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About KICP Visitor Program

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 Visitors page, 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 Application form.

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.

Letters from Visitors

Professor Thomas J. Weiler, Vanderbilt University

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 history.

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
Vanderbilt University

Stelios Kazantzidis, University of Zurich

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.

Stelios Kazantzidis
University of Zurich


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Last update: June 26, 2005