IMPRS seminar

IMPRS seminar winter term 2015/16

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.

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

        The current IMPRS seminar - winter term 2015/16
Location:    Seminarraum 105, Philosophenweg 12
Date:    Thursday, 17:15
Tutors:    Christian Fendt (CF);  Klaus Meisenheimer (KM);   Stefan Wagner (SW)
   Please prepare for a strictly <25 min presentation plus 10 min discussion.

   IMPRS will check for regular attendence

   Seminar schedule:
Speaker Topic
15/10 Christian Fendt     IMPRS rules and conditions - presentation and discussions        
15/10 Selection of seminar talk topics and slots
22/10 Hector Hiss Black holes in binary systems. Observ. appearance (Shakura & Sunyaev 1973)
Accretion discs in astrophysics  (Pringle 1981)
22/10 Jonas Frings Testing General Relativity with Pulsar Timing (Stairs 2003) CF
29/10 Fabian Klein Unified Models for AGN (Antonucci 1993; Urry & Padovani 1995) KM
29/10 Tobias Buck The star formation law in galactic disks - globally and spatially resolved (Kennicutt 1989; Bigiel et al. 2010) KM
05/11 Carla Bernhardt Physics of neutron stars (Lattimer & Prakash 2004) CF
05/11 Steffi Yen High redshift quasars (Nature, 2011) SW
12/11 Stefan Brems Theory of Brown dwars and giant planets  (Burrows et al. 2001, RvMP 65) CF
12/11 Neven Tomicic The physics of Gamma-Ray-Bursts (Piran 2004 RvMP 76)
Gamma Ray Bursts: basic facts and ideas (Ghisellini, IAU review, 2011)
19/11 Antonio D'Isanto The spectral classes L and T  (Kirkpatrick ARAA 2005) CF
19/11 Daniel Rahner Galactric centre: The passage of S2  (ApJ 692, 1075-1109 (2009) SW
26/11 Mayte Alfaro Cuello Gamma-ray flares   (HESS collaboration 2009, A&A 502, 749) SW
26/11 Christina Eilers The struxture of the Milky Way's bar outside the bulge    (Wegg et al., MNRAS 2015) SW
03/12 Melanie Hampel Multiple populations in globular clusters SW
03/12 Grigorios Katsoulakos A powerful local shear instability in weakly magn disks (Balbus & Hawley 1991) CF
10/12 Kseniia Sysolatina Weak lensing as a tool to constrain Dark Energy (Bartelmann & Schneider, Phys. Reports 340) KM
10/12 Vikas Joshi High-Energy Cosmic Neutrinos Detected by IceCube (Icecube collaboration 2013, Science 342) KM
17/12 Gigi Leung WMAP: Microwave background results after 7 years (Komatsu etal. 2011; Hinshaw etal. 2009) KM
17/12 Christos Voulleris Measuring Cosmology with Supernovae (Perlmutter & Schmidt, Lecture Notes in Physics 598) KM
no seminar Christmas  Holidays
07/01 Sven Buder Measurement of the Rate of nu_e +d ->p+e- interactions produced by 8B Solar neutrinos at the SNO (Ahmad et al. 2001) CF
07/01 Marcelo Tala Pinto Galactic Stellar and Substellar Initial Mass Function (Chabrier PASP 2003) CF
14/01 Kohannes King Nonthermal radiation processes: Synchrotron and inverse Compton radiation  (Rybicki & Lightman) KM
14/01 Priscilla Chauke Strong lensing by galaxies (ARAA 48, 2010) KM
21/01 Svenja Jacob Neutrino oscillations ( Preprint Janet Conrad ) KM
21/01 Hans Baehr The M_bh -sigma relation: observational evidence and relevance for galaxy formation models (Ferrarese & Merritt 2000; Haering & Rix 2004) KM
28/01 Mikhail Kovalev Fermi-Bubbles  (M. Su et al. 2010) SW
28/01 Johannes Esser GZK cutoff   (Abraham et al. 2008) SW
29/01  Aida Ahmadi  Adaptive Optics for Astronomy (Davies & Kasper, ARAA 50, 2012) KM
29/01 Natascha Manger Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA): Instrument and Method  (Wootten &Thompson 2009) KM
29/01 Sabina Puerckhauer Asteroseismology of Solar-type and Red-Giant Stars (Chaplin & Miglio, ARAA 51, 2013) KM
29/01 Matthias Samland Doppler images of rotating stars using maximum entropy image reconstruction (Vogt et al. 1987)
Images of accretion discs. II - Doppler tomography(Marsh & Horne 1988)
29/01 Bekdaulet Shukirgaliyev Evolutionary models for solar metallicity low-mass stars: mass-magnitude relationships and color-magnitude diagrams (Baraffe et al. 1998) CF
29/01 Yulong Zhuang Maps of Dust Infrared Emission for Use in Estimation of Reddening and Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation Foregrounds (Schlegel et al. 1998, ApJ 500, 525) CF
29/01 Robert Reischke Hydromagnetic flows from accretion discs and the production of radio jets  (Blandford & Payne 1982) CF
29/01 Alex Hygate The Low-luminosity End of the Radius-Luminosity Relationship for Active Galactic Nuclei (Bentz et al., 2013) SW
04/02 Sebastian Bustamente Shock Acceleration  (Bell 1978, MNRAS 182, 147) KM
04/02 Daniel Haydon HE electrons in the ISM  (Abdo et al., ApJ, 703, 2009) SW
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