Senior Visitors in 2005

  • Danielle ALLOIN
    • Dates of stay: February 28 - April 17, 2005
    • Institution: CEA Saclay, DMS/DPANIA/Dap, France
    • Scientific interests: Physics and structure of active galactic nuclei; Composite stellar populations; Gravitational lensing to probe high-z AGN
  • David BARRADO
    • Dates of stay: April 5- May 7, 2005
    • Institution: LAEFF/INTA Madrid, Espana
    • Scientific interests: Brown dwarfs; Open clusters and associations; Variability
  • Jean-Philippe BEAULIEU
    • Dates of stay: June 3 - July 7, 2005
    • Institution: Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, France
    • Scientific interests: Extrasolar Planets; Microlensing; Pre-main Sequence Stars
  • Katherine BLUNDELL
    • Dates of stay: January 17 - February 17, 2005
    • Institution: Astrophysics Department, Oxford University
    • Scientific interests: Radio galaxy evolution; Distant radio galaxies; Radio-quiet quasars; Microquasars; Jet physics
  • Cesare CHIOSI
    • Dates of stay: October 31 - December 10, 2005
    • Institution: Department of Astronomy, University of Padova, Italy
    • Scientific interests: Stellar Evolution; Population Synthesis; Galaxy Formation and Evolution
  • Jean-Gabriel CUBY
    • Dates of stay: September 26 - October 14, 2005
    • Institution: Laboratoire de Astrophysique de Marseille, France
    • Scientific interests: High Z galaxies; Instrumentation; Extremely Large Telescopes
  • Haakon DAHLE
    • Dates of stay: March 8 - 26, 2005
    • Institution: University of Oslo, Norway
    • Scientific interests: Clusters of Galaxies; Gravitational Lensing; Dark Matter
  • Michael DAHLEM
    • Dates of stay: November 21 - December 17, 2005
    • Institution: CSIRO/ATNF - Paul Wild Observatory, Narrabri, Australia
    • Scientific interests: Starburst Galaxies; Disk-Halo Interactions; Multi-Wavelength observations
  • Natalia DRAKE
    • Dates of stay: February 24 - April 22, 2005
    • Institution: Observatorio Nacional/CMT, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Scientific interests: High resolution spectroscopy; Chemical abundances; Li-rich stars of different spectral types
  • Federico GONZALEZ
    • Dates of stay: January 24 - March 5, 2005
    • Institution: Complejo Astronomico El Leoncito/CASLEO & Universidad Nacional de San Juan, Argentina
    • Scientific interests: Binary stars; Radial velocities; Echelle spectroscopy; Open clusters
  • Kazushi IWASAWA
    • Dates of stay: January 31 - February 25, 2005
    • Institution: Institute of Astronomy (IoA), University of Cambridge, UK
    • Scientific interests: X-ray study of active galaxies; Obscured AGN; Starburst galaxies
  • Nissim KANEKAR
    • Dates of stay: September 22 - October 17, 2005
    • Institution: National Radio Astronomy Observatory, New Nexico, USA
    • Scientific interests: Damped Lyman-alpha Systems; Radio<->Redshifted Lines; Fundamental Constant Evolution
  • Jean-Pierre LUMINET
    • Dates of stay: January 15 - 31, 2005
    • Institution: CNRS, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon
    • Scientific Interests: Cosmology (structure of space-time); Relativistic Astrophysics (black hole physics, accretion disks, star-black hole interactions); Epistemology (the invention of Big Bang, history of cosmology)
  • Nicola MASETTI
    • Dates of stay: June 6 - August 11, 2005
    • Institution: INAF/IASF, Bologna, Italy
    • Scientific interests: X-Ray Binaries; Gamma-ray Bursts; Multiwavelength Observations
  • Georges MICHAUD
    • Dates of stay: October 31 - November 28, 2005
    • Institution: Physics Department, University of Montreal, Canada
    • Scientific interests: Stellar Abundances; Particle Transport; Peculiar Magnetic Stars
  • Dante MINNITI
    • Dates of stay: July 1 - December 31, 2005
    • Institution: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
    • Scientific interests: Extrasolar Planets-Gravitational Microlensing; Stellar Populations-Globular Clusters; Galactic Structure-Galaxy Formation
  • Stanley OWOCKI
    • Dates of stay: November 28 - December 22, 2005
    • Institution: Bartol Research Institute, University of Delaware, USA
    • Scientific interests: Mass loss and disk formation in massive stars; Computational radiation hydrodynamics and MHD; Radiative transfer and stellar atmospheres
  • Romain PETROV
    • Dates of stay: July 14 - August 5, 2005
    • Institution: Université de Nice - Sophia Antipolis
    • Scientific interests: Optical Interferometry, AMBER / VLT; Extrasolar Planets; Hot Stars
  • Patrick PETITJEAN
    • Dates of stay: August 16 - September 4, 2005
    • Institution: Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, France
    • Scientific interests: QSO Absorption-Line Systems; Large scale structures; Metal at high Redshifts
  • Pablo RODRIGUEZ GIL
    • Dates of stay: December 23 - January 20, 2006
    • Institution: Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife, Spain
    • ESO inviting Party: L. Schmidtobreick
    • Scientific interests: Structure and evolution of cataclysmic variables; Accretion processes in compact binaries
  • Mara SALVATO
    • Dates of stay: February 2 - March 2, 2005
    • Institution: Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik MPE, Garching
    • Scientific interests: Morphology and environment of AGN; Multiwavelength galaxy surveys
  • Nuno SANTOS
    • Dates of stay: March 21- April 8, 2005
    • Institution: Centro de Astronomia e Astrofisica, Universidade de Lisboa
    • Scientific interests: Extra-solar planets; High-resolution spectroscopy; Stellar activity
  • Beate STELZER
    • Dates of stay: February 18 - March 18, 2005
    • Institution: Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo, Italy
    • Scientific interests: X-ray Astronomy; Star formation; Stellar activity
  • Gian Paolo TOZZI
    • Dates of stay: February 5 - March 5, 2005
    • Institution: Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Firenze, Italy
    • Scientific interests: Solar System; Cometary Physics; Trans Neptunian Objects
  • Werner WEISS
    • Dates of stay: September 9 - 26, 2005
    • Institution: Department of Astronomy, Vienna University
    • Scientific interests: Asteroseismology; Small space missions -stellar astronomy; Chemically peculiar stars