IMPRS seminar

IMPRS seminar winter term 2023/24

This is the webpage for the ongoing IMPRS seminar. For past seminars please check the links to the seminar archive above.

The IMPRS seminar provides a central meeting opportunity for all IMPRS fellows for scientific and social exchange. 

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.




    Current IMPRS seminar  -  winter  term 2023/24
 Seminar room R105,   Philosophenweg 12
Date:    Thursday, 17:30 - 18:45        Starting date:  19.10.2023
Tutors:    Christian Fendt (CF),  Brian Reville (BR)
   Please prepare for a strictly <25 min presentation plus 5-10 min discussion.
        IMPRS will check for regular attendence
   Seminar schedule:
Speaker Topic
 19/10   Christian Fendt / Brian Reville
 Selection of seminar talk topics & slots  
 19/10   Christian Fendt
 Essentials of IMPRS-HD  
  Angelique  Kahle
 Local Helioseismology: Three-Dimensional Imaging of the Solar Interior; Gizon et al. (2010)   CF
 02/11   Nika Lipatova
 Galaxy Formation and Reionization: Key Unknowns and Expected Breakthroughs by the JWST,  Robertson (2022)   BR
 09/11   Joris Josiek
 Physics of Neutron stars, Lattimer & Prakash, Science (2004)   CF
 09/11   Anirudh Ravishankar
 A theory of the interstellar medium: three components regulated by supernova explosions in an inhomogeneous substrate, McKee & Ostriker (1977)   BR
 16/11   Abhinna Sundar
 Star Formation in the Milky Way and Nearby Galaxies, Kennicutt & Evans (2012)   BR
 16/11   Natascha Sattler
 Massive black hole binaries from runaway collisions: the impact of metallicity, Mapelli (2016)   BR
 23/11   Anna Lena Schsaible
 Theory of brown dwarfs and giant planets;  Burrows et al. (2001)   CF
 23/11   Jonas Sauter
 The interstellar environment of our galaxy;  Ferrière (2001)   BR
 30/11   Daniel Walter
 Quasars and galaxy formation, Silk & Rees (1998)   BR
  Elisa Schösser
 Magnetars, Kaspi & Beloborodov (2017)   BR
 07/12   Richard Hoppe
 Radiation-driven winds in Of stars, Castor et al. (1975)   BR
 07/12   Karin Kjellgren
 Big Bang Nucleosynthesis: Alpher et al. (1948), "The Origin of Chemical Elements", Cyburt et al. (2016), "Big bang nucleosynthesis: Present status"   CF
 14/12  Navonil Saha  A Universal Density Profile from Hierarchical Clustering,  Navarro et al.  (1997)   CF
 14/12  Dimitris Chatzgiannakis
 Revisiting the Unified Model of AGN; Netzer (2015)   CF
 21/12  David Trevascus
 Observation of high-energy neutrinos from the Galactic plane, Icecube Collaboration, (2023) Sci...380.1338I   BR
 21/12  Nina Mackensen
 Gamma Ray Bursts are ‘cosmological', 1986ApJ...308L..43P   CF
 11/01  Paola Vaccaro  The Theory of Pulsar Winds and Nebulae; Kirk et al. (2009)   BR
 11/01  Johanna Mueller-Horn  Binary Black Hole Mergers in the First Advanced LIGO Observing Run; Abott et al 2016   CF
 18/01  Michael Cecil  Tests of General Relativity from Timing the Double Pulsar; Kramer et al., Science (2006)   CF
 18/01  Marco Vetter  A Powerful Local Shear Instability in Weakly Magnetized Disks. I. Linear Analysis, Balbus & Hawley (1991)   BR
 25/01  Dominik Ostertag
 Hydromagnetic Dynamo Models., Parker (1955)   BR
 Simon Reyes Reyes  The acceleration of cosmic rays in shock fronts - I.;  Bell (1978)   BR
 01/02  Iliana Cortes  The Evolution and Structure of Pulsar Wind Nebulae; Gaensler & Slane (2006)   BR
 01/02   Johannes Bennemann  Measurement of the Rate of nu_+d ->p+e- interactions produced by 8B Solar neutrinos at the SNO  (Ahmad et al. 2001)   CF
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