Senior Visitors in 2008

  • Danielle ALLOIN
    • Dates of stay: October 13 - November 10, 2008
    • Institution: CEA Saclay, France
    • ESO inviting Party: M. West
    • Scientific interests: Physics of Active Galactic Nuclei; Composite stellar populations; Star clusters; Gravitational lenses
  • Felipe BARRIENTOS
    • Dates of stay: May 9 - December 31, 2008
    • Institution: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
    • ESO inviting Party: M. West
  • Gustavo BAUME
    • Dates of stay: March 28 - April 28, 2008
    • Institution: FCAGLP, Universidad de La Plata, Argentina
    • ESO inviting Party: G. Carraro
  • Jean Philippe BEAULIEU
    • Dates of stay: March 4 - 14, 2008; July 26 - 30, 2008
    • Institution: IAP, France
    • ESO inviting Party: S. Brillant
  • Arnaud CASSAN
    • Dates of stay: February 26 - March 26, 2008
    • Institution: Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Heidelberg University, Germany
    • ESO inviting Party: S. Brillant and D. Kubas
    • Scientific interests: Extrasolar planets; Gravitational microlensing; Probing giant´s atmospheres via microlensing
  • Kuenley CHIU
    • Dates of stay: September 14 - 16, 2008
    • Institution: Johns Hopkins University, USA
    • ESO inviting Party: M. Doherty
  • Michel CURE
    • Dates of stay: January 10 - February 9, 2008
    • Institution: Universidad de Valparaiso, Chile
    • ESO inviting Party: S. Hubrig, T. Rivinius and S. Stefl
    • Scientific interests: Radiation driven winds from massive stars; Stellar rotation; Astrometeorology
  • Thomas DALL
    • Dates of stay: January 19 - 22, 2008
    • Institution: Gemini, Hawaii, USA
    • ESO inviting Party: L. Schmidtobreick and I. Saviane
  • Sperello DI SEREGO ALIGHIERI
    • Dates of stay: November 17 - December 17, 2008
    • Institution: INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Firenze, Italy
    • ESO inviting Party: J. Melnick
    • Scientific interests: Galaxy evolution
  • Dainis DRAVINS
    • Dates of stay: December 6, 2007 - February 16, 2008
    • Institution: Lund Observatory, Sweden
    • ESO inviting Party: G. Mathys, K. OBrien and C. Melo
    • Scientific interests: High time-resolution astrophysics and astronomical quantum optics; Wavelength shifts of spectral lines not caused by trivial Doppler effects; Optical instrumentation e.g. design of the high time-resolution instrument for the E-ELT
  • Francesco FERRARO
    • Dates of stay: June 16-20, 2008
    • Institution: Università di Bologna, Italy
    • ESO inviting Party: E. Valenti
    • Scientific interests: Galactic Globular Clusters; Stellar Evolution; Stellar Populations
  • Juan Carlos FORTE
    • Dates of stay: November 27 - December 6, 2008
    • Institution: Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
    • ESO inviting Party: M. West
    • Scientific interests: Globular clusters; Extragalactic globular
  • Pascal FOUQUÉ
    • Dates of stay: October 2 - November 29, 2008
    • Institution: Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse, France
    • ESO inviting Party: S. Brillant and D. Kubas
    • Scientific interests: Exoplanets gravitational microlensing; Cepheids
  • Poshak GANDHI
    • Dates of stay: September 9 - 11, 2008
    • Institution: RIKEN Cosmic Radiation Lab, Japan
    • ESO inviting Party: M. West
  • Isabelle GAVIGNAUD
    • Dates of stay: March 10 - April 10, 2008; December 29, 2008 - January 2, 2009
    • Institution: AIP, Potsdam, Germany
    • ESO inviting Party: T. Szeifert
  • Preben GROSBØL
    • Dates of stay: March 4-14, 2008
    • Institution: ESO, Garching
    • ESO inviting Party: M. Gieles
  • Margaret HANSON
    • Dates of stay: November 17 - December 17, 2008
    • Institution: University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    • ESO inviting Party: V. Ivanov
    • Scientific interests: Near-infrared observations of hot massive stars and massive star clusters. Applications include investigations on massive star winds, star formation, galactic structure and extragalactic starbursts
  • Nuria HUELAMO (DGDF PD Visitor)
    • Dates of stay: October 1, 2007 - January 31, 2008
    • Institution: LAEFF-INTA, Spain
    • ESO inviting Party: C. Melo
    • Scientific interests: Star and planet formation; Circumstellar disks; Binary system
  • GianLuca ISRAEL
    • Dates of stay: February 13 - March 14, 2008
    • Institution: INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Italy
    • ESO inviting Party: G. Marconi
    • Scientific interests: Compact objects; High energy astrophysics; Multiwavelenght studies
  • Heath JONES
    • Dates of stay: July 8 - August 3, 2008
    • Institution: Anglo-Australian Observatory, Australia
    • ESO inviting Party: C. Lidman
    • Scientific interests: Galaxy formation and Evolution: galaxy redshift and peculiar velocity surveys; Stellar mass and luminosity functions: fundamental plane; Lyman-Alpha emission-line galaxies at high redshift
  • Barbara LANZONI
    • Dates of stay: June 16-20, 2008
    • Institution: INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna, Italy
    • ESO inviting Party: E. Valenti
    • Scientific interests: Globular Clusters; Stellar Populations; Black Holes
  • Bruno LEIBUNDGUT
    • Dates of stay: August 5 - 12, 2008; December 10 - 13, 2008
    • Institution: ESO, Garching
    • ESO inviting Party: M. West
  • Jean Baptiste MARQUETTE (DGDF Visitor)
    • Dates of stay: March 3 - 31, 2008
    • Institution: IAP, France
    • ESO inviting Party: S. Brillant
    • Scientific interests: Detection of extrasolar planets by microlensing events follow-up -PLANET collaboration; Variable stars as by-product of a large photometric survey -EROS collaboration; Prospects in data mining
  • Frederic MERLIN
    • Dates of stay: April 8 - May 3, 2008
    • Institution: Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, France
    • ESO inviting Party: C. Dumas
    • Scientific interests: Small Bodies of the Solar System; Spectroscopy, Photometry; Laboratory Measurements; Surface Modellin
  • Roberto MIGNANI
    • Dates of stay: February 13 - March 13, 2008
    • Institution: Mullard Space Science Laboratory, MSSL, University College London, UK
    • ESO inviting Party: G. Lo Curto
    • Scientific interests: Compact objects; High energy astrophysics; Data mining
  • Andre MOITINHO
    • Dates of stay: May 20 - June 23, 2008
    • Institution: SIM/IDL, Fac. de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
    • ESO inviting Party: G. Carraro
    • Scientific interests: Star clusters; Structure and evolution of the Milky Way; Low mass stars/brown dwarfs
  • Thierry MONTMERLE
    • Dates of stay: October 22 - November 17, 2008
    • Institution: Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Grenoble & Université Joseph-Fourier, CNRS, France
    • ESO inviting Party: F. Mirabel
    • Scientific interests: Star and Planet Formation; High-Energy Astrophysics; Early Solar System
  • Francisco MUELLER-SANCHEZ
    • Dates of stay: July 8 - 9, 2008
    • Institution: MPE Garching, Germany
    • ESO inviting Party: J. Scharwaechter
  • Pasquier NOTERDAEME
    • Dates of stay: December 4 - 19, 2008
    • Institution: University of Paris, France
    • ESO inviting Party: C. Ledoux
  • Elena PANCINO
    • Dates of stay: December 9 - 15, 2008
    • Institution: INAF-Osservatorio di Bologna, Italy
    • ESO inviting Party: E. Valenti
  • Josep PAREDES
    • Dates of stay: October 8 - 19, 2008
    • Institution: Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
    • ESO inviting Party: F. Mirabel
    • Scientific interests: High energy astrophysics; Galactic compact sources
  • Fernando PINHEIRO
    • Dates of stay: April 1 - 27, 2008
    • Institution: Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto, CAUP, Portugal
    • ESO inviting Party: O. Moreira
    • Scientific interests: Stellar Structure and Evolution; Asteroseismology
  • Philippe ROUSSELOT
    • Dates of stay: April 16 - May 8, 2008
    • Institution: Observatoire de Besancon, France
    • ESO inviting Party: C. Dumas
    • Scientific interests: Comets, Kuiper-Belt objects
  • Igor SAVANOV (DGDF Post-Doc)
    • Dates of stay: May 5 - June 7, 2008
    • Institution: Armagh Observatory, Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK
    • ESO inviting Party: S. Hubrig
    • Scientific interests: High-resolution spectroscopy; Model-atmosphere analysis; Doppler imaging-inverse problem
  • Bruno SICARDY
    • Dates of stay: August 11 - 28, 2008
    • Institution: Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, France
    • ESO inviting Party: C. Dumas
    • Scientific interests: Stellar occultations by remote solar system bodies; Dynamics of satellites and rings
  • Bringfried STECKLUM
    • Dates of stay: March 2 - 21, 2008
    • Institution: Thueringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg-TLS, Germany
    • ESO inviting Party: M. West
    • Scientific interests: Star formation -General; Jets/Outflows; Circumstellar disks
  • Annapurni SUBRAMANIAM
    • Dates of stay: October 1 - November 30, 2008
    • Institution: Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India
    • ESO inviting Party: G. Carraro
    • Scientific interests: Star clusters; Magellanic Clouds; Stellar population
  • Carlos TORRES
    • Dates of stay: January 2 - 8, 2008
    • Institution: Laboratorio Nacional de Astrofisica, Itajuba, Brazil
    • ESO inviting Party: C. Melo and M. Sterzik
    • Scientific interests: Young stars; Nearby association
  • Gian Paolo TOZZI
    • Dates of stay: October 27 - December 16, 2008
    • Institution: INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Firenze, Italy
    • ESO inviting Party: O. Hainaut
    • Scientific interests: Cometary physics; Organic matter in the Solar System; Transneptunian objects: TNO
  • Pierre VERNAZZA
    • Dates of stay: January 23 - February 2, 2008
    • Institution: Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, France
    • ESO inviting Party: C. Dumas, C. Snodgrass and B. Carry
  • Ruben VAZQUEZ
    • Dates of stay: May 23 - 31, 2008
    • Institution: Observatorio Astronomico de La Plata, Argentina
    • ESO inviting Party: G. Carraro
    • Scientific interests: Young star clusters; Milky Way structure; Extinction laws
  • Catherine VLAHAKIS
    • Dates of stay: January 2 - February 2, 2008; April 7 - 28, 2008
    • Institution: Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands
    • ESO inviting Party: A. Lundgren; D. Garcia
    • Scientific interests: Submm extragalactic astronomy; Dust in nearby galaxies; Submm; high-z; galaxies
  • Robert WILLIAMS
    • Dates of stay: March 10 - 19, 2008
    • Institution: Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, USA
    • ESO inviting Party: E. Mason
    • Scientific interests: s-Process Elements in Planetary Nebulae & H II Regions; Nova Outbursts with Strong Magnetic Fields; Emission-Line vs. Absorption-Line Abundance Analyses of Nebulae
  • Irina YEGOROVA
    • Dates of stay: February 4 - May 4, 2008
    • Institution: SISSA/ISAS, Trieste, Italy
    • ESO inviting Party: I. Saviane
    • Scientific interests: Dark matter in galaxies; Galaxy formation and evolution; Chemical abundances of stars
  • Anton ZELEZNEV (DGDF Post-Doc)
    • Dates of stay: August 1 - 31, 2008
    • Institution: Ural State University, Ekaterinburg, Russia
    • ESO inviting Party: G. Carraro
    • Scientific interests: Star Clusters in the Milky Way; Star forming regions; Galactic structure
  • Hans ZINNECKER
    • Dates of stay: January 28 - April 1, 2008
    • Institution: Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, Germany
    • ESO inviting Party: M. Sterzik
    • Scientific interests: High-mass star formation: theory and observation; The stellar Initial Mass Function: IMF; Astronomy from Antarctica: Dome C