We have an active program of visitors to our Institute.
In keeping with our mission, we encourage and support visits from scientists who have interests, or who
wish to develop interests, in several of the areas in which we do research. This helps the
cross-fertilization that we find important for advances in Cosmological Physics. On our main
you can find out who is currently visiting and who has visited us in the recent past.
If you would like to visit our Institute, please contact any of our members or fill in a Visitor
Note: If you have reached this page because you wish to visit the KICP and are in need of maps,
directions, etc., please see our Location page.
Thanks for your interest in the KICP.
I benefited tremendously from the KICP Visitor's Program. KICP sabbatical
support allowed me to spend two burdenless months at arguably the premier
institution for cosmology in this country, and possibly in the world. KICP
is now part of my history, and I am honored to be a part of its early
The theoretical work I accomplished there (published in Physics Letters B,
with co-authors Anchordoqui, Goldberg, and Halzen) concerns the emerging
field of high-energy neutrino astrophysics. It is thought that cosmic ray
neutrinos may be measured first by the Pierre Auger Project. Consequently,
the fact that I was able to share an office with one Auger PI (Alan
Watson) and rub shoulders with another (Jim Cronin) on a daily basis was
very useful and exciting. Of further benefit was the daily activity in
other areas of cosmology and particle astrophysics. Numerous visitors
brought a constant stream of new ideas through the Center.
The most lasting benefit of my visit to KICP will probably be the
rekindling of several professional friendships with staff and other
visitors there, and the initiation of new friendships.
Thomas J Weiler
Professor of Physics & Astronomy
My main areas of research are computational astrophysics, N-body modeling,
formation and evolution of structures in the universe, hydrodynamical
simulations of galaxy mergers and dynamics of supermassive black holes. My
visit to KICP provided me with lots of opportunities to interact with its
scientists and visitors and establish numerous new collaborations. As a
result of such a collaboration I recently published (with Andrey Kravtsov
and Andrew Zentner) an article on one of the long standing problems on
theoretical cosmology: how dark matter halos modify their shape as a
result of hydrodynamical and dynamical processes. As a young scientist, I
found the Center's interdisciplinary atmosphere very inspiring and my visit
has opened new horizons in my understanding of science. I am looking
forward to an exciting and fruitful second year.
University of Zurich