Senior Visitors in 2006

  • Arnaud CASSAN
    • Dates of stay: July 28 - August 17, 2006
    • Institution: Astronomisches Rechenzentrum Heidelberg, Germany
    • ESO inviting Party: D. Kubas
  • Sylvain CHATY
    • Dates of stay: November 27-29, 2006
    • Institution: University of Paris & CEA Saclay
    • ESO inviting Party: F. Rahoui / F. Mirabel
  • Olivier CHESNEAU
    • Dates of stay: February 15 - March 2, 2006
    • Institution: Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur-Grasse
    • ESO inviting Party: C. Hummel
    • Scientific interests: Long baseline interferometry/VLTI; Mass-low from evolved stars
  • Jorge Ariel COMBI
    • Dates of stay: November 15 - December 10, 2006
    • Institution: Universidad de Jaen, Spain
    • ESO inviting Party: F. Mirabel
    • Scientific interests: Relativistic Astrophysics; Radioastronomy; Microquasars and SNRs
  • Christian COUTURES
    • Dates of stay: September 1 - 30, 2006
    • Institution: Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, France
    • ESO inviting Party: S. Brillant
    • Scientific interests: Microlensing and Planet search using it
  • Helene DECAUWER
    • Dates of stay: March 1 - 31, 2006
    • Institution: Dept. of Astrophysics, Geophysics and Oceanography, University of Liege, Belgium
    • ESO inviting Party: E. Jehin
    • Scientific interests: Metal-poor stars; High resolution spectroscopy; Galaxy chemical evolution
  • Wolfgan DUSCHL
    • Dates of stay: September 27 - October 6, 2006
    • Institution: Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel, Germany
    • ESO inviting Party: C. Hummel
  • Renato FALOMO
    • Dates of stay: January 12 - February 9, 2006
    • Institution: INAF/ Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Italy
    • ESO inviting Party: R. Scarpa
    • Scientific interests: Active Galactic Nuclei; Host Galaxies; Black Holes
  • Sonia FORNASIER
    • Dates of stay: January 19 - February 17, 2006
    • Institution: Padova University, Italy
    • ESO inviting Party: O. Hainaut
    • Scientific interests: Main belt asteroids; Minor bodies in the outer solar system; Visible and near infrared spectroscopy and imaging
  • Bernard FORT
    • Dates of stay: October 30 - December 2, 2006
    • Institution: Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, France
    • ESO inviting Party: F. Mirabel
    • Scientific interests: Strong lensing; Weak lensing and cosmic shear; Lensing survey
  • Edmond GIRAUD
    • Dates of stay: November 13 - December 15, 2006
    • Institution: Laboratoire Physique Theorique et Astroparticules, Universite Montpellier, France
    • ESO inviting Party: J. Melnick / F. Selman
    • Scientific interests: Dark matter and supersymmetry; Cherenkov gamma-rays observations
  • J. Federico GONZALEZ
    • Dates of stay: July 17 - August 1, 2006; September 26 - October 21, 2006
    • Institution: Complejo Astronomico El Leoncito/CASLEO and Universidad Nacional de San Juan, Argentina
    • ESO inviting Party: S. Hubrig
    • Scientific interests: Binary stars; Echelle spectroscopy; Open clusters
  • Tomotsugu GOTO
    • Dates of stay: December 19, 2006 - January 19, 2007
    • Institution: Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan
    • ESO inviting Party: I. Saviane / V. Ivanov
    • Scientific interests: A search for a primodal QSOs to reveal the reionization of the universe; the environmental effects on galaxy evolution; Infrared all sky survey satellite, AKARI
  • Steve HOWELL
    • Dates of stay: March 6 - 17, 2006
    • Institution: WIYN Observatory & NOAO, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    • ESO inviting Party: E. Mason
    • Scientific interests: Cataclysmic variables, CCD instrumentation, IR spectroscopy
  • Nuria HUELAMO
    • Dates of stay: April 11 - 30, 2006
    • Institution: Lisbon Observatory, Portugal
    • ESO inviting Party: C. Melo
  • Gianluca ISRAEL
    • Dates of stay: January 30 - March 2, 2006
    • Institution: Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma-INAF, Monteporzio Catone, Roma, Italy
    • ESO inviting Party: G. Marconi
    • Scientific interests: High Energy Astrophysics; Double degenerate binary systems; Optical IR Counterparts of X-ray sources
  • Gopal KRISHNA
    • Dates of stay: October 2 - 30, 2006
    • Institution: NCRA, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Pune, India
    • ESO inviting Party: J. Melnick / F. Mirabel
    • Scientific interests: Active Galactic Nuclei; Radio Galaxies; Blazar jets; Micro-quasars
  • Pavel KROUPA
    • Dates of stay: February 23 - March 23
    • Institution: Bonn University, Germany, Argelander Institut für Astronomie
    • ESO inviting Party: D. Nürnberger
    • Scientific interests: Stellar IMF; Stellar dynamics; Galatic dynamics
  • Radostin KURTEV
    • Dates of stay: January 1 - 31, 2006
    • Institution: Departamento de Física y Meteorología, Facultad de Ciencias,Universidad de Valparaíso
    • ESO inviting Party: V. Ivanov
    • Scientific interests: Stellar content of nearby galaxies; Stellar Clusters
  • Eric LERNER
    • Dates of stay: January 25 - February 23, 2006
    • Institution: Lawrenceville Plasma Physics, New Jersey, USA
    • ESO inviting Party: R. Scarpa
    • Scientific interests: Surface brightness test; Plasma cosmology; Thermonuclear fusion
  • Marceau LIMOUSIN
    • Dates of stay: November 9, 2006 - January 17, 2007
    • Institution: Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark
    • ESO inviting Party: E. Jullo / A. Smette
  • Donald LYNDEN-BELL
    • Dates of stay: October 18 - 22, 2006
    • Institution: Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University, UK
    • ESO inviting Party: F. Mirabel
    • Scientific interests: Jets in Radio galaxies; Quasars and Young Stellar Objects; Machs Principle in General Relativity and Relativistically Rotating Disks; Gravitational field energy and angular momentum in GR; Exact Optics; High Velocity Clouds
  • Frederic MERLIN
    • Dates of stay: July 24 - August 4, 2006
    • Institution: Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, France
    • ESO inviting Party: C. Dumas
  • Roberto MIGNANI
    • Dates of stay: February 13 - March 9, 2006
    • Institution: Mullard Space Science Laboratories
    • ESO inviting Party: G. Lo Curto
    • Scientific interests: Neutron Star Astrophysics; High Energy Astrophysics; Virtual Observatories
  • Florentin MILLOUR
    • Dates of stay: April 20 - 25, 2006
    • Institution: LUAN University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France
    • ESO inviting Party: M. Vannier
  • Yazan MOMANI
    • Dates of stay: June 13 - September 10, 2006
    • Institution: Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Italy
    • ESO inviting Party: I. Saviane
    • Scientific interests: Galactic and Extra-Galactic Stellar Population; Globular Clusters; Resolved Dwarf Galaxies
  • Lorenzo MORELLI
    • Dates of stay: February 1 - December 31, 2006
    • Institution: Depto. Astronomia & Astrofisica Facultad de Fisica P. Universidad Catolica de Chile
    • ESO inviting Party: M. Vannier
    • Scientific interests: Galaxy kinematics; Stellar population in nearby galaxies; Microlensing with SuperMACHOS project
  • Atsuo OKAZAKI
    • Dates of stay: March 1 - 28, 2006
    • Institution: Faculty of Engineering, Hokkai-Gakuen University, Sapporo, Japan
    • ESO inviting Party: S. Stefl
    • Scientific interests: Dynamics of the Be star disks; Physics of Be/X-ray binaries
  • Patrick PETITJEAN
    • Dates of stay: February 16 - March 5, 2006
    • Institution: Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, France
    • ESO inviting Party: C. Ledoux
    • Scientific interests:QSO Absorption-Line Systems; Large Scale Structure; Metal at High Redshifts
  • Andreas REISENEGGER
    • Dates of stay: August 1 - December 31, 2006
    • Institution: Depto. Astronomia & Astrofisica Facultad de Fisica P. Universidad Catolica de Chile
    • ESO inviting Party: F. Mirabel
    • Scientific interests: Theoretical Astrophysics; Magnetohydrodynamics; Neutron Stars; Superclusters; Large-Scale Structure; Cosmology
  • 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
  • Sandra SAVAGLIO
    • Dates of stay: August 23 - September 2, 2006
    • Institution: MPE/Garching, Germany
    • ESO inviting Party: O. Hainaut
  • Bruno SICARDY
    • Dates of stay: July 31 - September 2, 2006
    • Institution: Universite Pierre et Marie Curie and Observatoire de Paris LESIA, France
    • ESO inviting Party: C. Dumas
    • Scientific interests: Solar System Dynamics; Planetary Rings; Stellar Occultations
  • Jean SURDEJ
    • Dates of stay: February 9 - March 13
    • Institution: Institute of Astrophysics and Geophysics, University of Liège
    • ESO inviting Party: A. Smette
    • Scientific interests: Extragalactic Astrophysics, Gravitational Lensing; Telescopes; Liquid Mirror Telescope; High Angular Resolution Imaging; Interferometry and Coronagraphy
  • Richard TOWNSEND
    • Dates of stay: November 19 - December 9, 2006
    • Institution: Bartol Research Institute, University of Delaware, USA
    • ESO inviting Party: S. Stefl
    • Scientific interests: Massive Stars; Nonradial Oscillations; Stellar Magnetospheres
  • Paul VAN DER WERF
    • Dates of stay: April 10 - 15, 2006
    • Institution: Leiden Observatory
    • ESO inviting Party: L. Vanzi
    • Scientific interests: Starburst galaxies; Galaxy evolution; Interstellar medium of galaxies
  • Robert E. WILLIAMS
    • Dates of stay: December 26, 2005 - January 29, 2006
    • Institution: Johns Hopkins University / Space Telescope Science Institute
    • ESO inviting Party: F. Mirabel
    • Scientific interests: Observational astronomy; Novae; Distant galaxies; Spectroscopy; Emission nebulae
  • Tom WILSON
    • Dates of stay: May 23 - June 21, 2006
    • Institution: Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie-Bonn /ALMA
    • ESO inviting Party: F. Mirabel
    • Scientific interests: Radio Astronomy
  • Martha ZUB
    • Dates of stay: July 31 - August 3, 2006
    • Institution: Astronomisches Rechenzentrum Heidelberg, Germany
    • ESO inviting Party: D. Kubas
  • Ben ZUCKERMAN
    • Dates of stay: February 13 - March 9
    • Institution: University of California Los Angeles, UCLA
    • ESO inviting Party: G. Chauvin
    • Scientific interests: Planetary System; White Dwarfs; Life in the Universe