Current and Past Visiting Scholars

Visitor Period of stay Research interests
Mats Carlsson
Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, Oslo
10 Dec 2018 Solar Physics Stellar atmosphere modeling Radiation magnetohydrodynamics Space projects
Victor Debattista
University of Central Lancashire
17 Nov 2018 to 24 Nov 2018 computational study of the formation and dynamics of galaxies
Chris Belczynski
Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center
19 Nov 2018 to 24 Nov 2018 • Stellar and binary evolution • Formation of compact objects • Physics of Gravitational-wave sources • Progenitors Gamma-ray bursts • Populations of Galactic and extragalactic X-ray binaries • Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Yuan-Sen Ting
NASA Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow
17 Nov 2018 to 21 Nov 2018 • Formation and evolution of the Milky Way • Galactic archaeology • Near-field cosmology • Chemical tagging • Galactic dynamics • Stellar atmosphere and spectra • Stellar populations
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.

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