Module: astro830
Main organizers: Prof. N. Langer and Prof. T. Tauris 
Main contact for scheduling talks: Abel Schootemeijer

FIRST SEMINAR on  ***MONDAY May 15***   (see schedule below) 

Information for the summer semester 2017

Welcome to the homepage of the Seminar on Astronomy and Astrophysics (astro830), a four credit point elective course in the Master of Astrophysics programme at the Argelander Institute for Astronomy, at the University of Bonn. Students give a talk, and answer relevant questions afterwards, based on a recently published research paper, as suggested by the supervisors. Students should discuss the topic, the content and the presentation of their talk with their supervisor prior to giving it.

Time and Place
Mondays, 14.00 (sharp!) ---> 15.30, Lecture Hall 0.012, AIfA.

The AstroSem introductory session will be on 24th April 2017 at 14.00. The final AstroSem will be July 17th. Please note: exceptionally seminars will be held at a different time and/or place, please check the timetable below!

Students:  read your guide
Supervisors  read your guide

Very important: for this seminar course, the allowed registration and de-registeration dates  occur very early in the semester (SS17: 30/04/2017). Please be carefull and do not miss them.

Very important: Every student should first read the guidelines (see above). Email requests will not be replied if the answers are already given in the AstroSem pages.

Time table

Contact person for scheduling talks: Abel Schootemeijer

DateSpeakerTitle / LinkSupervisorDates not available 
15.05.17Vsevolod NedoraMerging binary black holes formed through chemically homogeneous evolution in short-period stellar binariesC. Abaten/a
29.05.17Jingyuan ChenProperties of the cosmological filament between two clusters: A possible detection of a large-scale accretion shock by SuzakuT. Reiprichn/a
12.06.17Marcus KeilSHARP - II. Mass structure in strong lenses is not necessarily dark matter substructure: A flux ratio anomaly from an edge-on discP. Schneidern/a
12.06.17Sven HeydenreichDetection of lensing substructure using ALMA observations of the dusty galaxy SDP.81P. Schneidern/a
19.06.17Moritz HaslbauerWitnessing the Growth of the Nearest Galaxy Cluster: Thermodynamics of the Virgo Cluster OutskirtsK. Basu n/a
19.06.17Laura MannsThe global history of reionization
C. Porcianin/a
26.06.17Aakash MantriDiscovery of a spiral-host episodic radio galaxyJ. Kerpn/a
26.06.17Sonia MunjalThe Remarkable Similarity of Massive Galaxy Clusters From z~0 to z~1.9F. Pacaudn/a
03.07.17Franziska HeusgenPolarimetric evidence of a white dwarf pulsar in the binary system AR ScorpiiT. Taurisn/a
03.07.17Antonio PerezThe XMM Cluster Outskirts Project (X-COP): Physical conditions of Abell 2142 up to the virial radiusT. Reiprichn/a
10.07.17Davit AlkhanishviliNo evidence for extensions to the standard cosmological modelC. Porcianin/a
 Available papers:

Student ALow Frequency Radio Constraints on the Synchrotron Cosmic WebK. BasuJuly: 3, 17
xx.yy.17Student BShock breakout in Type Ibc supernovae and application to GRB 060218//SN 2006ajN. LangerMay: 22, July: 3 
xx.yy.17Student CAspherical Supernova Shock Breakout and the Observations of Supernova 2008DN. LangerMay: 22, July: 3
xx.yy.17Student DThe Discovery and Origin of A Very-High Velocity Cloud Toward M33J. Kerp
xx.yy.17Student EExtreme isolation of WN3/O3 stars and implications for their evolutionary origin as the elusive stripped binariesL. GrassitelliMay: 15, June: 12, 19, 26 
xx.yy.17Student FUnderstanding the Scatter in the Spatially-resolved Star Formation Main Sequence of Local Massive Spiral GalaxiesP. KroupaMay: 8, 15, 22, June: 19, July: 3, 10