IMPRS seminar winter term 2005/06

The IMPRS seminar is meant to provide a central meeting opportunity for all IMPRS students in order to exchange ideas and experience.
In the winter term, the IMPRS seminar is held as a "Oberseminar", ie. as literature seminar discussing current research highlights as well as fundamental knowledge from recent astrophysics literature.
In the summer term, the IMPRS seminar is held as an advanced seminar ("Fortgeschrittenenseminar") with presentations of ongoing thesis projects.
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 IMPRS seminar winter term 2005/06:
Location: Seminar room I, physics building, Albert-Ueberle-Str. 3-5 (Faculty building)
Date: Thursday, 17:15
Docents: Prof. W.Duschl (WJD) ; PD Ch.Fendt (CF) ;
Prof. K.Meisenheimer (KM) ; Prof. H.-W. Rix (HWR)
Please, prepare for a 20 min presentation plus 10 min discussion
IMPRS will check for regular attendence

Seminar schedule (as of Jan. 11, 2006):
Date Speaker Topic Supervisor
03/11 Marik Barnabe Heider Neutrino masses and oscillations KM
10/11 Steve Boudreault Early evolution of giant planets CF
17/11 Vernesa Smolcic Growth of massive black holes: observations HWR
24/11 Isabel Franco Rico The first stars CF
24/11 Dusan Budjas H.E.S.S. telescope: measurement principles KM
01/12 Thomas Tam Stochastic electron acceleration Sag A* WJD
01/12 Victoria Rodriguez Massive star formation CF
08/12 no seminar
15/12 Svitlana Zhukovska How massive single stars end their life CF
15/12 Martin Hennemann Intermediate mass black holes CF
22/12 no seminar
05/01 no seminar
12/01 Oscar Esquivel Physics of neutron stars CF
12/01 Markus Janson Radiation pressure in massive star formation CF
19/01 Claudia Mignone Active galactic nuclei: reverberation mapping HWR
19/01 Marta Zub Universal dark matter profile of galaxies HWR
26/01 Giulia Vannoni Shock acceleration KM
26/01 Slavo Hnatic Inverse Compton / synchrotron self-Compton KM
02/02 Marie-Helene Nicol Dark energy: obervational challenge HWR
02/02 Dominikus Heinzeller Monte Carlo techniques for radiative transfer WJD
09/02 Xuepeng Chen Accretion disks CF