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
Kevin Moses
The Kavli Foundation (Vice President of Science Programs)
21 Mar 2019
Pau Amaro-Seoane
Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
21 Feb 2019 to 20 Mar 2019 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
Fabio Vito
Istituto de Astrofísica, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile)
19 Jan 2019 to 23 Jan 2019 My research is focussed on the evolution of the AGN population across cosmic time, with a particular focus on the high-redshift population, mainly using data from deep X-ray surveys, and ancillary data and galaxy properties from multi wavelength surveys.
Claudio Ricci
Universidad Diego Portales
17 Jan 2019 to 20 Jan 2019 Active Galactic Nuclei, X-ray astronomy
Alessandro Sonnenfeld
Leiden Observatory
9 Jan 2019 to 16 Jan 2019 massive early-type galaxies
Jianhui Lian
University of Portsmouth
9 Jan 2019 to 16 Jan 2019 Galactic and extragalactic chemical evolution, Star formation history of galaxies, and galaxy environment
Nils Ake Andersson
University of Southampton
8 Jan 2019 to 15 Jan 2019 Relativistic superfluidity and elasticity Heat and dissipation in general relativity Neutron star asteroseismology (and instabilies, e.g, r-modes) Neutron star dynamics (glitches, LMXB spin variability, accretion)
Siyi Feng
East Asian Core Observatories Association
28 Dec 2018 galactic star formation
Liu, Hau-Yu
28 Dec 2018 Circumstellar envelope/disk, molecular cloud, Galactic center
Zhen Guo
University of Hertfordshire
26 Dec 2018 to 4 Jan 2019