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
Zhaohuan Zhu (朱照寰)
Princeton University
16 May 2014 to 27 May 2014 Planet and star formation
Rashid Sunyaev
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
16 May 2014 Cosmology, galaxy clusters, theory of accretion, X-ray astronomy
Jun Zhang (张骏)
Shanghai Jiaotong University
15 May 2014 Cosmology, cosmic shear, weak lensing
Hagai Netzer
Tel Aviv University
8 May 2014 to 9 May 2014 Active and starburst galaxies; Accretion disks; Black holes; Ionized plasma
Ruxandra Cojocaru
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain)
5 May 2014 to 8 Aug 2014 White dwarfs, Milky Way stellar populations
Minjin Kim
Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI)
1 May 2014 to 2 May 2014 Coevolution of black holes and galaxies
Andrew Gould
Ohio State University
26 Apr 2014 to 12 May 2014 Gravitational lensing, dark matter, exoplanets
Steven Rieder
University of Groningen
21 Apr 2014 to 27 Apr 2014 star clusters, dark matter, N-body simulations
Yan-Fei Jiang
Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
11 Apr 2014 to 16 Apr 2014 Radiation transfer; Numerical simulations
Dimitris Stamatellos
Jeremiah Horrocks Institute, University of Central Lancashire
6 Apr 2014 to 26 Apr 2014 Star formation, exoplanets, brown dwarfs, low mass stars, protoplanetary disks, binary stars, gravitational instabilities, computational hydrodynamics and radiative transfer.