Current and Past Visiting Scholars

Visitor Period of stay Research interests
Dong Lai
Cornell University
1 Apr 2018 to 6 Apr 2018 Theoretical astrophysics: exoplanets, compact objects
Peter Mészáros
The Pennsylvania State University
25 Mar 2018 to 30 Mar 2018 Gamma-ray bursts, Neutrino astrophysiCosmology, Cosmic Rays, Gravitational waves, Neutron stars
David Buckley
South African Astronomical Observatory
24 Mar 2018 to 28 Mar 2018 Compact accreting binary stars including X-ray binaries and cataclysmic variables, particularly magnetic systems
HAN Zhanwen
The Yunnan Observatories
21 Mar 2018 to 22 Mar 2018 (1)Binary Population Synthesis (i.e. the BPS Theory) (2) Stellar Evolution (3) Binary Evolution (4) Peculiar Stars(5) Evolutionary Population Synthesis (6) Far-UV Excess of Early-type Galaxies
Yifu CAI
University of Science and Technology of China
12 Mar 2018 to 13 Mar 2018 Bounce cosmology, CMB tests on inflation models, dark energy, cyclic universe, cosmic strings, and black hole physics.​ 
Ray Carlberg
University of Toronto
4 Mar 2018 to 7 Mar 2018 N-body modelling, galactic dynamics, cosmology
European Southern Observatory (ESO)
22 Jan 2018 to 23 Jan 2018 high-mass star formation, infrared dark clouds, interstellar filaments, submm/mm/cm interferometric observations
Daniel Ceverino 
Zentrum für Astronomie der Universität Heidelberg, Institut für Theoretische Astrophysik, Germany
22 Jan 2018 to 23 Jan 2018 computational cosmology: N-body+hydro simulations of galaxy formation and evolution
Dandan XU
 Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical studies
18 Jan 2018 to 19 Jan 2018 Gravitational lensing, galaxy formation, Cosmology.
Kohei Inayoshi
Columbia University
17 Jan 2018 to 18 Jan 2018 Astrophysics, Black holes, First stars, Gravitational wave