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
Ken Nagamine
Osaka University
7 Nov 2019 to 12 Nov 2019 structure formation & cosmology, high energy astrophysics, jets, accretion disks, black holes, cosmic rays, galaxy clusters, general relativity, gravitational wave, galaxy formation, star formation, proto-planetary disks
Katsuaki Asano
Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, the University of Tokyo
3 Nov 2019 to 9 Nov 2019 Supernovae, producing shock waves propagating in the interstellar medium. Highly magnetized rotating neutron stars, releasing their rotation energy as relativistic electron–positron outflows. Super massive black holes in the center of galaxies, launching relativistic jets. Gamma-ray bursts, very energetic explosions at the deaths of massive stars. Binary neutron stars, emitting gravitational waves, destined to eventually merge. Relativistic particles, accelerated in such sites. Cosmic rays, electromagnetic radiation, and neutrinos, travelling in space.
Nobunari Kashikawa
Tokyo University
21 Oct 2019 to 25 Oct 2019 distant galaxy, the first galaxy, early black hole, protocluster, galaxy formation, galaxy evolution, structure formation, early universe, reionization, large-scale sructure
Robert Williams
University of California-Santa Cruz
17 Oct 2019 novae and other transients
Qizhou Zhang
Harvard-smithsonian center for astrophysics (cfa)
13 Oct 2019 to 17 Oct 2019 Very early stage of cluster formation Magnetic fields and dust polarization Dynamical collapse of molecular cloud cores Disks around young stars HII regions Masers Molecular outflows
Pau Amaro-Seoane
Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
13 Oct 2019 to 25 Oct 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
Jarrod Hurley
Swinburne University of Technology
7 Oct 2019 to 18 Oct 2019 Globular Clusters; GPU and advanced HPC algorithms; Dynamical systems; Advanced Statistics and Big Data; Galaxy Formation; Scientific Computing and Visualisation; Star and Planet Formation
Jinyi Shangguan
Max-Planck Institute
25 Sep 2019 to 7 Oct 2019 infrared interferometric observations of AGNs
Li Jiangtao
University of Michigan
23 Sep 2019 to 24 Sep 2019 Multi-wavelength observations of the circum-galactic medium (CGM) of nearby galaxies; High redshift universe (quasars, CGM, IGM).
Ryosuke Hirai
Waseda University
18 Sep 2019 to 20 Sep 2019 Binary Stars;Numerical Techniques