IMPRS seminar summer term 2010

The IMPRS seminar provides a central meeting opportunity for all IMPRS students 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 students 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 students present an update of their thesis projects.

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

The current IMPRS seminar (summer term 2010):
Location: Seminar room 1, physics building, Albert-Ueberle-Str. 3-5 (Faculty building)
Date: Thursday, 17:15
Tutors: Kees Dullemond (KD); Christian Fendt (CF);
Thorsten Lisker (TL);
Please, prepare for a 20 - 30 min presentation plus 10 min discussion
IMPRS will check for regular attendence

Seminar schedule (preliminary):
Date Speaker Topic Tutor
15/04 Eva Lefa The double pulsar system: a unique laboratory for gravity (Kramer & Wex 2009) CF
15/04 Raoul Haschke Extinction maps of the Magellanic Clouds CF
22/04 no seminar MPIA retreat
29/04 Tessel van der Laan Nuclear starburst rings; a biography KD
29/04 Rene Andrae Spin correlation of spiral galaxies CF
06/05 Ellen Simmat GALEX GAMA: How to do the photometry and what can be done with it? CF
06/05 Jochen Tackenberg Very early phases of massive star formation KD
13/05 no seminar Holiday (Ascension Day)
20/05 Federica Capranico Angular Momenta Correlations between galaxies TL
20/05 Faviola Molina Analysis of CO, density, and temperature distributions in simulated molecular clouds TL
27/05 Aram Giahi Statistical de-lensing of galaxy images for the observation of angular momentum couplings TL
27/05 Iwona Mochol Particle acceleration by rotating supermassive black holes CF
03/06 no seminar Holiday (Corpus Christi)
10/06 Chia-Chun Lu Observations of the Large Magellanic Cloud with H.E.S.S. CF
10/06 Alex Golubov Structure of the Milky Way disk KD
17/06 Natalie Raettig The global baroclinic instability KD
17/06 Daniel Seifried Magnetically driven outflows in massive star formation CF
24/06 Ervin Kafexhiu Excitation and destruction of nuclei in hot astrophysical plasmas around black holes CF
24/06 Mathias Jaeger The data reduction of the COMBO17+4 survey TL
01/07 Alessandra Grassi Baryonic Acoustic Oscillations with 3D weak lensing TL
01/07 Paul Boley Optical interferometry at 10 μm: Methods for studying the inner regions of MYSOs KD
08/07 Natalia Kudryavtseva Micro-arcsecond astrometry of exoplanet host stars and starburst clusters CF
08/07 Gustavo Dopcke The transition from Pop. III to Pop. II/I star formation KD
15/07 Eva Lefa Synchrotron-Compton emission from AGN jets CF
15/07 Fazeel Khan Dynamical friction of Massive Objects in Galactic Center TL
22/07 Crystal Brasseur Andromeda and the 7 dwarfs: the stellar populations of M31 at the faint end KD