Senior Visitors in 2012

  • Daniel ALBORNOZ
    • Dates of stay: March 15 - April 9, 2012
    • Institution: Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, France
    • ESO Inviting party: C. Ledoux
  • Daniel ASMUS
    • Dates of stay: May 16 - July 16, 2012
    • Institution: Kiel University, Germany
    • Scientific interests: Active Galactic Nuclei; Mid-infrared Observations; OH-line Atlas in the Near-Infrared
    • ESO Inviting party: A. Smette
  • Carlos Eduardo BARBOSA
    • Dates of stay: October 22-26, 2012
    • Institution: IAG-Universidad de Sao Paulo
    • ESO Inviting party: D. Gadotti, M. West
  • Juan Carlo BASTO
    • Dates of stay: October 22-26, 2012
    • Institution: IAG-Universidad de Sao Paulo
    • ESO Inviting party: D. Gadotti, M. West
  • Gustavo BAUME
    • Dates of stay: September 3 - 18, 2012
    • Institution: Observatorio de La Plata, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
    • ESO Inviting party: G. Carraro
  • Katherine BLUNDELL
    • Dates of stay: April 30, 2012 - May 03, 2012
    • Institution: Oxford University, UK
    • ESO Inviting party: M. West, L. Schmidtobreick
  • Igor CHILINGARIAN
    • Dates of stay: February 24 - March 8, 2012
    • Institution: Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg, France
    • ESO Inviting party: Steffen Mieske
  • Duilia Fernandes DE MELLO
    • Dates of stay: March 6 - 20, 2012; April 29 - June 2, 2012
    • Institution: Catholic University of America, Washington DC, USA
    • ESO Inviting party: M. West; T. Wiklind
  • Dainis DRAVINS
    • Dates of stay: January 23 - March 24, 2012
    • Institution: Lund Observatory, Sweden
    • Scientific Interests: High-precision optical observations; Direct imaging of stellar surfaces through kilometer-scale optical intensity interferometry using Cherenkov telescope arrays; Also involved in astrobiology projects
    • ESO Inviting party: C. Melo, W.-J. de Wit
  • Alessandro EDEROCLITE
    • Dates of stay: December 10 - 15, 2012
    • Institution: CEFCA, Spain
    • ESO Inviting party: V. Ivanov
  • Neal J. EVANS
    • Dates of stay: August 22, 2011 - August 15, 2012
    • Institution: University of Texas at Austin, USA
    • Scientific Interests: Star formation, Molecular clouds,Infrared and Radio Astronomy
    • ESO Inviting party: M. West, T. De Zeeuw
  • Michael GREGG
    • Dates of stay: November 30 - December 14, 2012
    • Institution: Department of Physics, University of California at Davis, USA
    • Scientific Interests: Stellar Populations in Early Type Galaxies; Tidal Destruction of Galaxies in Clusters; Red and Exotic Quasar Types
    • ESO Inviting party: M. West
  • Nissim KANEKAR
    • Dates of stay: March 1 - 30, 2012
    • Institution: National Centre for Radio Astrophysics of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research at Ganeshkhind, Pune, India
    • ESO Inviting party: S. Mieske
  • Minjin KIM
    • Dates of stay: July 16 - 24, 2012
    • Institution: National Radio Astronomy Observatory, USA
    • ESO Inviting party: T. Kim, M. West
  • Andreas KUEPPER
    • Dates of stay: September 3 - October 13, 2012
    • Institution: AIfA, Universitaet Bonn, Germany
    • Scientific interests: Analysis of deep VIMOS imaging data of Milky Way globular clusters; Investigate and detect the tidal debris of those clusters; Stellar dynamics of star clusters and dwarf galaxies
    • ESO Inviting party: S. Mieske, G. Carraro
  • March KUCHNER
    • Dates of stay: July 24 - 29, 2012
    • Institution: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory
    • ESO Inviting party: M. West
  • Bruno LEIBUNDGUT
    • Dates of stay: April 30, 2012 - May 08, 2012; July 30 - August 6, 2012
    • Institution: ESO, Garching
  • Gaspare LO CURTO
    • Dates of stay: August 6 - 25, 2012
    • Institution: ESO, Garching
  • Sebastian LOPEZ
    • Dates of stay: September 24 - November 30, 2012
    • Institution: Observatorio Cerro Calan, Universidad de Chile
    • Scientific interests: QSO/GRB afterglow absorption lines; Gravitational lensing; QSOs behind clusters survey
    • ESO Inviting party: C. Ledoux
  • Martin LOPEZ-CORREDOIRA
    • Dates of stay: November 14-20, 2012
    • Institution: IAC, Spain
    • Scientific interests: Morphology of the Milky Way; Galactic Dynamics; Tests of Observational Cosmology
    • ESO Inviting party: Y. Momany, G. Carraro
  • Elena MASON
    • Dates of stay: March 20 - 27, 2012
    • Institution: STScI, Baltimore, USA
    • ESO Inviting party: L. Schmidtobreick
  • Ronald MENNICKENT  
    • Dates of stay: April 09, 2012 - April 13, 2012
    • Institution: Universidad de Concepcion, Chile
    • Scientific Interests: Stellar Evolution, Stellar Populations, Variable Stars, Binary Stars
    • ESO Inviting party:  M. West, L. Schmidtobreick
  • Brent MISZALSKI
    • Dates of stay: January 6 - February 1, 2012
    • Institution: South African Astronomical Observatory
    • Scientific Interests: Planetary nebulae and their central stars; Common-envelope evolution; Late stages of stellar evolution
    • ESO inviting party: H. Boffin, D. Jones
  • Palle MOELLER
    • Dates of stay: October 15 - 30, 2012
    • Institution: ESO, Garching
  • Florencia MURATORE
    • Dates of stay: January 17 - February 17, 2012
    • Institution: Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
    • ESO Inviting party: W.-J. de Wit
  • Ue-Li PEN
    • Dates of stay: April 09, 2012 - May 06, 2012
    • Institution: CITA/University of Toronto, Canada
    • Scientific Interests: 21 cm Cosmology, Pulsar scattering, Ionized ISM structure
    • ESO Inviting party: M. West
  • Patrick PETITJEAN
    • Dates of stay: March 15 - 26, 2012
    • Institution: Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, France
    • ESO Inviting party: C. Ledoux
  • Dominique PROUST
    • Dates of stay: June 11 - July 7, 2012
    • Institution: GEPI - Observatoire Paris-Meudon, France
    • Scientific Interests: Dynamics and Evolution of Clusters and Superclusters of galaxies; Interactions between galaxies; Astronomy in the deaf community
    • ESO Inviting party: I. Saviane
  • Thorsten RATZKA
    • Dates of stay: December 3 - 10, 2012
    • Institution: Universit├Ąts-Sternwarte Munich
    • ESO Inviting party: Andre Mueller
  • Ricardo SALINAS
    • Dates of stay: May 14 - 18, 2012
    • Institution: University of Turku, Finland
    • ESO Inviting party: H. Boffin, M. West
  • Alex SMITH
    • Dates of stay: January 4 - 12, 2012
    • Institution: Keele University, UK
    • ESO Inviting party: P. Kabath
  • Katrien STEENBRUGGE
    • Dates of stay: April 23, 2012 - May 03, 2012; December 17 - 23, 2012
    • Institution: Universidad Catolica del Norte
    • ESO Inviting party: M. West, L. Schmidtobreick
  • Simone ZAGGIA
    • Dates of stay: March 26 - April 4, 2012
    • Institution: INAF/Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, Italy
    • ESO Inviting party: Y. Momany, I. Saviane