IMPRS seminar winter term 2011/12

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 2011/12:
Location: Neuer Hoersaal, and Seminarraum 1, physics buildings, Albert-Ueberle-Str.3-7
Date: Thursday, 17:15
Tutors: Christian Fendt (CF); Simon Glover (SG); Ralf Klessen (RK);
Andreas Koch (AK); Klaus Meisenheimer (KM); Glenn van de Ven (GV)
Please, prepare for a 25-30 min presentation including 5-10 min discussion
IMPRS will check for regular attendence

Seminar schedule:
Date Speaker Topic Tutor
13/10 all allocation of topics / slots
13/10 Christian Fendt IMPRS briefing
20/10 No seminar
27/10 Philipp Merkel Physics of Neutron stars (Lattimer & Prakash, Science 2004) CF
27/10 Eleonora Sarli Testing General Relativity with Pulsar Timing (Stairs, 2003) CF
27/10 Christian Baczynski Merger rates in hierarchical models of galaxy formation (Lacey & Cole, 1993) SG
27/10 Anahi Caldu Primo Constraining the unexplored period between the dark ages & reionization with observations of the global 21 cm signal (Pritchard & Loeb 2010) SG
03/11 Eduardo Banados A new method of determining distances to galaxies (Tully & Fisher 1977) GV
03/11 Salvatore Cielo Dynamics of protostellar disks (Armitage 2008) RK
10/11 Moe Abbas A kinematic method for measuring the pattern speed of barred galaxies (Tremaine & Weinberg 1984) GV
10/11 Elena Manjavacas Abundance of the Sun (Asplund et al. 2009, Caffau etal. 2011) RK
10/11 Thomas Gerner Microwave background results after 5 yrs (Hinshaw etal. 2009) KM
10/11 Mei Sasaki The formation of galactic discs (Mo, Mao & White 1998) KM
17/11 Maria Kapala Gamma-ray bursts (Piran 2004, Ghisellini 2011) CF
17/11 Siddarth Hegde Theory of brown dwarfs and giant planets (Burrows etal. 2001) CF
17/11 Fabrizio Arrigoni A common mass scale for satellite galaxies of the Milky Way (Strigari etal. 2008) AK
17/11 Joanna Drazkowska How do massive black holes get their gas? (Hopkins & Quataert 2010) SG
24/11 Agnese Fabris Gas depletion time and gas accretion onto galaxies (Bigiel etal. 2011) RK
24/11 Deniss Stepanovs Measuring Cosmology with Supernovae (Perlmutter & Schmidt) KM
24/11 Kirsten Schnuelle Hyper-velocity and tidal stars from binaries disrupted by a massive Galactic black hole (Hills 1988) GV
01/12 Denis Yurin Radial mixing in galactic discs (Sellwood & Binney, 2002) GV
01/12 Richard Hanson A downturn in intergalactic C IV as redshift 6 is approached (Ryan-Weber etal. 2009) AK
01/12 Michael Maseda Gas dynamics in high-redshift halos (Bromm et al. 2009) RK
01/12 Emanuela Giannini Dwarfs Cooler than ``M''..(Kirkpatrick etal. ApJ 1999, Chiu etal. AJ 2006) CF
08/12 Fabo Feng Weak lensing as a tool to constrain Dark Energy (Schneider, 2007; Bartelmann & Schneider, 1999) KM
08/12 Robert Singh The dichotomy between red and blue galaxies: past and present (Kauffmann et al. 2003a,b, Faber etal. 2007) KM
08/12 Akin Yildrim Black holes in binary systems. Observ. appearance (Shakura & Sunyaev, 1973) CF
15/12 Alex Buedenbender Chemical Abundances and Kinematics in Globular Clusters and Local Group Dwarf Galaxies and Their Implications for Formation Theories of the Galactic Ha (Geisler etal. 2007) AK
15/12 John Vickers Two distinct halo populations in the solar neighborhood. II. Evidence from stellar abundances of Mn, Cu, Zn, Y, and Ba (Nissen & Schuster 2011) AK
15/12 Tobias Brandt Structure and formation of Andromeda's many substructures (McConnachie et al. 2009) AK
no seminars X-mas break
12/01 Siyi Feng Statistical characteristics of interstellar turbulence (Elmegreen & Scalo 2004, Federrath etal. 2010) RK
12/01 Laszlo Szucs Multiple stellar population in globular clusters AK
12/01 Jan Rybizki Analytical Theory for the Initial Mass Function: CO Clumps and Prestellar Cores SG
12/01 Svea Proft The Most Dark-Matter-dominated Galaxies: Predicted Gamma-Ray Signals from the Faintest Milky Way Dwarfs" (Strigari et al. 2008) GV
19/01 Frederik Schoenebeck Measurement of the Rate of nu_e +d -> p+e- interactions produced by 8B Solar neutrinos at the SNO (Ahmad et al. 2001) CF
19/01 Charles Majer Sunspots: An overview (Solanki 2003) CF
19/01 Camilla Penzo Shock Acceleration (Bell 1978) KM
19/01 Nikolay Kacharov Sub-luminous type 1a SN from mergers of equal-mass WD (Pakmor et al. 2010) CF
26/01 Julian Stuermer The Formation and Fragmentation of Disks Around Primordial Protostars, (Clark et al. 2011) SG
26/01 Mahmoud Mohamed The supermassive black hole of M87 and the kinematics of its associated gaseous disk" (Macchetto et al. 1997) GV