IMPRS seminar

IMPRS seminar winter term 2018/19

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 2018/19
   Seminarraum 105, Philosophenweg 12
Date:    Thursday, 17:15 - 18:45
Tutors:    Christian Fendt (CF), Klaus Meisenheimer (KM)
   Please prepare for a strictly <20 min presentation plus 5-10 min discussion.
        IMPRS will check for regular attendence
   Seminar schedule:
Speaker Topic
 18/10   Christian Fendt  IMPRS seminar rules, selection of talk topics  CF
 18/10   Christian Fendt
 Introduction to IMPRS-HD - questions / answers  CF
  Thomas Jackson
 The star formation law in galactic disks - globally and spatially resolved   (Kennicutt etal).  KM
  Vincent Carpenter
 Tests of General Relativity from Timing the Double Pulsar   (Kramer etal. 2006)  CF
 01/11   no seminar
 Public holiday  
 08/11   Gustavo Medina Toledo  The chemical composition of the Sun   (Asplund etal. 2009)  CF
 08/11   Giancarlo Mattia
 Nonthermal radiation processes: Synchrotron and inverse Compton radiation  (Rybicki & Lightman)  KM
 15/11   Jacob Isbell  The first stars (Bromm & Larson 2004)  CF
 15/11   Gregorii Smirnov
 Galactic Stellar and Substellar Initial Mass Function  (Chabrier 2003)  CF
 22/11   Katja Reichert
 Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA): Instrument and Methods (Wootten & Thompson 2009)  KM
 22/11   Francesco Conte
 Multimessenger Obs. of a Flaring Blazar Coincident with High-Energy Neutrino IceCube-170922A  (Icecube collaboration 2018, 2013)  KM
 29/11   Caroline Gieser
 Measurement of the rate of nu_e +d -> p+e- interactions produced by 8B Solar neutrinos at the SNO (Ahmad etal. 2001)  CF
 29/11   Camille Bergez
 The spectral classes L and T (Kirkpatrick 2005)  CF
 06/12   Paz Bluhm
 Theory of brown dwarfs and giant planets (Burrows etal. 2001)  CF
 06/12   Ismael Pessa
 The M_bh-sigma relation: obs. evidence and relevance for galaxy formation models (e.g. Ferrarese & Merritt 2000)  KM
 13/12   Theodora Xylaki  Gravitational Waves, Gamma rays and Light from merger of neutron stars (e.g. Abbott etal.2017)  KM
  Marcelo Barraza
 Gravitational Waves, Gamma rays and Light from merger of neutron stars (e.g. Abbott etal 2017)  KM
 20/12   Theodoros Soultanis
 Gamma-ray bursts  (Meszaros  2006),  Gamma Ray Bursts: basic facts and ideas (Ghisellini 2011)  CF
 20/12   Oliver Voelkel
 Jets from young stars (e.g. Mundt & Fried 1983)  CF
 10/01   Christoph Engler
 Measuring Cosmology with Supernovae (Perlmutter & Schmidt)  KM
 10/01   Irham Andika
 Weak lensing as a tool to constrain Dark Energy (Schneider;  Bartelmann & Schneider)  KM
  Jonas Kemmer  The Galactic Center  (Genzel etal 2010;  Eckart etal 2006)  KM
 17/01   Liz Flores  Doppler Tomographie (Vogt etal  1987; Marsh & Horne 1988)  CF
 24/01   Sofia Savvidou  WMAP: Microwave background results after 7 years (Komatsu et l 2011; Hinshaw etal 2009)  KM
 24/01   Samantha Brown  The dichotomy between red and blue galaxies: past and present  (Kauffmann etal 2003ab; Bell etal 2004)  KM
 31/01   Mattis Magg  A powerful local shear instability in weakly magn disks (Balbus & Hawley)  CF
 31/01   Victor Ksoll  Hydromagnetic flows from accretion discs and the production of radio jets  (Blandford & Payne 1982, Pudritz etal 2007)  CF
 07/02   Peter Rodenkirch  The CO-to-H_2 Conversion Factor (Bolatto etal 2013)  KM
  Mischa Breuhaus
 Physics of Neutron stars    (Lattimer & Prakash 2004)  CF
 07,14/02   Alina Boecker  Gaia Data Release 2: Observational Hertzsprung-Russell diagrams (Gaia data release 2; A&A 616, A10)  KM

Links to IMPRS seminars before WS 2014/15:

( WS = winter term, SS = summer term, BS = workshop seminar (retreat) )

WS 2013/14 SS 2014 BS 2014
WS 2012/13 SS 2013 BS 2013
WS 2011/12 SS 2012 BS 2012
WS 2010/11 SS 2011 BS 2011
WS 2009/10 SS 2010 BS 2010
WS 2008/09 SS 2009 BS 2009
WS 2007/08 SS 2008 BS 2008
WS 2006/07 SS 2007 BS 2007
WS 2005/06 SS 2006
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