IMPRS seminar

IMPRS seminar winter term 2021/22

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 2021/22
   "Neuer Hoersaal", Philosophenweg 12 -- currently planned in presence mode
Date:    Thursday, 17:15 - 18:45
Tutors:     Christian Fendt (CF), Stefan Wagner (SW)
   Please prepare for a strictly <25 min presentation plus 5-10 min discussion.
        IMPRS will check for regular attendence
   Seminar schedule:
Speaker Topic
 21/10   Christian Fendt   Selection of seminar talk topics
 21/10   Christian Fendt
  Introduction to IMPRS  
  Nils Hoyer
  Masses, Radii, and the EoS of Neutron Stars; Özel & Freire, ARAA 54, 401  (2016)
 28/10   Lukas Eisert
  First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. I. The Shadow of the Supermassive  Black Hole, ApJ  875, L1, (2019)   SW
 04/11   Jan Eberhart
  The MW Black Hole; Andrea Ghez: 1998, ApJ 509, 678;  2008, ApJ 689, 1044   CF
 04/11   Klaus Paschek
  Theory of brown dwarfs and giant planets, Burrows et al. RMP 73, (2001)   CF
 11/11   Gaia Fabj
  Revisiting the Unified Model of AGN,  Netzer, ARAA 53, 365 (2015)
 11/11   Dhruv Muley   A powerful local shear instability in weakly magn disks, Balbus & Hawley (1991)   CF
 18/11   Lina Kimmig
  Physics of Neutron stars, Lattimer & Prakash, Science (2004)   CF
 18/11   Lynn Buchele   Cosmological Tests of Gravity,  Ferreira,  ARAA 57, 335 (2019)
 25/11   Shahede Ghafourizade
  High-z-quasars, Nature 474, 616 (2011)
 25/11   Rahul Ramesh   Observational evidence from SN for an accelerating universe and a cosmological constant, Riess  et al., AJ 116, 1009   SW
 02/12   Alexander Holas   Short GRBs and kilonovae; MNRAS 406, 2650 (2010)   SW
 02/12   Roel Lefever   Magnetars, Kaspi &  Beloborodov,  ARAA 55, 261 (2017)
 09/12   Lucia Haerer   Fermi-Bubbles; Su, Slatyer and Finkbeiner, Astrophys. J. 724, 1044 (2010)   SW
 09/12   Jan Henneco   The Assembly of the First Massive Black Holes,  Inayoshi, etal., ARAA 58, 27   SW
  Junia Goeller   Black holes in binary systems. Shakura & Sunyaev, (1973, A&A); Accretion discs in astrophysics (Pringle 1981, ARAA)   CF
    New year break
 13/01   Christian Sorgenfrei   Tests of General Relativity from Timing the Double Pulsar,  Kramer etal, Science (2006)   CF
 13/01   Alex Golovin   Adaptive Optics for Astronomy; Davies & Kasper; ARAA 50, 305 (2012)   CF
 20/01   Matheus Bernini   The Faintest Dwarf Galaxies,  Simon, ARAA  57, 375   SW
 20/01   Helena Ren   Short GRBs and kilonovae, MN 406, 2650 (2010)
 27/01   Rhys Seeburger   Gamma-ray Flares, HESS collaboration,  A&A 502, 749 (2009)
 27/01   Quentin Coppee   Timing Measurements of the  Relativistic Binary Pulsar PSR B1913+16, Weisberg et al, ApJ 722, 1030 (2010)
 03/02   Philipp Eitner   Local Helioseismology: Three-Dimensional Imaging of the Solar Interior;  Gizon, etal,  ARAA 48, 289  (2010)
 10/02   Jing Li   Detection of a Subparsec Diameter Disk in the Nucleus of NGC 4258, Greenhill etal., ApJ 440, 619   SW
 17/02   Xiangyu Zhang   Measurement of the Rate of nu_e +d ->p+e- interactions produced by 8B Solar neutrinos at the SNO (Ahmad et al. 2001)   CF
 17/02   Marten Scheuck   GZK cutoff,  Abraham, J. et al. (2008)   SW
 17/02   Molly Wells   HE electrons in the ISM, Abdo etal, ApJ 703,1249 (2009); ApJ 710,236, (2010)   SW
 17/02   Markus Kuhlberg   Doppler imaging: MNRAS 235, 269 (1988), ApJ 321, 496 (1987)


 17/02   Patricio Alister   The Astrophysics of Ultrahigh-Energy Cosmic Rays; Kotera & Olinto,  ARAA, 49, 119 (2011)


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