Current and Past Visiting Scholars

Visitor Period of stay Research interests
Kohei Ichikawa
Tohoku University
13 Nov 2018 to 16 Nov 2018 AGN, black holes
Yanfei Jiang
University of California, Santa Barbara
1 Nov 2018 to 13 Nov 2018 High energy astrophysics; black hole; galaxy evolution and structures; AGN/Stellar/Cosmic Ray feedbacks...
James Aird
University of Leicester
1 Nov 2018 to 4 Nov 2018 The evolution of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) and their co-evolution with galaxies; statistical studies using large X-ray and multiwavelength surveys; the Athena X-ray observatory.
Wei Zhu
University of Toronto
28 Oct 2018 to 2 Nov 2018 research interests include both theoretical and observational aspects of astrophysics, with a focus on exoplanets
Alain Omont
Institute d'Astrophysique de Paris
28 Oct 2018 to 1 Nov 2018 Atomic physics; Optical pumping; Circumstellar chemistry & dust; AGB stars; High-z dust and molecules; submm galaxies and QSOs.
Piero Madau
University of California Santa Cruz
15 Oct 2018 to 29 Oct 2018 Dr. Madau has pioneered many areas that later developed into staples of standard modern cosmology. His tools range from pencil-and-paper to the most ambitious cosmological N-body and hydrodynamical simulations.
Alberto Sesana
University of Birmingham
7 Oct 2018 to 25 Oct 2018 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.
Cristina Romero-Canizales
Nucleo de Astronomia, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
23 Sep 2018 to 21 Oct 2018 Radio/mm studies of interacting/merging galaxies Galaxy evolution and star formation Tidal Disruption Events at high angular resolution Astronomical masers
Scott Tremaine
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
8 Oct 2018 to 11 Oct 2018 comets, the solar system, exoplanets, star clusters, black holes, galaxies, and cosmology
Emiko Hiyama
Kyushu Univeristy
9 Sep 2018 to 1 Oct 2018 Particle/Nuclear/Cosmic ray/Astro physics