IMPRS seminar winter term 2006/07

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 presentations of the 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 2006/07, Oberseminar:
Location: Seminar room 1, physics building, Albert-Ueberle-Str. 3-5 (Faculty building)
Date: Thursday, 17:15
Docents: PD Ch.Fendt (CF) ; Prof. K.Meisenheimer (KM) ;
Prof. H.-W. Rix (HWR) ; Prof. J. Wambsganss (JKW)
Please, prepare for a 20 - 30 min presentation plus 10 min discussion
IMPRS will check for regular attendence

Seminar schedule (as of December 8, 2006):
Date Speaker Topic Tutor
19/10 Alessandro Berton Star formation in turbulent interstellar gas CF
26/10 Aday Robaina Type Ia supernova discoveries at z>1 from HST HWR
02/11 Andreas Ernst The initial mass function of stars CF
02/11 Andres Carmona The center of the Milky Way JKW
09/11 Giovanna Pedaletti Clusters of galaxies KM
09/11 Jamie O'Sullivan Synchrotron radiation
16/11 Surhud More Methods of radio interferometry KM
23/11 Ros Skelton Galactic bridges and tails HWR
23/11 Matteo Bocchi How to tell a jet from a balloon: GRB beaming CF
30/11 Javier Rodon Dwarfs Cooler than ``M'' CF
07/12 Yolanda Sestayo The jet of M87 KM
07/12 Cassie Fallscheer Evolutionary models for solar metallicity low-mass stars CF
14/12 Rolf Kuiper H.E.S.S. telescope: measurement principles KM
14/12 Thomas Peters Theory of brown dwarfs and giant planets CF
21/12 Timo Anguita Extrasolar planets JKW
21/12 Stefanie Schwemmer Gamma-ray bursts JKW
04/01 no seminar
11/01 Thomas Greif Pop III star Formation JKW
18/01 Jean-Claude Waizmann Evolution of large-scale structure in a universe dominated by cold dark matter HWR
25/01 Christian Schwab The optical gravitational lensing experiment HWR
25/01 Marcello Cacciato Measuring the Hubble constant JKW
01/02 Michael Zatloukal Types of galaxies KM
01/02 Irina Golombek The Sloan Digital Sky Survey: methods and highlights KM
08/02 Anton Vasyunin What is a planet? JKW
08/02 Emanuel Ziegler The formation of galactic discs HWR
15/02 Jonathan Downing The star formation law in galactic disks HWR
15/02 Bagmeet Behera Black holes in binary systems. Observational appearance CF