijs, china.org.cn opinion article (editor's pick)

6 April 2017: ORCID Board Elections 2018: Applications and Procedures, de Grijs R., 2017, ORCID Blog post

4 April 2017: Richard was mentioned in an article in 24 heures (in French) announcing the opening of a private Swiss facility by the Fondation Jan Michalski, aimed at supporting authors from around the world; his application was one of 29 proposals selected from around 900 submissions!

April 2017: AstroTalk: Behind the news headlines of March 2017 ("Citizen science" on the rise), de Grijs R., The Amateur Astronomer, May 2017, p. 17 (in Chinese; English version)

3 April 2017: Richard was interviewed by Lion TV for a PBS/NOVA documentary, Secrets of China's Forbidden City, on Ming-era astronomy, belief systems, and instrumentation at Beijing's Ancient Observatory

April 2017: We are hiring a postdoctoral researcher in time-domain astrophysics in Galactic open clusters; application deadline: 30 April 2017

April 2017: The VMC survey - XXIII. Model fitting of light and radial velocity curves of Small Magellanic Cloud classical Cepheids, Marconi M., Molinaro R., Ripepi V., Cioni M.-R.L., Clementini G., Moretti M.I., Ragosta F., de Grijs R., Groenewegen M.A.T., Ivanov V.D., 2017, MNRAS, 466, 3206; arXiv:1612.04650

22 March 2017: Chinese government strongly supports high-level expert advice, Richard de Grijs, china.org.cn opinion article (editor's pick)

18 March 2017: Latest public screening of our documentary, The Science of Heaven, in Tianjin; news report

3 March 2017: A political 'perfect storm' may boost international talent recruitment, Richard de Grijs, china.org.cn opinion article (editor's pick); Chinese version

March 2017: Young star clusters in circumnuclear starburst rings, de Grijs R., Ma C., Jia S., Ho L.C., Anders P., 2017, MNRAS, 465, 2820; arXiv:1610.09125

February 2017: Elsevier has announced that Richard de Grijs is among the "most highly cited Chinese scholars in 2016", a list of 1700 names (118 in physics, astronomy and planetary science) that includes 90 faculty members at Peking University

February 2017: Richard has been awarded an all-inclusive writing residency by the Fondation Jan Michalski to finish his historical monograph, Time and Time Again, in August 2017

19 February 2017: Food for thought and nourishment in Beijing, de Grijs R., Institute of Physics/IOP Life blog

19 February 2017: US universities alarmed at declining Chinese graduate enrollments, Richard de Grijs, china.org.cn opinion article (editor's pick)

February 2017: Measure of the Heart: Santorio Santorio and the Pulsilogium, de Grijs R., Vuillermin D., 2017, Hektoen Int'l, Winter 2017, Moments in History; arXiv:1702.05211

6 February 2017: How Chinese universities can achieve world-class status, Richard de Grijs, china.org.cn opinion article (editor's pick)

February 2017: Richard was interviewed for a news story in Physics World on China's next-generation space missions

February 2017: The VMC Survey XXII. Hierarchical star formation in the 30 Doradus-N158-N159-N160 star-forming complex, Sun N.-C., de Grijs R., Subramanian S., Cioni M.-R.L., Rubele S., Bekki K., Ivanov V., Piatti A.E., Ripepi V., 2017, ApJ, 835, 171; arXiv:1611.06508

February 2017: AstroTalk: Behind the news headlines of January 2017 (Pulsars--enigmatic objects that remain as mysterious as when they were first discovered...), de Grijs R., The Amateur Astronomer, March 2017, p. 16 (in Chinese; English version)

28 January 2017: Top-level international talent recruitment remains challenging, Richard de Grijs, china.org.cn opinion article (editor's pick)

January 2017: The VMC Survey XXIV: Signatures of tidally stripped stellar populations from the inner Small Magellanic Cloud, Subramanian S., Rubele S., Sun N.-C., Girardi L., de Grijs R., van Loon J.T., Cioni M.-R.L., Piatti A.E., Bekki K., Emerson J.P., Ivanov V.D., Kerber L., Marconi M., Ripepi V., Tatton B.L., 2016, MNRAS, 467, 2980; arXiv:1701.05722

January 2017: The radial distributions of the two main-sequence components in the young massive star cluster NGC 1856, Li C., de Grijs R., Deng L., Milone A. P., 2017, ApJ, 834, 156; arXiv:1611.04659

15 January 2017: Third screening of our documentary, The Science of Heaven, in Shanghai; event invitation, advertisement; news report; SHAO news

13 January 2017: Science and innovation awards honor key achievements, Richard de Grijs, china.org.cn opinion article (editor's pick)

January 2017: Star clusters: Anything but simple (News and Views), de Grijs R., 2017, Nature Astronomy, 1, 0011; arXiv:1701.00053

January 2017: New open cluster Cepheids in the VVV survey tightly constrain near-infrared period-luminosity relations, Chen X., de Grijs R., Deng L., 2017, MNRAS, 464, 1119; arXiv:1609.05440

January 2017: AstroTalk: Behind the news headlines of November 2016 (Pure water in a Japanese mine offers clues to the nature of supernova explosions), de Grijs R., The Amateur Astronomer, January 2017, p. 26 (in Chinese; English version)

29 December 2016: China's potential as a mature spacefaring nation, Richard de Grijs, china.org.cn opinion article (editor's pick)

25 December 2016: China's research regulators step up efforts, Richard de Grijs, china.org.cn opinion article (editor's pick)

16 December 2016: Richard has been elected to serve as independent "researcher" on the ORCID Board of Directors from 1 January 2017 for a three-year term.

12 December 2016: Richard was featured in a news story relating high-level discussions about the development of postdoctoral systems (in Chinese); photo series

December 2016: China as a destination for international postdoctoral researchers, de Grijs R., 2016, in: Proc. Int'l Symp. on Postdoctoral Systems, p. 149 (Chinese: p. 49), 10-12 December 2016, Zhuhai (Guangdong), China; download

December 2016: The VMC survey. XXV. Identification of quasars from their near-infrared variability properties, Hempel M., Ivanov V.D., Cioni M.-R., Piatti A.E., de Grijs R., van Loon J.T., Ripepi V., 2017, A&A, submitted for publication

November 2016: Variability in the Milky Way: Contact binaries as diagnostic tools, de Grijs R., Chen X., Deng, L., 2017, in: The non-stable Universe: Energetic sources, activity phenomena and evolutionary processes, eds Mickaelian A., Harutyunian H., Nikoghosyan E., Byurakan (Armenia), September 2016, ASP Conf. Ser., 511, 23; arXiv:1611.08409

News from previous years: 2016; 2015; 2014; 2013

Networking and Development

+ Star cluster group meetings at the KIAA: Fridays, 10:30-11:30, KIAA 1st-floor meeting room; Vox Charta

+ International Astronomical Union Commission H4 (Star clusters and associations)

+ LinkedIn View Richard de Grijs's LinkedIn profile ; ORCID

+ AuthorAid

+ Understanding Science Beijing

+ Science and Development Network

+ IAU Office of Astronomy for Development

+ MyIOP at the Institute of Physics; IOP coordinators

+ NANC (Netherlands Alumni Network in China)