IMPRS seminar

IMPRS seminar winter term 2019/20

This is the webpage for the ongoing IMPRS seminar. For past seminars please check the seminar archive below.

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 literature seminar ("Oberseminar") with presentations about of current research highlights and/or fundamental papers in the astrophysics literature.
In the summer term, the IMPRS seminar is held as an advanced research seminar ("Fortgeschrittenenseminar") with the IMPRS fellows presenting their 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 the IMPRS fellows present an update of their thesis project.

Visitors are welcome! The seminar is open for non-IMPRS students.

        Current IMPRS seminar  -  winter  term 2019/20
   Seminarraum 105, Philosophenweg 12
Date:    Thursday, 17:15 - 18:45
Tutors:    Christian Fendt (CF);  Klaus Meisenheimer (KM);  Paola Piniilla (PP)
   Please prepare for a strictly <20 min presentation plus 5-10 min discussion.
        IMPRS will check for regular attendence
   Seminar schedule:
Speaker Topic
 17/10   Christian Fendt   Talk selection - seminar schedule  
  IMPRS overview & rules  
  Paola Pinilla
  Work and Personal Life Balance  
  Presentation Skills (talks, papers & posters)  
 31/10   Ekaterina Semenova   Magnetars (Kaspi & Beleborodov, 2017)    CF
 31/10   Emily Hunt   Cosmological tests of gravity (Ferreira, 2019)    CF
 07/11   Raul Dominguez   Spatially resolved rotation of the broad-line region of a quasar at sub-parsec scale. (Gravity Collaboration 2018)   KM
 07/11   Laura Olivera Nieto
  Gravitational Waves, Gamma rays and Light from merger of neutron stars  (Abott et al. 2017)   KM
 14/11   Fabian Scheuermann   Multiple Stellar Populations in Globular Clusters   PP
 14/11   Nicolas Kurtovic   Masses, Radii, and the Equation of State of Neutron Stars  (Oezel & Freire 2016)   CF
 21/11   Kristoffer Nielsen   The Evolution of the Intergalactic Medium  (McQuinn 2016)   CF
 21/11   Hitesh Lala
  The Galaxy in Context: Structural, Kinematic, and Integrated Properties  (Bland-Hawthorn & Gerhard 2016)   CF
 28/11   Sofia Rojas Ruiz   The Formation and Early Evolution of Low-Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs   PP
 28/11   Matthew Gent   Planet-Disk Interaction and Orbital Evolution   PP
 05/12   Robert Latka   Local Helioseismology: Three-Dimensional Imaging of the Solar Interior (Gizon et al. 2010)   CF
 05/12   Siddhant Deshmukh
  Exoplanetary Atmospheres: Key Insights, challenges, and Prospects   PP
 12/12   Da Eun Kang   The star formation law in galactic disks --  globally and spatially resolved  (Kennicutt et al. 2012)   KM
  Li-Hsin Chen   Short-Duration Gamma-Ray Bursts  (Berger 1014)   CF
 19/12   Ilin Lazar   Origins of Hot Jupiters                Note: re-located to nHs = neuer Hoersaal, separate building 30m below Phil 12   PP
 19/12   Riccardo Franceschi   Measuring Cosmology with Supernovae   (Perlmutter & Schmidt)   KM
  Xmas - New year break
  Gideon Yoffe
 09/01   Toni Peter   Six Decades of Spiral Density Wave Theory  (Shu, 2016)   CF
 16/01   Simon Steinmassl   Multimessenger observations of a flaring blazar coincident with high-energy neutrino IceCube-170922A  (Icecube collaboration 2018)   KM
 16/01   Jaeyeon Kim
  The CO to H2 conversion factor  (Boratto et al. 2013)   KM
 23/01   Loke Loennblad Ohlin
  Dust Evolution and the Formation of Planetesimals    PP
 23/01   Javier Moran Fraile
  The Astrophysics of Ultrahigh-Energy Cosmic Rays  (Kotera & Kumiko 2011)   CF
 30/01   Timmy Delage   Revisiting the Unified Model of Active Galactic Nuclei  (Netzer 2015)   KM
  Jonas Syed   WMAP: Microwave background results after 7 years (Komatsu et al. 2011)   KM
 30/01   Erica Hopkins
  Debris Disks: Structure, Composition and Variability   PP
  Diego Sotillo Ramos   Adaptive optics for astronomy   CF
 06/02   Yu Fung Wong   Gravitational Instabilities in Circumstellar Disks   PP
  Nils Schween   Nonthermal radiation processes: Synchrotron and inverse Compton radiation   KM