Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars

Visitor Period of stay Research interests

Marek Abramowicz

12 May 2024 to 19 May 2024 Prof. Marek Abramowicz earned his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Warsaw University. After that he worked for several years at Stanford University and University of Texas at Austin. Later, for more than a decade, he collaborated closely with Dennis Sciama, first at Oxford University and then at the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste. For twenty years he was a member of the Academic Board at the Salam's International Centre of Theoretical Physics in Trieste. In 1990-1994 he was professor of astrophysics at Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics in Copenhagen. He was the Chair professor of Astrophysics at Göteborg University and Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden for many year. Now he is a professor at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Science, and a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. His main field of research is theory of black hole accretion disks. Together with collaborators he discovered and/or developed models of Polish Doughnuts, Slim disks, ADAFs, magnetically arrested disks (MAD). The well-known model of slim accretion disk has been considered as one of the foundations of understanding the formation and growth of supermassive black holes.

Minjin KIM

24 February 2024 to 25 February 2024 I am an associate professor in Department of Astronomy and Atmospheric Sciences at Kyungpook National University. My main research interests are the physical properties of Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) and their host galaxies,  and the evolution of nearby galaxies. I am also involved in SPHEREx space mission.

Past Visiting Scholars

Visitor Period of stay Research interests
David Ian Jones
University of Southampton
17 Apr 2023 to 25 Apr 2023 Prof Ian Jones is an expert on astrophysical sources of gravitational waves. He is a member of the Gravity Group in the department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Southampton. He is also a member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, where his main focus is the search for continuous sources of gravitational waves, such as spinning or oscillating neutron stars. ​
Song-hu Wang
Yale University
2 Apr 2020 exoplanets/observations
Song Huang
Princeton University
6 Jan 2020 to 11 Jan 2020 galaxies/observations
Wei Zhu
2 Jan 2020 to 9 Jan 2020 Exoplanet, dynamics, gravitational microlensing, stellar-mass black holes.
Hao-Yi Wu
Ohio State University
2 Jan 2020 to 9 Jan 2020 theoretical and experimental cosmology, cosmic acceleration, galaxy clusters, gravitational lensing, cosmological simulations, extragalactic background light, cosmic star-formation history
Miao Li
Flatiron Institute
2 Jan 2020 to 9 Jan 2020 Li’s research focuses on understanding how galaxies form and evolve, in particular on how the small-scale feedback from stars regulates galaxy formation.
Fabo Feng
Carnegie DTM
2 Jan 2020 to 9 Jan 2020 exoplanet, astrostatistics, celestial dynamics, wide binaries, interstellar objects
Suoqing Ji
California Institute of Technology
11 Dec 2019 to 13 Dec 2019 magnetohydrodynamics, turbulence, instabilities and cosmic rays
Lile Wang
Flatiron Institute
4 Dec 2019 to 5 Dec 2019 protoplanetary disks/simuations
Sandra Faber
University Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics Astronomer, UC Observatories/ Lick Observatory
8 Nov 2019 to 16 Nov 2019 Formation and evolution of galaxies