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
Pau Amaro-Seoane
Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
15 Dec 2018 to 21 Dec 2018 stellar dynamics, LIGO/Virgo/LISA black holes, data analysis and gravitational-wave search algorithms, planetesimal dynamics, scalar fields and collisional dark matter, and GPU computing
Q. Daniel Wang
University of Massachusetts
12 Dec 2018 to 14 Dec 2018 Galactic Nuclear Regions;Galactic Feedback and Ecosystem of Galaxies:
Mats Carlsson
Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, Oslo
10 Dec 2018 Solar Physics Stellar atmosphere modeling Radiation magnetohydrodynamics Space projects
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
Victor Debattista
University of Central Lancashire
17 Nov 2018 to 24 Nov 2018 computational study of the formation and dynamics of galaxies
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