Current and Past Visiting Scholars

Visitor Period of stay Research interests
Katsuaki Asano
Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, the University of Tokyo
3 Nov 2019 to 9 Nov 2019 Supernovae, producing shock waves propagating in the interstellar medium. Highly magnetized rotating neutron stars, releasing their rotation energy as relativistic electron–positron outflows. Super massive black holes in the center of galaxies, launching relativistic jets. Gamma-ray bursts, very energetic explosions at the deaths of massive stars. Binary neutron stars, emitting gravitational waves, destined to eventually merge. Relativistic particles, accelerated in such sites. Cosmic rays, electromagnetic radiation, and neutrinos, travelling in space.
Pau Amaro-Seoane
Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
13 Oct 2019 to 25 Oct 2019 stellar dynamics, LIGO/Virgo/LISA black holes, data analysis and gravitational-wave search algorithms, planetesimal dynamics, scalar fields and collisional dark matter, and GPU computing
Nobunari Kashikawa
Tokyo University
21 Oct 2019 to 25 Oct 2019 distant galaxy, the first galaxy, early black hole, protocluster, galaxy formation, galaxy evolution, structure formation, early universe, reionization, large-scale sructure
Jarrod Hurley
Swinburne University of Technology
7 Oct 2019 to 18 Oct 2019 Globular Clusters; GPU and advanced HPC algorithms; Dynamical systems; Advanced Statistics and Big Data; Galaxy Formation; Scientific Computing and Visualisation; Star and Planet Formation
Robert Williams
University of California-Santa Cruz
17 Oct 2019 novae and other transients
Qizhou Zhang
Harvard-smithsonian center for astrophysics (cfa)
13 Oct 2019 to 17 Oct 2019 Very early stage of cluster formation Magnetic fields and dust polarization Dynamical collapse of molecular cloud cores Disks around young stars HII regions Masers Molecular outflows
Jinyi Shangguan
Max-Planck Institute
25 Sep 2019 to 7 Oct 2019 infrared interferometric observations of AGNs
Li Jiangtao
University of Michigan
23 Sep 2019 to 24 Sep 2019 Multi-wavelength observations of the circum-galactic medium (CGM) of nearby galaxies; High redshift universe (quasars, CGM, IGM).
Ryosuke Hirai
Waseda University
18 Sep 2019 to 20 Sep 2019 Binary Stars;Numerical Techniques
Congyao Zhang
Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA)
2 Sep 2019 to 10 Sep 2019 large-scale structure, galaxy cluster, and cosmology

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