IMPRS seminar winter term 2013/14

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

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

The current IMPRS seminar (winter term 2013/14):
Location: Seminarraum 105, Philosophenqweg 12
Date: Thursday, 17:15
Tutors: Christian Fendt (CF); Simon Glover (SG);
Klaus Meisenheimer (KM); Glenn van de Ven (GV)
Please prepare for a 20 min presentation plus 10 min discussion
IMPRS will check for regular attendence

Seminar schedule:
Date Speaker Topic Tutor
17/10 All Allocation of topics / slots
17/10 Mauricio Ortiz Detection of extrasolar planets with PRIMA
17/10 Christian Fendt IMPRS briefing
24/10 Kevin Schaal Distribution of Dark Matter in the Spiral Galaxy NGC 3198 (van Albada etal 1985) GV
24/10 Peter Zeidler Models of the structure and evolution of protoplanetary disks (Dullemond etal 2007) SG
31/10 Sebastian Stammler Black holes in binary systems / Accretion discs in astrophysics (Shakura & Sunyaev 1973, Pringle 1981) CF
31/10 Stefan Lieder The most dark-matter-dominated galaxies: Predicted gamma-ray signals from the faintest Milky Way dwarfs (Strigari et al. 2008) GV
07/11 Alison Mitchell Gravitational microlensing by the galactic halo (Paczynski 1986) GV
07/11 Richard Teague Hyper-velocity and tidal stars from binaries disrupted by a massive Galactic black hole (Hills 1988) GV
14/11 Reza Moetazedian Turbulence & star formation in molecular clouds (Larson 1981) SG
14/11 Simone Giacche Unified Models for AGN (Antonucci 1993; Urry & Padovani 1995) KM
21/11 Emer Brady WMAP: Microwave background results after 7 years (Komatsu etal 2011, Hinshaw etal 2009) KM
21/11 Nina Hernitschek The slope of the black hole mass versus velocity dispersion correlation (Tremaine et al. 2002) GV
28/11 Daniele Sorini Weak lensing as a tool to constrain Dark Energy (Bartelmann & Schneider) KM
28/11 Roxana Chira Spectroscopy and photometry of elliptical galaxies. I - A new distance estimator (Dressler etal 1987) GV
05/12 Jakob Herpich The nucleosynthetic signature of Population III (Heger & Woosley 2002) SG
05/12 Alexander Tsupko The physics of GRBs (Piran 2004), GRBs: basic facts and ideas (Ghisellini 2011) CF
12/12 Ellis Owen How small were the first cosmological objects? (Tegmark et al. 1997) SG
12/12 Jorge Abreu Vicente The star formation law in galactic disks ? Globally and spatially resolved (Kennicutt 1989; Bigiel etal 2010) KM
26/12 - 02/02 no seminar Christmas holidays
09/01 Tobias Schmidt Testing General Relativity with Pulsar Timing (Stairs 2003) CF
09/01 Paul Molliere Hydromagnetic flows from accretion discs and the production of radio jets (Blandford & Payne 1982, Pudritz etal 2007) CF
16/01 Gustavo Morales Radial mixing in galactic discs (Sellwood & Binney 2002) GV
16/01 Qian Qian A powerful local shear instability in weakly magn disks (Balbus & Hawley 1991) CF
23/01 Cristina Garcia The Galactic Center (Genzel etal 2010, Eckart etal. 2006) KM
23/01 Kalyan Radhakrishnan Intermediate-mass black boles in the Universe: a review of formation theories and observational constraints (van der Marel 2004) GV
30/01 Wilma Trick Competitive accretion in embedded stellar clusters SG
30/01 Erik Bertram Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA): Instrument and Methods KM