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
Susana Eyheramendy
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC)
6 Jan 2014 to 31 Jan 2014 Statistical methodologies, data mining
Andrés Jordán
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC)
6 Jan 2014 to 31 Jan 2014 stellar populations, exoplanets
Alain Omont
Institute d'Astrophysique de Paris
7 Sep 2013 to 11 Sep 2013 Atomic physics; Optical pumping; Circumstellar chemistry & dust; AGB stars; High-z dust and molecules; submm galaxies and QSOs.
Sarira Sahu
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
26 Jun 2013 to 4 Jul 2013 Neutrino Physics, Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays, Physics of Gamma Ray Burst, Finite Temperature Field Theory.
Mei-Yin Chou
22 Oct 2012 to 26 Oct 2012 Stellar abundances, Milky Way structure and evolution
Ralf Kotulla
Univ. of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
24 Sep 2012 to 15 Oct 2012
Magda Arnaboldi
20 Aug 2012 to 5 Sep 2012 galaxy clusters, intracluster light, dynamics
Enwei Liang
Guangxi University
10 Aug 2012 to 20 Aug 2012
Hui Li
3 Jul 2012 to 11 Jul 2012
Lijie Han
Planetary Science Institute
2 Jul 2012 to 6 Aug 2012 Planetary Geology and Geophysics