IMPRS seminar WS14/15

IMPRS seminar winter term 2014/15

The IMPRS seminar provides a central meeting opportunity for all IMPRS fellows in order to exchange ideas and experience from different research areas.
In the winter term, the IMPRS seminar is held as a "Oberseminar", ie. as literature seminar with presentations of current research highlights and of fundamental papers in the astrophysics literature.
In the summer term, the IMPRS seminar is held as an advanced research seminar ("Fortgeschrittenenseminar") with doctoral candidates presenting their ongoing thesis project.
After the 1st academic year of an IMPRS generation, the IMPRS seminar continues in the 2nd year as a seminar workshop - an external retreat of 3-4 days during which IMPRS fellows present an update of their thesis projects.

       The IMPRS seminar (winter term 2014/15):
     Location:      Seminarraum 105, Philosophenqweg 12
     Date:       Thursday, 17:15
     Tutors:        Christian Fendt (CF); Thorsten Lisker (TL); Klaus Meisenheimer (KM)
Please prepare for a strictly 25 min presentation plus 10 min discussion.

IMPRS will check for regular attendence

Seminar schedule:
Date Speaker Topic Tutor
23/10 Fendt Allocation of talks
06/11 Anna Schauer The Laniakea supercluster of galaxies (Tully et al. 2014) TL
06/11 Rainer Weinberger The specific frequencies of ultra-compact dwarf galaxies (Mieske et al. 2012) TL
13/11 Maria Jesus Jimenez The spectral classes L and T (Kirkpatrick ARAA 2005) CF
13/11 Clio Bertelli Theory of brown dwarfs and giant planets (Burrows et al. RMP 65, 2001) CF
20/11 Carsten Littek Hydromagnetic flows from accretion discs and the production of radio jets (Blandford & Payne 1982, Pudritz etal 2007) CF
20/11 Christian Arnold Galactic Stellar and Substellar Initial Mass Function (Chabrier PASP 2003) CF
27/11 Adriana Pohl The Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA): Instrument and Methods (A. Wootten and A.R. Thompson: The Atacama Large Millimeter Array,2009) KM
27/11 Alexander Tsupko AGN jets: Chandra viewpoint CF
04/12 Katharina Wollenberg The Galactic Center (Genzel, et al. 2010, Schartmann et al 2012) KM
04/12 Thales Gutcke Physics of Neutron stars (Lattimer & Prakash Science 2004) CF
11/12 Andreas Schreiber Measuring Cosmology with Supernovae (Perlmutter & Schmidt) KM
18/12 Carolin Wittmann Black holes in binary systems. Observ. appearance (Shakura & Sunyaev 1973), Accretion discs in astrophysics (Pringle 1981) CF
18/12 Tim Tugendhat The Next Generation Virgo Cluster Survey. VIII. The Spatial Distribution of Globular Clusters in the Virgo Cluster (Durell et al. 1014) TL
no seminar Christmas Holidays
08/01 Jolanta Kryzszkowska Testing General Relativity with Pulsar Timing (Stairs 2003) CF
08/01 Michael Rugel A powerful local shear instability in weakly magnetized disks (Balbus and Hawley 1991) CF
15/01 Sara Rezaei Khoshbakht The SAURON project - XX. The Spitzer [3.6]-[4.5] colour in early-type galaxies: colours, colour gradients and inverted scaling relations (Peletier et al. 2012) TL
15/01 Valeriy Vasilev High-Energy Cosmic Neutrinos Detected by IceCube (Icecube collaboration 2013) KM
22/01 Taras Panamarev Galaxy population properties of the massive X-ray luminous galaxy c luster XDCP J0044.0-2033 at z = 1.58 (Fassbender et al. 2014) TL
22/01 Xiaona Sun Unified Models for AGN (Antonucci 1993, Urry & Padovani 1995) KM
29/01 Kai Wang Nonthermal radiation processes: Synchrotron and inverse Compton radiation (Rybicki, Lightman) KM
29/01 Chiara Mazzucchelli Ram pressure and dusty red galaxies - key factors in the evolution of the multiple cluster system Abell 901/902 (Boesch et al. 2013) TL
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