Current and Past Visiting Scholars

Visitor Period of stay Research interests
Antonios Tsokaros
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
21 Dec 2017 to 15 Jan 2018 General relativity; numerical relativity; astrophysics; alternative theories of gravity; cosmology; dynamical systems.
Minzhi Kong (孔民芝)
Hebei Normal University
11 Jan 2018 to 14 Jan 2018 AGN evolution and estimation of their central black hole masses
Sherry Suyu
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
13 Dec 2017 to 29 Dec 2017 Cosmology, galaxy formation/evolution, gravitational lensing
Lijing Shao(邵立晶)
Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Bonn Germany
19 Dec 2017 to 23 Dec 2017 Tests of gravity theories, Gravitational waves, Pulsars and neutron stars, Black hole physics, Precision tests of fundamental physics, Bayesian data analysis and statistics
Alain Omont
Institute d'Astrophysique de Paris
10 Dec 2017 to 12 Dec 2017 Atomic physics; Optical pumping; Circumstellar chemistry & dust; AGB stars; High-z dust and molecules; submm galaxies and QSOs.
Kohei Hayashi
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
11 Dec 2017 to 12 Dec 2017 Dark matter distribution of dwarf spheroidal galaxies, formation history of the Milky Way and its satellites, Galactic Archaeology, Numerical simulations
Masami Ouchi
The University of Tokyo
8 Nov 2017 to 17 Nov 2017 Galaxy formation, observational cosmology, deep surveys
Alberto Sesana
University of Birmingham
28 Oct 2017 to 4 Nov 2017 Gravitational waves; Massive black hole (binaries); Stellar dynamics, dense stellar systems; Hyper–velocity stars and the nature and environment of SgrA∗; Gas dynamics and accretion theory; Structure formation and galaxy evolution.
Minjin Kim
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI)
26 Oct 2017 to 31 Oct 2017 Coevolution of black holes and galaxies
Woowon Byun
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI)
26 Oct 2017 to 31 Oct 2017 xtragalactic astronomy; galaxy outskirts, Supermassive black holes, AGNs