IMPRS seminar winter term 2008/09

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 IMPRS seminar winter term 2008/09, Oberseminar:
Location: Seminar room 1, physics building, Albert-Ueberle-Str. 3-5 (Faculty building)
Date: Thursday, 17:15
Docents: PD Henrik Beuther (HB); PD Christian Fendt (CF);
Prof. Klaus Meisenheimer (KM); Prof. Hans-Walter Rix (HWR)
Please, prepare for a 20 - 30 min presentation plus 10 min discussion
IMPRS will check for regular attendence

Seminar schedule (preliminary):
Date Speaker Topic Docent
16/10 Discussion / allocation of talks
16/10 Christian Fendt IMPRS rules & issues
23/10 no seminar
30/10 Dominik Schleicher Cold dark clouds: The initial conditions for star formation (Bergin & Tafalla 2007, ARAA) HB
30/10 Alexander Karim Nonthermal radiation processes: Synchrotron and inverse Compton radiation KM
06/11 Mario Gennaro Type Ia supernova discoveries at z>1 from HST (Riess et al. 2007, ApJ) HWR
06/11 Roman Follert GAIA: Composition, formation and evolution of the Galaxy (Perryman et al. 2001, A&A) CF
13/11 Julian Merten Toward understanding massive star formation (Zinnecker & Yorke 2007, ARAA) CF
13/11 Alexander Hansson Active galactic nuclei: reverberation mapping HWR
20/11 Oliver Porth Testing general relativity with pulsar timing (Stairs, 2003, Living Reviews) CF
27/11 Xiaoying Pang The structure and evolution of molecular clouds: From clumps to cores to the IMF (Williams et al. 2000, PP-IV, 97) HB
27/11 Bernd Voelkl Dwarfs Cooler than 'M': The Definition of Spectral Type 'L' ... (Kirkpatrick etal. 1999, ApJ) CF
04/12 Christian Angrick Astrobiology: The study of the living universe (Chyba & Hand 2005, ARAA) CF
04/12 Sajaya Paudel Evolution of large-scale structure in a universe dominated by cold DM HWR
11/12 Min Fang Observations of infall in star-forming regions (Myers et al. 2000, PP-IV, 217) HB
11/12 Dading Nugroho Clusters of Galaxies KM
Carolina Bergfors The initial mass function of stars (Kroupa 2002, Science; Salpeter 1955, ApJ) CF
no seminar X-mas break
08/01 Bhargav Vaidya Theory of brown dwarfs and giant planets (Burrows et al. 2001, RMP 65) CF
08/01 Ana Uribe Observations of Interstellar Magnetic Fields (Crutcher et al. 2003, LNP) HB
15/01 Milica Milosavljevic The Growth Mechanisms of Macroscopic Bodies in Protoplanetary Disks HB
15/01 Gisella De Rosa The M_bh-sigma relation: observational evidence and relevance for galaxy formation model KM
22/01 Mauricio Cisternas The Galactic Center KM
22/01 Ana Valente Black holes in binary systems - observational appearance, (Shakura & Sunyaev 1973) CF
29/01 Hagen Meyer The dichotomy between red and blue galaxies: past and present KM
29/01 Sergei Koposov Galactic bridges and tails HWR
29/01 Kasper Schmidt The X-ray background HWR
05/02 ??