Senior Visitors in 2017

  • Michael ALBROW
    • Dates of stay: December 5, 2017 - January 22, 2018
    • Institution: University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
    • Scientific interests: Astronomical data analysis and instrumentation; Globular clusters; Gravitational lensing; Microlensing; Searching for extra-solar planets; Transits
    • ESO inviting party: G. Mathys
  • Stefano BAGNULO
    • Dates of stay: January 9 - 20, 2017
    • Institution: Armagh Observatory & Planetarium, UK
    • ESO inviting party: A. Smette
  • Myriam BENISTY
    • Dates of stay: April 24 - June 30, 2017
    • Institution: Univ. Grenoble-Alpes, France & Cerro Calan, Univ. de Chile
    • ESO inviting party: C. Melo
  • David CATLING
    • Dates of stay: October 30 - November 26, 2017
    • Institution: University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    • Scientific interests: Planetary atmosphere origin & evolution (see Catling & Kasting [2017] Atmospheric Evolution on Inhabited and Lifeless Worlds, Cambridge Univ Press); Exoplanet biosignatures; Astrobiology
    • ESO inviting party: J. Melnick, C. Melo
  • Gael CHAUVIN
    • Dates of stay: February 28 - March 31, 2017; April 24 - June 30, 2017
    • Institution: Univ. Grenoble-Alpes & Obs Grenoble, France; Cerro Calan, Univ. de Chile
    • ESO inviting party: C. Melo
  • Arianna CORTESI
            Dates of stay: April 17 - April 24, 2017
            Institution: IAG, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
            ESO inviting party: Y. Jaffe
  • Thomas DE JAEGER
    • Dates of stay: April 3 - April 22, 2017
    • Institution: University of California at Berkeley, USA
    • ESO inviting party: J. Anderson
  • Dainis DRAVINS
    • Dates of stay: February 3 - April 1, 2017
    • Institution: Lund University, Sweden
    • Scientific interests: Stellar spectroscopy, physics of precise radial velocities; Stellar surface structure and exoplanet transits; Optical instrumentation, very-long-baseline optical interferometry
    • ESO inviting party: C. Melo
  • Paul ELLIOTT
    • Dates of stay: February 4 - 12, 2017
    • Institution: York University, Toronto, Canada
    • Scientific interests: Young nearby Moving groups; Multiplicity; Formation of very wide binaries
    • ESO inviting party: C. Melo
  • Richard ELLIS
    • Dates of stay: February 14 - 24, 2017
    • Institution: ESO, Garching
    • ESO inviting party: C. Melo
  • Eric EMSELLEM
    • Dates of stay: November 7 - 12, 2017
    • Institution: ESO, Garching
  • Ken FREEMAN
    • Dates of stay: May 15 - June 16, 2017
    • Institution: Australia National University, Canberra
    • Scientific interests: Galaxies; Milky Way; Dark Matter
    • ESO inviting party: C. Melo
  • Lucia GUAITA
    • Dates of stay: March 13 - August 31, 2017; September 12 - October 31, 2017
    • Institution: Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma-INAF, Italy
    • Scientific interests: Star-forming galaxies at high redshift: I am interested in their Lyman alpha emission and in the phenomena allowing the escape of Lyman alpha photons out of the galaxy; Effect of environment in star-forming galaxies and in particular in Lyman alpha emitters (ongoing project with E. Pompei); Detection of [CII]158 micron from z~7 star-forming galaxies with ALMA: redshift confirmation and star-formation rate estimation
    • ESO inviting party: E. Pompei
  • Claudia GUTIERREZ
    • Dates of stay: November 14 - 17, 2017
    • Institution: Southampton University, UK
    • ESO inviting party: J. Anderson
  • Petr KABATH
    • Dates of stay: November 20 - 24, 2017
    • Institution: Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague
    • ESO inviting party: E. Sedaghati
  • Sthabile KOLWA
    • Dates of stay: August 11 - 15, 2017
    • Institution: ESO Garching Science Office
    • ESO inviting party: C. Melo
  • Jens-Kristian KROGAGER
    • Dates of stay: January 9 - February 10, 2017
    • Institution: IAP, France
    • ESO inviting party:  C. Ledoux
  • Anne-Marie LAGRANGE
    • Dates of stay: April 13 - May 23, 2017
    • Institution: University of Grenoble-Alpes, France
    • Scientific interests: Extra-Solar Planets, High Contrast Imaging, Planetary Systems: Debris Disks
    • ESO inviting party: J. Milli
  • Sebastian LOPEZ
    • Dates of stay: March 14 - August 31, 2017
    • Institution: DAS – Cerro Calan, Universidad de Chile
    • ESO inviting party: C. Ledoux
  • Elena MASON
    • Dates of stay: May 15 - 29, 2017
    • Institution: INAF-Trieste, Italy
    • Scientific interests: classical nova ejecta; interacting binaries; stellar mergers and high spectral resolution spectrographs
    • ESO inviting party: L. Schmidtobreick
  • Lorenzo MONACO
    • Dates of stay: February 15 - 17, 2017
    • Institution: UNAB, Chile
    • ESO inviting party: C. Melo
  • Pasquier NOTERDAEME
    • Dates of stay: December 1, 2016 - February 16, 2017
    • Institution: IAP, France
    • ESO inviting party:  C. Ledoux
  • Karen POLLARD
    • Dates of stay: December 5, 2017 - January 22, 2018
    • Institution: College of Science, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
    • Scientific interests: High resolution spectroscopy; Late stages of stellar evolution; Radially and non-radially pulsating stars; Search for extra-solar planets using microlensing and transits; Type II Cepheids and RV Tauri stars
    • ESO inviting party: G. Mathys
  • Federica RICCI
    • Dates of stay: February 27 - June 1, 2017
    • Institution: Universita Degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
    • Scientific interests: AGN /Galaxy coevolution; BH scaling relation; Role of AGN in the reionization
    • ESO inviting party: E. Sani
  • Andrew RIVKIN
    • Dates of stay: April 17 - April 19, 2017
    • Institution: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, US
    • ESO inviting party: B. Yang
  • Martin M. ROTH
    • Dates of stay: January 20 - 25, 2017
    • Institution: AIP Potsdam Univ., Germany
    • ESO inviting party: A. Smette
  • Ivo SEITENZHAL
    • Dates of stay: March 20 - 22, 2017
    • Institution: Australia National University
    • ESO inviting party: F. Vogt
  • Yun-Kyeong SHEEN
    • Dates of stay: May 22 - 26,  2017
    • Institution: KASI-Corea / U de Concepcion
    • ESO Inviting party: Y. Jaffe
  • Aleksandra SOLARZ
    • Dates of stay: October 20, 2017 - January 9, 2018
    • Institution: National Center for Nuclear Research, Warsaw, Poland
    • ESO inviting party: R. Thomas
  • Giovanni STRAZZULLA
    • Dates of stay: April 17 - April 29, 2017
    • Institution: INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania
    • ESO inviting party: B. Yang
  • Leo VANZI
    • Dates of stay: April 24 - June 30,  2017; September 25 - December 25, 2017
    • Institution: P. Univ. Catolica de Chile
    • Working with: M. Jones
  • Irina YEGOROVA
    • Dates of stay: February 16 - March 1, 2017
    • Institution: UNAB, Chile
    • ESO inviting party: C. Melo