Senior Visitors in 2009

  • Luis Alberto AGUILAR
    • Dates of stay: November 12 - December 12, 2009
    • Institution: Instituto de Astronomia-UNAM, Sede Ensenada, Mexico
    • Inviting party: M. West
    • Scientific interests: Dynamics of our Galaxy; Dynamics of globular clusters and other stellar clusters; Dynamics of circumstellar and circumbinary disks
  • Rebeca ALADRO
    • Dates of stay: November 19 - December 15, 2009
    • Institution: IRAM, Spain
    • Inviting party: R. Mauersberger and S. Martin
  • Holger BAUMGARDT
    • Dates of stay: August 18 - September 6, 2009
    • Institution: Bonn University, Germany
    • Inviting party: S. Mieske and M. Gieles
    • Scientific interests: Star Clusters; Black Holes; The Galactic Center
  • Alex C. CARCIOFI
    • Dates of stay: May 4 - 22, 2009
    • Institution: University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
    • Inviting party: S. Stefl
    • Scientific interests: Radiative transfer; Interferometry; Astrophysical disks
  • Benoit CARRY
    • Dates of stay: May 6 - 27, 2009
    • Institution: Observatoire de Paris Meudon, France
    • Inviting party: C. Dumas
  • Piergiorgio CASELLA
    • Dates of stay: January 26 - February 25, 2009
    • Institution: University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • ESO inviting Party: K. O'Brien
    • Scientific interests: X-ray binaries; Timing analysis; Physics of accretion
  • Joao Francisco C. SANTOS
    • Dates of stay: October 27 - November 5, 2009
    • Institution: ICEX, Univ. Federal of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    • Inviting party: M. West and A. Ahumada
    • Scientific interests: Star Clusters evolution; Magellanic Clouds; Stellar population
  • Igor CHILINGARYAN
    • Dates of stay: February 25 - March 20, 2009
    • Institution: IAC, Canarias, Spain
    • ESO inviting Party: S. Mieske
    • Scientific interests: Galaxy evolution; Virtual Observatory; Three-D Spectroscopy
  • Anna CIBINEL
    • Dates of stay: March 29 - April 1st, 2009
    • Institution: Astronomy Institute, Physics Dept., ETH Zürich, Switzerland
    • ESO inviting Party: M. West
  • Michaela DOLLINGER
    • Dates of stay: May 4 - 18, 2009; November 25 - 30, 2009
    • Institution: ESO, Garching
  • Alessandro EDEROCLITE
    • Dates of stay: May 6 - June 6, 2009
    • Institution: Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), Spain
    • Inviting party: L. Schmidtobreick
  • Eric EMSELLEM
    • Dates of stay: November 30 - December 12, 2009
    • Institution: ESO, Garching
  • Chris EVANS
    • Dates of stay: March 9 - April 8, 2009
    • Institution: UK Astronomy Technology Centre, Royal Observatory Edinburgh, UK
    • ESO inviting Party: M. Gieles and J. Smoker
    • Scientific interests: Massive Star Evolution; Instrumentation
  • Alan FITZSIMMONS
    • Dates of stay: January 30 - February 4, 2009
    • Institution: Astrophysics Research Centre, Queen's University Belfast, UK
    • ESO inviting Party: C. Snodgrass
  • Giovanni FOSSATI
    • Dates of stay: August 17 - December 31, 2009
    • Institution: Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA
    • Inviting party: E. Pompei
    • Scientific interests: Active galactic nuclei; Extragalactic jets
  • Santiago GARCIABURILLO
    • Dates of stay: June 16 - July 16, 2009
    • Institution: Observatorio Astronomico Nacional, Madrid, Spain
    • Inviting party: P. Planesas
    • Scientific Interests: Millimeter Radio Astronomy; Galaxy Dynamics; Active Galaxies
  • Federico GONZALEZ
    • Dates of stay: January 12 - 26, 2009
    • Institution: Complejo Astronomico El Leoncito/CASLEO and Universidad Nacional de San Juan, Argentina
    • ESO inviting Party: S. Hubrig
    • Scientific interests: Multiple and peculiar stars; Stellar spectroscopy; Star clusters
  • Percy GOMEZ
    • Dates of stay: June 22 - July 3, 2009
    • Institution: Gemini South, La Serena
  • Petr HADRAVA
    • Dates of stay: November 9 - December 7, 2009
    • Institution: Astronomical Institute, Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
    • Inviting party: S. Stefl
  • Huib HENRICHS
    • Dates of stay: January 15 - 30, 2009
    • Institution: University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • ESO inviting Party: S. Hubrig
    • Scientific interests: Massive stars; Stellar magnetic fields; Stellar winds
  • Andres JORDAN
    • Dates of stay: December 4, 2008 - January 31, 2009
    • Institution: P. Universidad Catolica de Chile
    • ESO inviting Party: M. West
  • Karen KINEMUCHI
    • Dates of stay: May 4 - 7, 2009
    • Institution: Universidad de Concepción, Chile
  • Vladimir KORCHAGIN
    • Dates of stay: March 4 - April 20, 2009
    • Institution: Astronomy Department, Yale University, USA, and Physics Institute, Southern Federal University, Russia
    • ESO inviting Party: G. Carraro
    • Scientific interests: Galactic Dynamics using N-body and Hydro-simulation
  • Henny LAMERS
    • Dates of stay: August 20 - September 30, 2009
    • Institution: Astronomical Institute, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
    • Inviting party: S. Mieske and M. Gieles
    • Scientific interests: The evolution of star clusters and cluster system
  • Bruno LEIBUNDGUT
    • Dates of stay: July 29 - August 5, 2009; November 3 - 9, 2009
    • Institution: ESO Garching, Germany
  • Chris LIDMAN
    • Dates of stay: November 2 - 28, 2009
    • Institution: Anglo-Australian Observatory, Australia
  • Mariya LYUBENOVA
    • Dates of stay: October 27 - November 13, 2009
    • Institution: ESO Garching, Germany
  • Michelle MARIS
    • Dates of stay: June 24 - 28, 2009
    • Institution: INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste, Italy
  • Nicola MASETTI
    • Dates of stay: July 1 - 31, 2009
    • Institution: INAF-IASF Bologna, Italy
    • Inviting party: E. Mason
    • Scientific Interests: Gamma-Ray bursts; X-ray binaries; Cataclysmic variables
  • Gwendolyn MEEUS
    • Dates of stay: March 9 - April 8, 2009
    • Institution: AIP Potsdam, Germany
    • ESO inviting Party: M. Sterzik, C. Gil and O. Schuetz
    • Scientific interests: Star formation; Mineralogy of discs around young stars; Brown dwarfs in open clusters
  • Ingo MIESGELD
    • Dates of stay: June 12 - July 11, 2009
    • Institution: ESO Garching, Germany
  • Roberto MIGNANI
    • Dates of stay: August 27 - September 31, 2009
    • Institution: Mullard Space Science Laboratory/MSSL, University College London, UK
    • Inviting party: G. Lo Curto
  • Guy MONNET
    • Dates of stay: August 29 - September 16, 2009
    • Institution: ESO Garching, Germany
  • Marco MONTALTO
    • Dates of stay: January 16 - February 15, 2009
    • Institution: USM/MPE, Munich, Germany
    • ESO inviting Party: G Carraro
    • Scientific interests: Trans-Neptunian objects photometry; Exoplanet search
  • Dominique NAEF
    • Dates of stay: July 2 - 6, 2009
    • Institution: Geneva Observatory, Switzerland
  • Nelson PADILLA
    • Dates of stay: November 6, 2008 - January 31, 2009
    • Institution: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
    • ESO inviting Party: M. West
  • Christina PAPADAKI
    • Dates of stay: February 16 - April 15, 2009
    • Institution: National Observatory of Athens, Greece
    • ESO inviting Party: L. Schmidtobreick
    • Scientific interests: Photometry and spectroscopy of cataclysmic variables; Indirect imaging techniques; Nova-likes, Dwarf Novae, Post novae
  • Patrick PETITJEAN
    • Dates of stay: March 9 - 24, 2009
    • Institution: Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, France
    • ESO inviting Party: C. Ledoux
  • Thomas PUZIA
    • Dates of stay: October 27 - November 5, 2009
    • Institution: Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Victoria, Canada
    • Inviting party: M. West
    • Scientific interests: Star clusters and star cluster systems; Stellar populations and population synthesis models; Galaxy formation and evolution
  • Matt RICHTER
    • Dates of stay: January 9 - February 6, 2009
    • Institution: University of California at Davis, USA
    • ESO inviting Party: D. Nuernberger
  • Pablo RODRIGUEZ
    • Dates of stay: January 9 - 28, 2009
    • Institution: Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Tenerife, Spain
    • ESO inviting Party: L. Schmidtobreick
    • Scientific interests: Cataclysmic variables; Accretion
  • Reinhold SCHAAF
    • Dates of stay: August 19 - 22, 2009
    • Institution: Argelander-Institut für Astronomie, Bonn University, Germany
    • Inviting party: D. Garcia
  • Rebeca SORIA
    • Dates of stay: June 12 - July 15, 2009
    • Institution: Observatorio Astronomico Nacional, Madrid, Spain
    • Inviting party: I. De Gregorio
    • Scientific Interests: Circumstellar masers in AGB stars; Masers in High-mass and Low-mass star-forming regions; VLBI (Very Long Baseline Interferometry)
  • Bringfried STECKLUM
    • Dates of stay: June 10 - 16, 2009
    • Institution: Thueringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg, Germany
    • Inviting party: J. Scharwaechter
  • Carlos TORRES
    • Dates of stay: May 13 - 16, 2009
    • Institution: Laboratorio Nacional de Astrofisica, Itajuba, Brazil
    • Inviting party: M. Sterzik
    • Scientific interests: Young stars; Young Nearby Association
  • Leonardo VANZI
    • Dates of stay: May 12 - December 31, 2009 (occasional visits)
    • Institution: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
    • Inviting party: M. West
  • Catherine VLAHAKIS
    • Dates of stay: January 5 - 30, 2009
    • Institution: Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands
    • ESO inviting Party: A. Lundgren
    • Scientific interests: Sub-mm galaxies at high and low redshift; Star formation and evolution in nearby galaxies; Dust in nearby galaxies
  • Paul VREESWIJK
    • Dates of stay: February 11 - March 11, 2009
    • Institution: Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen University, Denmark
    • ESO inviting Party: C. Ledoux & A. Smette
    • Scientific interests: Gamma-Ray Burst afterglows; QSO absorption lines; Re-ionization
  • Günther WITZEL
    • Dates of stay: May 19 - 22, 2009
    • Institution: University of Cologne, Germany
    • Inviting party: J. Scharwaechter
  • Simone ZAGGIA
    • Dates of stay: October 20 - November 14, 2009
    • Institution: INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Italy
    • Inviting party: Y. Momany
    • Scientific interests: Galactic structure; Dwarf galaxies; Globular clusters