Current and Past Visiting Scholars

Visitor Period of stay Research interests
Sarah Bird
Shanghai Astronomical Observatory
18 May 2015 to 22 May 2015 Galactic halos, galactic kinematics, stellar populations
Mark Thompson
University of Hertfordshire
6 May 2015 to 10 May 2015 Massive star formation and JCMT observations
Alex Lazarian
University of Wisconsin-Madison
3 May 2015 to 9 May 2015 MHD Theory; Interstellar Dust; Interstellar Turbulence; Circumstellar Regions and Comets; Molecular Clouds
Doug Johnstone
28 Apr 2015 to 8 May 2015 Star formation; molecular clouds; pre-stellar cores; protostars; circumstellar disks
Alex Filippenko
UC Berkeley
7 May 2015 to 8 May 2015 Supernovae, active galaxies, black holes, gamma-ray bursts, and the expansion of the Universe
Chengze Liu
Shanghai Jiaotong University
7 Apr 2015 to 9 Apr 2015 Stellar populations, galaxies
Tom Abel
27 Mar 2015 to 31 Mar 2015 Computational cosmology; first stars
Hsiao-Wen Chen
14 Mar 2015 to 30 Mar 2015 Observational extragalactic astronomy, galaxy-intergalactic medium connection, quasar absorption lines, gamma-ray burst afterglows
Fred Lo
28 Mar 2015 to 30 Mar 2015 Interacting galaxies, dwarf galaxies, megamasers, Galactic center
Yulong Zhuang
Yunnan National Astronomical Observatory
27 Jan 2015 to 6 Feb 2015 Star cluster dynamics, stellar populations, N-body simulations