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
Victor Debattista
University of Central Lancashire
16 Jun 2019 to 13 Jul 2019 computational study of the formation and dynamics of galaxies
Pau Amaro-Seoane
Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
26 May 2019 to 19 Jun 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
David Ian Jones
University of Southampton
20 May 2019 to 25 May 2019
Naoki Seto
Kyoto University
14 May 2019 to 20 May 2019 gravitational wave
Filippo Mannucci
Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory
13 May 2019 to 25 May 2019
Dan Stark
University of Arizona
11 May 2019 to 27 May 2019 First galaxies, cosmic reionization, low metallicity stars, galaxy formation, gravitational lensing, spectroscopy.
Matteo Bonetti
University of Milano-Bicocca
9 May 2019 to 20 May 2019 N-body newtonian and post-newtonian dynamics, gravitaional waves
Kohei Ichikawa
Tohoku University
22 Apr 2019 to 25 Apr 2019 AGN, black holes
Tomonari Michiyama
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
22 Apr 2019 to 26 Apr 2019 merging galaxy, feedback, galaxy evolution, interstellar medium, ALMA, ASTE, APEX, Nobeyama
Christopher Martin
The Kavli Foundation
21 Mar 2019