Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars

Visitor Period of stay Research interests

Marek Abramowicz

12 May 2024 to 19 May 2024 Prof. Marek Abramowicz earned his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Warsaw University. After that he worked for several years at Stanford University and University of Texas at Austin. Later, for more than a decade, he collaborated closely with Dennis Sciama, first at Oxford University and then at the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste. For twenty years he was a member of the Academic Board at the Salam's International Centre of Theoretical Physics in Trieste. In 1990-1994 he was professor of astrophysics at Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics in Copenhagen. He was the Chair professor of Astrophysics at Göteborg University and Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden for many year. Now he is a professor at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Science, and a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. His main field of research is theory of black hole accretion disks. Together with collaborators he discovered and/or developed models of Polish Doughnuts, Slim disks, ADAFs, magnetically arrested disks (MAD). The well-known model of slim accretion disk has been considered as one of the foundations of understanding the formation and growth of supermassive black holes.

Minjin KIM

24 February 2024 to 25 February 2024 I am an associate professor in Department of Astronomy and Atmospheric Sciences at Kyungpook National University. My main research interests are the physical properties of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) and their host galaxies,  and the evolution of nearby galaxies. I am also involved in SPHEREx space mission.

Past Visiting Scholars

Visitor Period of stay Research interests
Congyao Zhang
Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA)
2 Sep 2019 to 10 Sep 2019 large-scale structure, galaxy cluster, and cosmology
Xin Wang
University of California
30 Aug 2019 Xin studies how gas flows, star formation and galactic feedback influence the cycle of baryons and metals as a key ingredient to the chemo-structural evolution of high-redshift galaxies using diffraction-limited spatially-resolved spectroscopy.
Se-Heon Oh
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Sejong University
23 Jul 2019 to 6 Aug 2019 • Galaxy dynamics and its link to star formation • Observational radio astronomy • Galaxy surveys with SKA pathfinders
Jim Fuller
California Institute of Technology
12 Jul 2019
Re’em Sari
The Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
12 Jul 2019 to 16 Jul 2019 cosmological gamma-ray bursts and their afterglow, as well as dynamical issues in planet formation and their orbital evolution
Zoltan Haiman
Columbia University
2 Jul 2019 to 8 Jul 2019 Binary Black Holes and Gravitational Wave Astronomy;Cosmology and Large Scale Structures;Structure Formation in the Early Universe
Miao Li
Flatiron Institute
1 Jul 2019 to 6 Jul 2019 Li’s research focuses on understanding how galaxies form and evolve, in particular on how the small-scale feedback from stars regulates galaxy formation.
Ana Bonaca
Harvard University
27 Jun 2019 to 30 Jun 2019 Tidal disruption of Galactic satellites and buildup of its stellar halo, global mapping of dark matter in the Milky Way and searches for low-mass dark matter subhalos
Masaru Shibata
Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut)
25 Jun 2019 to 2 Jul 2019
Kazumi Kashiyama
University of Tokyo
23 Jun 2019 to 27 Jun 2019 black holes, neutron stars, white dwarfs, multi-messenger astronomy