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
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.
Scott Tremaine
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
8 Oct 2018 to 11 Oct 2018 comets, the solar system, exoplanets, star clusters, black holes, galaxies, and cosmology
Alberto Sesana
University of Birmingham
7 Oct 2018 to 25 Oct 2018 Gravitational waves; Massive black hole (binaries); Stellar dynamics, dense stellar systems; Hyper–velocity stars and the nature and environment of SgrA∗; Gas dynamics and accretion theory; Structure formation and galaxy evolution.
Cristina Romero-Canizales
Nucleo de Astronomia, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
23 Sep 2018 to 21 Oct 2018 Radio/mm studies of interacting/merging galaxies Galaxy evolution and star formation Tidal Disruption Events at high angular resolution Astronomical masers
Emiko Hiyama
Kyushu Univeristy
9 Sep 2018 to 1 Oct 2018 Particle/Nuclear/Cosmic ray/Astro physics
Sharon Wang
5 Sep 2018 current research focuses on improving the RV precision
Boaz Katz
Weizmann Institute of Science
7 Aug 2018 to 15 Aug 2018
Claudio Ricci
Universidad Diego Portales
6 Jul 2018 to 2 Aug 2018 Active Galactic Nuclei, X-ray astronomy
Li Aigen
University of Missouri
28 Jun 2018 to 2 Jul 2018 Interstellar Dust Dust Disks around Young Stars Dust Envelopes around Evolved Stars Physics and Chemistry of Comets Infrared Galaxies Active Galactic Nuclei Gamma-Ray Bursts Light Scattering by Small Particles